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installing Lion instead of Lion Server

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dlmcshan Calculating status...
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Jul 21, 2011 4:37 AM

I have a Mac Mini which had OS X server installed (10.6.8).   I was wondering if it possible to install the non-server version of Lion.   If so, how?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)
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    Jul 21, 2011 4:56 PM (in response to dlmcshan)

    My understanding is that the installer will detect SL Server and automatically install the Lion Server add-on, prompting you to purchase and download the add-on.  If you have a non-server Mac Mini, then you should use your original disks to reinstall the non-server SL, before installing Lion.


    If you have a Mac Mini Server, then there's no supported way to install the non-server SL.  You'd have to install the non-server SL somehow first, or Google one the ways to do a "clean" install of Lion.  Either way, you likely will have to erase your existing SL Server installation in order to install the non-server Lion.

  • Barry Lee Reynolds Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:53 PM (in response to Asatoran)

    Thanks.  Yes, I have a server so I can't install the client version of SL.  I guess I will try to go about it by doing a clean install of Lion. 


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