Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2011 6:35 AM (in response to macfoxpro)
I'm sure you'll be able to find someone else who had similar problems, but that doesn't make that behavior normal. There was definitely something wrong. Could be incompatible third-party software, could be a damaged install, could be something else entirely.
Lion's smooth as silk here. The only problem I had was that 4 GB of RAM wasn't really enough anymore for some of the tasks I do. I saw a lot of spinning beachballs due to memory issues. Upgrading to 8 GB of RAM cured all. (Not that that is related to your problems, they don't sound like memory issues.)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2011 7:18 AM (in response to macfoxpro)
I would say, first backup your computer and see if your computer has te minimum requirements. Memory is very important on any computer as well as the processor. Also, look to see how much hard drive space you have before you install. I had a 320 gb when I ordered mine. In months I installed a 1 TB hard drive that is slow, but works great. The major factor on the Lion software is, if your computer is intel or not. I hope it is. The software is coded for intel CPU's.
Things to check:
-Macbook specs vs Lion minimum requirements?
-Do you have enough hard drive space?
-Do you have enough memory?
-Graphics card compatibility?
-Do you know how to make a DMG file into a CD-Rom?
Converting it to a DVD will help with loading the OS X better and having less issues.
-Are you doing a fresh install or are you upgrading the OS X?
Other guides that explain how to install:
This link should be of some help with compatibility:
My advise, browse other discussions on here and elsewhere. There seems to be a major issue with either memory or the graphics card. Start doing some research there. Also, make an appointment with the Genius Bar and see if they can help you with the install process.