4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2011 4:08 AM by TheSmokeMonster
JCrebbin Level 2 Level 2

I have installed Lion as an upgrade (and copied off the installer to an external HDD). The Emergency disk partition is there - and I assume it works.

Apart from backing up essential data; is there anything I should be aware of if I want to do a fresh install of Lion by erasing the HDD with the system on it and then booting from the Emergency partition?


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1), I still can't get my Mac Plus onto the network
Solved by JCrebbin on Sep 7, 2011 1:17 AM Solved
To answer my own question a bit further. The following two links both show how to install Lion without the need to first have Snow Leopard installed.http://www.informationweek.com/byte/howto/personal-tech/desktop-os/231002151http://www.eggfreckles.net/notes/installing-lion-clean/
Reply by TheSmokeMonster on Sep 3, 2011 7:26 PM Helpful
verify and repair your disks in disk utility while in the recovery partition (cmd r while booting up) right before you install lion after you've erased the hdd. I think it needs to be journaled format but I would google that before believing me.
Reply by TheSmokeMonster on Sep 7, 2011 4:08 AM Helpful
you've successfully closed the discussion! the points get taken back to the server gnomes. They are pleased. Great links btw! Found them educational.

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