Resolved Upgrade from 10.6.3 to 10.7

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by solos72, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. solos72, Jul 21, 2011
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    solos72 macrumors newbie

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    Greetings,

    I am preparing to do a clean install of 10.7 this weekend on my MBP mid2010.
    I have tried to search the internets and this forum and was not able to find a sure answer or I may just be searching for the wrong criteria.

    My MBP came with a 10.6.3 DVD. While creating my upgrade plan I notice that 10.7 requires 10.6.8 (which my MBP is currently running).

    For a fresh install do I start with 10.6.3 and install the combo update to 10.6.4 then the combo update for 10.6.5 and so on until my machine is running 10.6.8 then install Lion.

    I was hoping to start with 10.6.3 and jump to the 10.6.8 update combo, then install 10.7. Is this possible or do I have to install all the combo updates leading to 10.6.8?

    Thanks
     
  2. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502a

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    You can just install the combo update to 10.6.8. In fact, that is what Software update will do.
    You will need 10.6.8 to download Lion.
     
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  4. Vader macrumors 65816

    Vader

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    Buy Lion on the Appstore before doing anything to that MacBookPro!

    Once it is downloaded, follow this to make a bootable DVD or flash drive to install Lion from.

    Boot to that drive and do a clean install.

    No need to go back to 10.6.3 and update.
     
  5. solos72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!!!!!

    Thanks for the replies!!!!!

    So there is no need to install 10.6.3 from DVD.

    Am I understanding correctly that:

    - While on 10.6.8 I download Lion.
    - Then create a boot copy of 10.7
    - Then do a clean install of 10.7

    I know I am skipping a few things there but that is the general idea, as long as I am running 10.6.8, I am able to download 10.7 but do not run the update, just create a bootable 10.7 and wipe my hard drive and do a clean install of 10.7.

    Right ?

    Thanks again
     
  6. Vader, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    Vader macrumors 65816

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    That is correct. Use a DVD, 8 + GB flash drive, or extra blank HDD to create a bootable Lion installation drive while on 10.6.8. Then when you boot from that, you will be able to select clean install.

    Edit: I don't recall, but you may have to load Disk Utility and erase the drive (when booted from the install drive) before you can do a clean install. Otherwise the installed might automatically just do an upgrade.
    Also, here is a more detailed process.
     
  7. solos72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    <in the voice of Darth Sidious> Thank you Lord Vader
     

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