upgrade to ML from usb stick not starting

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by G0meZ, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. G0meZ macrumors regular

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    so i got 10.7.4 installed, a usb stick with 10.8.2 and i click on the 'install osx ml.app' on the stick... verification happens, i choose the local and lastly press install: for a splitsec a window comes down saying 'signing in to the app store' and that's it...nothing happens...
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  2. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    now... created a new user (appleid), loggin in to app store, all good, but still, osx ml ain't starting (totally legit copy by my employer)
    :confused::confused:
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Try this... copy the install image file to the computer, then use this free app to make a true Mountain Lion installer from the image you copied.
     
  4. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    right, will do if i can't get it done otherwise
    (apple's really dropping the ball with lion/mlion setup :mad:)
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you are not wanting to format the computer and just want to update, you should also be able to just copy the install DMG to the computer and run it straight from there. Just be aware that this will delete the install DMG when the install is done.
     
  6. G0meZ, Oct 27, 2012
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    G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the tip

    but, oh crapple, got a fresh ml image and this is happening now:

    after 2-3min prep, notebook restarts and comes back to normal login...nothing's done, 10.7.5...:confused:
    :confused::confused::confused:
    may this have to do with the fact that my recovery partition is no more?
    and if so, how do i get it back?
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That should not matter. The Mountain Lion install would make a new Recovery HD. So you have Lion running fine and you copied the Install Mountain Lion file to the HDD and ran it?
     
  8. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    that's correct

    it sure looks like a clean install seems to be the only way :(
    when's 10.9 coming?
    no, actually, i'm wondering if i should just go back to snow leopard...could never really see much profit in lion...and i got a feeling that machine would perform better with it...
     

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