Trouble With Mac OS X Lion Instalattion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Carlos-Pr7, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Carlos-Pr7 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I'm trying to install Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 4, But I Cant because it sais i have to fully disable File Favault. File Vault is disabled and i still can't install. Help?
     
  2. mrapplegate, Jun 25, 2011
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    How are you trying to turn on file vault ? Via the command line or the GUI? Do neither work?
    I meant how are you trying to turn it off?
     
  3. Carlos-Pr7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its already turned off, but i cant install 10.7
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    In terminal what does this command show?
    diskutil coreStorage list


    It should show if the disk is encrypted or not.
    There are a lot of threads on the dev forums you might try there as well.



    Does the system show an encrypted volume?
    What is the error message in the system log when you try to turn it on?
     
  5. Carlos-Pr7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'm sorry. I'm not a pro when it comes to terminal and all that. I aint a geek :p
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Ok. I was just trying to determine what the system sees the volumes as encrypted or not. Maybe you should wait until the release in July.
     
  7. Carlos-Pr7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but i'm woried it won't work. Cause the instalattion application is the same
     
  8. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    This is just a preview, without much troubleshooting you can't determine what is wrong. The retail version might work without any problems.
     
  9. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Go into the contents of the installer, burn the "InstallESD.dmg", start the mac you want to install on in firewire target mode (hold down T at boot), plug it into another mac, boot the second mac from your burned disk, and repair your target mac's disk using disk utility. Then you should be able to install normally. For some reason DP4 can be picky about these things.
     
  10. Carlos-Pr7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    only got one mac buddy. but thank you anyways
     
  11. Carlos-Pr7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now its serious! I downloaded mac os x lion gm, and i still cant install it. "please use system preferences to fully disable file vault" my file vault is turned off. Help
     

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