Ok, so I know a bit, but not near as much as many of you... here is the issue. - I have a black 2008 macbook. - I upgraded my RAM from 1gig to 2gigs, required for Lion. - I installed a new internal hard drive (western digital 320g 5400, identical to the previous one installed) because the previous one was 3 yrs old and was having "old age" failures (my friend did a test.. I'm not sure what this exactly means). - I installed Snow Leopard onto the new hard drive (did NOT load all my backed up files) - I installed updates, up to 10.6.8. - I immediately started to install Lion onto the new hard drive. - I get through the install screen, it goes through the 3 minutes of waiting, then says it needs to restart. - I restart it, and when it restarts, it is Snow Leopard... as if I didn't even try to do anything with Lion to it. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG??? I have to upgrade for the non-profit I work with. The computer guy is slammed with work so he can't help me with it, but I HAVE to upgrade for work... so I'm coming to you guys. PLEASE help me out! This is a bit urgent. Thanks!!