When installing Lion, upon restart... it's still Snow Leopard! Help!!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MandolynZZKaris, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. MandolynZZKaris macrumors newbie

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    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!!
     
  2. wikus macrumors 68000

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    Hold option when the computer starts and select the partition/os to boot into.

    Or, better yet, boot normally into Snow Leopard, click on the apple logo in the top left, select preferences, select startup disk and then select Lion to boot into.

    Be warned, OS X 10.7 isn't really prime time ready, and if youve become dependent on Expose, you'll see its shortcomings.
     
  3. MandolynZZKaris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help. However, I tried both and neither did the trick. OSX Lion isn't an option for either. :confused:

    What seems like is happening is that it goes halfway through the 3 minute install, and then jumps to the restart without doing the full install. Any ideas as to why? It's a brand new hard drive with no other programs installed on it. Only OSX 10.6.8

    I'm stumped... and frustrated... I hope everything with Lion isn't this complicated. I wouldn't upgrade if I didn't have to. :(

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    I don't know if this will help, but I went into the console and found this.... maybe it is something wrong with the Lion file and not my computer???



    9/26/11 10:35:45 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd[324] Could not interpret boot device as either network or disk
    9/26/11 10:35:45 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd[324] Can't interpet EFI boot device
    9/26/11 10:37:11 PM com.apple.diskmanagementd[324] /: no supported helper partitions to update.
    9/26/11 10:37:46 PM Install Mac OS X Lion[377] Error loading /Volumes/Mac OS X Lion/Install Mac OS X Lion.app/Contents/PlugIns/IACoreStorage.IABundle/Contents/MacOS/IACoreStorage: dlopen(/Volumes/Mac OS X Lion/Install Mac OS X Lion.app/Contents/PlugIns/IACoreStorage.IABundle/Contents/MacOS/IACoreStorage, 265): Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libcsfde.dylib
    Referenced from: /Volumes/Mac OS X Lion/Install Mac OS X Lion.app/Contents/PlugIns/IACoreStorage.IABundle/Contents/MacOS/IACoreStorage
    Reason: image not found

    9/26/11 10:39:20 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[88] (com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent[112]) Exited: Killed
    9/26/11 10:39:45 PM com.apple.launchd[1] *** launchd[1] has started up. ***
    9/26/11 10:40:13 PM com.apple.coreservices.uiagent[137] Mon Sep 26 22:40:13 Mandolyn-Os-MacBook.local CoreServicesUIAgent[137] <Error>: kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGSUnionRegionWithRect : Invalid region
    9/26/11 10:40:13 PM com.apple.coreservices.uiagent[137] Mon Sep 26 22:40:13 Mandolyn-Os-MacBook.local CoreServicesUIAgent[137] <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.
    9/26/11 10:40:13 PM com.apple.coreservices.uiagent[137] Mon Sep 26 22:40:13 Mandolyn-Os-MacBook.local CoreServicesUIAgent[137] <Error>: kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGSGetRegionBounds : Invalid region
    9/26/11 10:40:14 PM com.apple.WindowServer[68] Mon Sep 26 22:40:14 Mandolyn-Os-MacBook.local WindowServer[68] <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.
     
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    How are you attempting to install Lion? Via the Mac App Store or a USB thumb drive?

    If you're using the Mac App Store try deleting the Install OS X Lion app from the /Applications folder, then in Mac App Store hold the Option key and click on Purchases. You will see an Install button next to Lion again. Click it to reinstall.

    If you were using a USB thumb drive, try using the Mac App Store instead. It may be corrupted.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I Agree

    I think you have a corrupt Lion file there.
     
  6. pvino macrumors newbie

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    Just curious if you ever resolved this. The same thing just happened to me, and under very similar circumstances. My theory is that I left the snow leopard disk in the drive and when it rebooted, the install sequence defaulted to that, rather than the Lion rom from the app store. Testing that theory now...
     

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