Mac Mini :: Can't Install Lion On It

Apr 23, 2012

i have got a mac mini 2011 (i5, 4gb ram, 500gb hdd) recently...Im trying to boot from a dvd with OS X Lion but im getting a prohibitory sign?I have tried botting from a usb flash drive, but it doesn't work...I have tried downloading the system using the recovery client on the mac mini... but download process die at the middle everytime i start it.. so... I don't know what to do... i read that OS X Lion 10.7 cannot boot on this kind of mac mini (and macbook air), and i needed to do this with a more recent version like 10.7.2 or 10.7.3... so i've done it with 10.7.3, but the prohibitory is still appearing.. . i have got OS X Lion clean install on my macbook pro (2010) without problem.. but i cannot get it working on the mac mini.... 

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)


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