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  • Eric Westby Level 4 (1,815 points)

    john strass wrote:


    The problem with my late 2008 MBA is that I bought it with the max RAM (2 gig).  So 10.7 will never wok on this computer..


    As others have pointed out, that is simply not the case. We own an Air with 2GB RAM and Lion works flawlessly.

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,715 points)

    B. Bruce Brinson wrote:

    . . .

    I know the Install disk works, aaa I just used it yesterday to install SL on an older MacBook


    That doesn't necessarily mean it's the right one.


    Has it ever booted the Mac you're having trouble with? 


    If it's a gray disc, it will only boot Macs of the same model and build period it came with.


    If it's a white Retail disc, it should boot any Mac, as long as the Mac didn't come with a later version of OSX than the version on the disc.

  • john strass Level 1 (0 points)

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh............It looks Liike like Mr. Eric Westby is right on !



    Maybe spotlight was indexing and thats whay my MBA 2008 was not budging.   I think I'll wait until there is a 10.7.2 or so and then retry.


    I also saw Lion was killing my MS word / excell (I have the ancient first Office for Mac X- I kept it because Numbers does not read some .xls well.)   I'm strictly iWork now especially since Keynot does a beter job of exporting .ppt than M$ own PowerPoint (I'v tried a few newer versions) does!

  • B. Bruce Brinson Level 1 (25 points)

    Yes - it is the disk that came with this MBP.  I've started from it (pre-Lion) many times on this machine, and several others actually.  None of the methods used to boot from the disk now have any effect, beyond those already mentioned.  Most curious.  I'm going to the Genius Bar today for some help.

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,715 points)

    Very strange.  You're not the only one; there are a few others who seem to be having the same problem (although some had the wrong disc and/or were doing the wrong thing).


    I did that many times in beta testing, since February, without a problem.  And there were many others testing, too, with a large forum.  If anybody else had that happen, they never posted it.   Plus, there were many Developers testing, too (with different forums; no telling if any of them had it happen).


    Whatever it is, must be something rather weird.   Not much consolation, though. 


    Let us know if you find anything out, but I suspect this is one the Geniuses won't know about;  you may end up having to call AppleCare.

  • Patricia Woerth Level 1 (5 points)

    I followed your instructions and went back to Snow Leopard.  I have one

    problem, I can't find my address book.

  • natalie275 Level 1 (0 points)

    how do i reboot from the installer disk.  i've tried restarting and holding shift and c buttons and i still am not getting to the installation screen.  I really want to get rid of Lion    

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,715 points)

    natalie275 wrote:


    how do i reboot from the installer disk.  i've tried restarting and holding shift and c buttons and i still am not getting to the installation screen.  I really want to get rid of Lion    

    Just "C" while starting should boot from the disc in the SuperDrive.


    Or, Option while starting should show the Startup Manager, where you can select what you want (the disc in the SuperDrive may not appear for a few moments).


    If not, and you're using a wireless keyboard, try a wired one.  Wireless ones are supposed to work, but sometimes the connection doesn't get established quickly enough.

  • IcemanSith Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm really enjoying the new OS. Here's what I did to prep my MacBook Pro


    I made a carbon copy of my drive as well as manually copied my Library and User folder.


    I wiped the hard drive and reinstalled Snow Leopard and installed all updates. Then I reinstalled all my apps and then made a disc image of it.


    When Lion was released, I installed it and now I have moved all my files over. The laptop is running great! I've had no issues or slowness what so ever. I feel it's even sped up the laptop with 4GB RAM and a 320GB HD.


    Its been great since running Lion!

  • Sit4Pet Level 1 (0 points)

    That's harsh.  Your comment irks me.

  • jhewitt86 Level 1 (5 points)

    I'm on a 2011 iMac with 4GB RAM and it's insanely slow for me too. Don't think RAM is the culprit here...

  • wojtek_air Level 1 (0 points)

    What is it then, you reckon?  I own the first Air 1.6 GHz, 2GB RAM and it's slow with Lion.  There are people who say their Airs are not that slow, some even claim it's even a bit faster.  What is slowing us down then, if it is not RAM?

  • Jason Watkins Level 1 (25 points)

    Does the Macbook Air have a solid state drive? If not, I remember those shipping with a 4200 rpm rotational drive. That in itself is a major performance bottleneck.

  • anilkiran30 Level 1 (10 points)

    For uninstalling LionOS X, you'll have to use SnowLeopard Disc or previous version & then do an Erase & Install

  • sfoster_au Level 1 (10 points)

    Every vendor looks after retrogrades in case "**** happens" Even Microsoft. Usually the only way to find out is to go ahead and try and, yes, problems can be expected. Apple should have had the foresight to offer a process to remove lion (for the time being) if things did not go as planned.


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