With SSD it is nice to make a clone also. And to have OS X on a standard type hard drive to boot from.
Did you create a Lion DVD from the package so you can do a clean install and boot from DVD?
Did you unplug everything? just keyboard and mouse and monitor? Do you have a wired USB kb/mouse?
had Mac Pro for months? both? MacPro 5,1 2010 then?
Can or do you use Lion Recovery Mode to repair your boot drive? to reinstall Lion? to run Disk Utility?
my wireless mouse-keyboard started working again after about 1 hour, not sure why. so thats sorted
dont have a lion DVD
I had my mac pro since 2009, but upgraded to a new ssd hard drive in november. it worked fine until a few days ago.
if select the utility disc mode and try to erase and reboot the startup (ssd) drive, it tells me that it is not possible to reboot the disk
not sure what to do now. besides from installing it all again from a time machine backup on one of my other hard drives. any suggestions?
Clone your system of course!
And create a Lion Install DVD.
You need to boot from Lion Recovery but you can't erase the hard drive you are booted from.
Carbon Copy Cloner will clone Lion and Lion Recovery to another drive.
you insalled Lion. Have you tried using Lion Recovery Mode? What happens with that?
And yes strip the machine down if possible, as far as possible.
SSD: first thing to do once it is working: use Disk Utility to make a sparse disk image.
Prevention is so much easier and cheaper than a cure, right.
Install OS X 10.6. on something. Take a look around, closely, and think how.
Make a "Genius" appointment at an Apple Store to have the machine tested.
Back up all data on the internal drive(s) before you hand over your computer to anyone. If privacy is a concern, erase the data partition(s) with the option to write zeros (do this only if you know how to restore, and you have at least two independent backups.) Don’t erase the Lion recovery partition, if present.
There are several ways to back up a Mac that is unable to fully boot. You need an external hard drive to hold the backup data.
1. Boot from your recovery partition (10.7 or later), a local Time Machine backup volume (10.7.2 or later), or your installation disc (10.6.8 or earlier.) Launch Disk Utility and follow the instructions in the support article linked below, under “Instructions for backing up to an external hard disk via Disk Utility.”
2. If you have a working Mac, and both it and the non-working Mac have FireWire ports, boot the non-working Mac in target disk mode by holding down the key combination command-T at the startup chime. Connect the two Macs with a FireWire cable. The internal drive of the machine running in target mode will mount as an external drive on the other machine. Copy the data to another drive.
3. If the internal drive of the non-working Mac is user-replaceable, remove it and mount it in an external enclosure or drive dock. Use another Mac to copy the data.