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i have upgraded my hard drive and i need to install osx lion but i dont understand whats (Open and mount "InstallESD.dmg")!from :-

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2. Select "Show package contents"

3. Go to "Contents/SharedSupport"

4. Open and mount "InstallESD.dmg"

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6. Done

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