I'm new to mac os x and I just bought a new macbook pro 13" four days ago which came preinstalled with mac os x lion. I tried to do a clean install on the third day to experience doing it myself for the first time. here's what I did:
@DU I perform erase Macintosh HD, set the partition table to GUID, partitioned the drive,
exit DU and then selected reinstall mac os x from the mac os x utilities,
I just clicked continue, continue, then it did some eligibility checking and verification.
after a while the dialog window showed this message " This version of Mac OS X 10.7 cannot be installed on this computer."
there's no other option below than quit.
restarted macbook then pressed down option+command+r
the globe logo came out. I connected to my home wifi and a progress bar indicator came out. after the progress bar completed, the Mac os x utilities came out.
I selected reinstall mac os x from the mac ox x util. I clicked on continue, continue.. an eligibility and verification followed and after a while I got the same message saying "This version of Mac OS X 10.7 cannot be installed on this computer."
I restarted macbook again and pressed down option+command+r
I did the steps from the 1st try again but I still get the same message "This version of Mac OS X 10.7 cannot be installed on this computer."
Can anyone help me out on how to reinstall Lion? or did I missed out anything? or should I send this macbook for repair? or just return it?
appreciate any advice...thanks.