3 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 1:40 PM by caricef
caricef Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have mid 2011 macbook air that came with pre installed mac os x lion on it...2 days ago,i turned on file vault on it and i screwed up my recovery hd on my macbook air 2011..so i tried internet recovery by restarting my computer by pressing both Command&R and it gave me thus 4 options..One of which was to re install mac os X Lion...So i started downloading it..and the NIGHTMARE begins!!


              As power break down or you say loadshedding happens to occur here frequently,,My download each time after power breakdown starts from the scratch and as its taking alot of time i m unable to download...If there is anybody who can tell me how to RESUME lion download in this method..Or it can not be resumed???? pls pls let me know

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,295 points)

    One thing missing from your posts is where you are located. If you have access to an Apple Store Genius Bar, I would opt for taking it in. They would be in a good position to resolve your situation with the unfortunate personal circumstances you describe.


    It's too bad that for your particular machine, you don't have a "physical media" option. You see, some users can buy a Lion install flash drive to perform exactly what you are wanting to do. The problem is, that the flash disk Apple sells, is not usable on 2011 Airs and Mac Mini's, as the version build predates the release of those two units. Sooner or later, Apple will undoubtably upgrade the flash drive offering, but I don't see any information as to when.


    If it were legal, I would send you a copy of the full compatible installer, which I made from a legally downloaded upgrade of version 10.7.3. I have used it on my 2011 MBA, successfully. However, I think that Apple does not permit users to share in this manner. But I think that any competent Apple Store should have the same software available, that can be used in this manner. I hope this is not just idle speculation, so you need to ask (The Apple Store)


    The only other option is to gain access to a good Internet connection, and reliable power source for the duration of the recovery download.

  • caricef Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought my Macbook air in US and now currently i am in pakistan...Here i have checked on the apple website there are two authorized apple dealers in pakistan..you are right i must ask them if they have any solution to this problem...Yep i also want to install the fresh installation and then take the installer for future crashes..I did not as i am new to mac therefore i missed  it..Here loadshedding every 6 hourly for an hour..so you can think that how it is impossible for me to do it...thanks for your reply...

  • caricef Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I called the apple store over here and they say that they donot have the software on the Flash drive or on dvd for sale right now..so you have to download from the net which is not possible in the unfortunate circumstances..so stuck in it