5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2012 3:55 PM by xtremecarbon
koele Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have been running OS 10.8.6 and then installes OS X Lion.  All is wonderful and then my system reverts back to 10.6.8

can you help me?

  • 1. Re: Why does My OS X Lion keeps returning to OS X 10.8.6?
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    Likely your machine doesn't meet the specifications for 10.7

     

    Be happy, 10.6.8 is faster anyway and won't break any of your software like 10.7 will.

  • 2. Re: Why does My OS X Lion keeps returning to OS X 10.8.6?
    Eric Fauque Level 3 Level 3 (985 points)

    This does not make sense!

    You are saying that you have installed OS X Lion and that your system reverted to 10.6.8 all by it self?

    An older version of a system can not be installed on top of a newer one.

    To revert to an older OS you first have to erase the hard disk drive.

     

    So this would mean that your computer decided to erase your hard disk drive and reinstall OS 10.6.8 in place of OS X Lion. Also, where is your system getting OS 10.6.8 from to revert to? Is the 10.6.8 install disk in your drive?

     

    Please give more info on what is going on and on what model and year your iMac is.

    How did you "install" OS Lion?

  • 3. Re: Why does My OS X Lion keeps returning to OS X 10.8.6?
    iCare Level 4 Level 4 (1,740 points)

    Which model iMac do you have? Did the Lion installation complete? If yes, then your system should boot into Lion unless you have multiple partitions on your hard drive with different versions of the OS installed on each partition. Another possibility is that you have an external hard drive that is booting instead. If you open System Prefences and select the Startup Disk button are you presented with multiple boot options? Which one is selected as your Startup Disk?

  • 4. Re: Why does My OS X Lion keeps returning to OS X 10.8.6?
    Eric Fauque Level 3 Level 3 (985 points)

    ds store,

     

    The way I understand the post, OP is saying that he did install Lion and it worked well, but then the system reverted to 10.6.8!

     

    Your understanding makes more sense!

  • 5. Re: Why does My OS X Lion keeps returning to OS X 10.8.6?
    xtremecarbon Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)

    I realize koele made a typo, but imagine using Mountain Lion, then downgrading to Lion, then an automatic downgrade to Snow Leopard