OS X V10.7 Lion :: Don't See The Emergency Backup Partition After Fresh Installation?

Jun 7, 2012

I recently installed Lion on my Core 2 Duo Macbook (late 2010 model). Everything seems to have gone smoothly. I also installed a Windows partition with Boot Camp. Windows 7 seems to be working okay, too.I had the impression that Lion installs an emergency backup partition on my hard drive. I had the impression I would see this partition if I started the machine with the option key down (along with the Boot Camp partition). Actually, I could swear I did see the Lion backup partition several times when I started the machine with the option key down. That was several days ago.  Recently, when I start with the option key down, I don't see the Lion emergency backup partition. I just see my Macintosh Hard Disk and Windows.Was it my imagination, or has the Lion backup partition disappeared from the optionkey-down startup screen? If so, why? Has something gone wrong? 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Linking An Old Time Machine Backup With A Fresh Install?

Mar 31, 2012

I recently wiped/installed Lion on my hard drive and I'm trying to figure out how to link my old time machine back ups to my time capsule. I haven't gotten the oft quoted dialogue box that lets you link it to the new install. Does anyone know how I can manually force this to happen? I've already started a fresh backup, but I'm fine losing what's been backed up so far.   

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Boot From Lion DVD For Installation On Different Partition

Jun 5, 2014

I bought a MacBook that came with Mavericks installed. I want to install Lion on different partition. When I try to boot from the Lion install DVD a "no" symbol comes up, a circle with a slash through it. 

What is preventing it from booting? Where is it stored? How do I get rid of it? 

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Backup The Os X Installation?

Jun 22, 2012

i'm getting rid of my cable internet ISP. they place i have moved in, in India, is not a metropolitan region and there is just a terribly bad internet serivce here via cable. Disconnections to slow speed to high cost. so now i'm planning to move to 3G internet and use it all the time via my iphone 4.  

the obvious problem is that that while 3g in this area isn't slow or intermittent, its still very costly. so i cannot afford to make a 4.5 gb download of os x lion  (and mountain lion in future) everytime i have to clan install the OS. and unfortunately, this year i had to do it nearly thrice. back in the days of leopard and snow leopard this was like NEVER! anyway, So now i want to download LION while i'm still on cable internet and back it up on a usb stick or a dvd.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Mid 2010

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Aug 27, 2009

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Intel Mac :: Apps Crashing After Fresh OS X Installation?

May 6, 2012

I bought a second hand iMac, formatted the HD and installed Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Fixed disk permission, did all the software upgrades, fixed once more permission and verified startup disk... and everything seemed to work fine.

After using it for an hour I've started noticing strange crashes: 

-When I use Software Update and I click Show Details, the app crashes every time... but if i click the Install button it works fine.

-The computer is connected to the internet but Safari is not showing anything. It stays white. I've installed Firefox and it works fine. Safari not loading anything.

-App Store is crashing upon launch, every time 

Checked the hardware using the Apple disk and it's all in order. Re-fixed Disk Permissions. Re-verified startup disk. 

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OS X :: Way To Make Fresh Installation Using External Hard Drive

Aug 28, 2009

fresh install after two years. So I need explicit instructions, please:-) I know I have to go to Disk Utility to initiate the install, and I have my HD cloned on an external.

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OS X :: Restore Applications On Fresh Snow Leopard Installation?

Dec 22, 2009

I am on my Macbook Pro 17 with an HDD of about 350 GB. My HDD is Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled) formated with Snow Leopard installed. I want to make a fresh Snow Leopard installation on the HDD formated as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) but I don't want to lose my applications (it takes too much time to download/install all those) I need a way to get my apps back after/while installing Snow Leopard. What I am thinking is clone my HDD to another blank HDD that I have (about 600 GB) and while installing Snow Leopard chose to transfer my applications. I could also use the Migration Assistant after Snow Leopard is installed (I am not really sure that those options will be possible) I need to know if making a clone of my HDD and then transfer the applications is possible and how can I get it done (what software is needed?) If that's not possible, how do you suggest me to transfer my applications to the fresh Snow Leopard installation?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Delete Bootcamp Partition Backup?

May 30, 2012

What i want to do is i dont want Time Machine to backup my bootcamp partition (win 7 with ntfs format). but when i click on option, the time machine will automatically include it. and i canNOT remove it. the miuns ( - ) symbol is gray out and i cant do anything with it. how can i not include the bootcamp partition in my backup? if it still not clear, you can reply and ask me more about it.

Info:Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3), mac mini 2010 mid

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Time Machine Backup And Get Recovery Partition?

May 11, 2012

I restored from a Time Machine backup and then setup boot camp (and removed that partition a while back) and now I don't have a recovery partition. (Can't enable File Vault and
bash-3.2# diskutil list /Volumes/Macintosh HD
0:GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0
1:EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2:Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 87.4 GB disk0s2)

My new MacBook Pro didn't come with any CDs. Apparently I need the recovery partition to reinstall Lion from the internet. "Recovery HD offers on-disk recovery tools, allows you to restore from Time Machine backups, reinstall OS X Lion over the Internet..." The recommended solution from Apple seems to be reinstall with your OSX 10.6 CD (which I don't have) and then upgrade to Lion (which seems like a PITA). Info from : [URL]

What process should I follow to restore my recovery partition and apply the current state of the machine from a backup? (The process should not involve anything I don't have, like USB memory sticks, Lion CDs, etc....)Supplementary questions which are only relevant if the answer is "you can't" (which would seem to be a major bug!) Or is there a clever method to install a recovery partition onto an existing disk (which clearly has space for it)?

I have searched for it but all the results I found have either not mentioned that it works without reinstalling but look like it's needed, or do say "reinstall".If I install Lion to an external disk, can I boot from that and use the recovery disk assistant tool to restore the partition to my internal disk? (Which I assume I'll need to do to get FileVault to work)?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Can You Use A Time Machine Backup On A Fresh Install

Dec 31, 2009

As I speak time machine is backing up everything onto my new 500Gb portable hard drive. I also have a new 500Gb internal drive which I am going to install after the backup is complete.

I was just wondering what exactly time machine backs up? Does it include things like firefox bookmarks? As I would be annoyed if I lost them.

Also, once osx has bee installed on the new internal drive is there a way to use the time machine backup on the portable drive? I basically don't know how the files are stored on the portable drive when using time machine...i.e. whether it is a backup saved as one individual file, or many files?

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May 5, 2009

From time-to-time I obsessively reinstall Leopard on my MacBook Pro. I clone my drive to an external, install Leopard totally clean (erasing everything), and then drage back the contents of my home folders. I don't transfer anything from my Library folder, I like to start completely clean and rebuild my settings manually. Yes, I'm obsessive, like I said from before.

So now I've got my clean Leopard install. Everything is perfect. How do I back up to the existing sparseimage that's on my Time Capsule?

I realize it will be a fairly large first sync, but I'd love to still be able to grab deleted files from last October if need be.

Anyone know of settings or .plist trickery to make this happen? Can I simply choose that sparseimage in the Time Machine system preference?

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OS X :: After Windows Installation Partition Became Disk1s2?

Jan 12, 2009

I installed Windows on my 2nd Mac Pro HDD and noticed today that my OS X partition (formerly disk0s2) became disk1s2:

MacPro:~ Alex$ diskutil list
0: FDisk_partition_scheme *149.1 Gi disk0
1: Windows_NTFS Windows 149.0 Gi disk0s1
0: GUID_partition_scheme *139.7 Gi disk1
1: EFI 200.0 Mi disk1s1
2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 139.4 Gi disk1s2

Basically the 1st HDD is disk1 now and the 2nd HDD disk0. Why did that happen? Nothing to worry about but I'd like to have it the other way around as it was before Any way to change that?

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OS X :: Windows Partition Not Recognizing Mac Installation Disc?

Jul 22, 2009

I have just installed a windows vista partition on my 17 inch macbook pro and when I insert the mac osx installation dvd in order to install the mac drivers the on the windows partition the d drive shows that something has been inserted but the cd has no name and whenever I try to click on it says nothing is on the cd. However when I insert the dvd in the mac osx partition it reads the dvd fine. Why is this? There is a scratch on the dvd but what difference would it make if the mac partition is reading it fine?

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Windows On Mac :: Creating And Removing Partition - Confirmation Before Installation

Jun 15, 2010

creating and then removing a Win7 partition, restoring the initial single-OSX partition layout does not have any impact on my OSX installation, right? There should be no risk for my OSX installation, but I want to have your confirmation before proceeding with the installation of Win7 on my MBP.

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Software :: Kind Of An Emergency?

Aug 1, 2008

old mac g4 (digital audio) working well this morning, then power cut, now mac is off and cant get it going.

pressing power on the front of the tower, the light behind the power button comes on but no chime or boot up or fan sound ..

could have an internal fuse gone?

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OS X :: Need To Backup IMac Before Snow Leopard Installation?

Aug 31, 2009

I'm upgrading my mac to snow leopard but I don't really have a external hard drive to back up my data or the software to do the backup. Is it safe to do an upgrade without backing up?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Get A Not-quite-fresh Start?

Mar 20, 2012

Old Macbook Pro died yesterday. (details unimportant, was planning to replace soon anyway)New Macbook Pro will arrive tomorrow.I have an up-to-date Time Machine backup.Over the past four years, I filled up the old machine with all sorts of clutter, most of which I don't need or want. I do want to transfer my mailboxes in Mail, my iTunes and iPhoto libraries, and a few specific subdirectories of my Documents folder. Is there an easy way to just get these few things, or am I better off using Setup Assistant to transfer everything, then pruning ruthlessly?

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MacBook :: Lion 10.7.3 Fresh Install?

Feb 14, 2012

"reinstalling lion 10.7.3" and "installing lion 10.7.3" without success?I have a "MacBook Pro Early 2011", which came with Snow Leopard, at the time Apple was offering a free Lion 10.7.2 for free, which I got but not in a DVD, download only and I recently updated to Lion 10.7.3. Today I used my wife's MacBook 2006 with 2GB Ram and the machine was faster to respond than mine with 4GB ram, so I would like to re-install Lion 10.7.3 from scratch. I have the partition with with the Recovery HD, I assume it is Lion 10.7.2. Since I only have the Snow Leopard DVD, what would be the easiest and better method doing a Lion 10.7.3 fresh install?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Start Over Fresh When Open Any App

May 30, 2012

When I open applications now, whatever windows were open when I quit now re-open. When I'm done with a window, I'm done! I don't want to see all the browser windows or word processing windows or whatever I was last working on. When I quit, I expect it to quit - close all windows and exit the program. When I re-launch the program, I want to start over fresh. Is this something that can be set? Or do I just have to close all the windows before quitting?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.9)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Prepare For Fresh Install

Jun 8, 2012

I am about 2 years into my move back to mac with a small professional office and I am considering a fresh install of Lion from Snow Leopard on the Mac Pro (1st generation) and a 2009/10 MacBookPro. I believe the Mac Pro shipped with Leopard and the MacBookPro shipped with Snow Leopard but not sure if I am off by an OS release on that.In any event, it has been a /ton/ of effort in customizing this setup and it includes an install of Mac Drive, Parallels and other software and software settings.

I have also edited the registry on windows in a couple of instances and I have run a couple of Terminal customizations on the mac side.Two questions.What should I do to prepare for a fresh install and how much time might be involved in redoing my setup?Is it worth all the effort? I mean, I /do/ have a 2 TB hard drive to take the place of my existing 1 TB drive and I could use the extra space. But at the same time I wonder if a fresh install is necessary.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 10.6.8 with 64 bit Win7 in Parallel

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Sep 8, 2010

I'm thinking of creating a small, emergency boot drive on an sd card and would like your thoughts on what kind of software would be useful to put on it? So far the only things that come to mind are the Mac disc utility and carbon copy cloner.

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OS X :: Computer Seemed To Be Overloading From The Applications And Performed A Emergency Shut Down?

Nov 12, 2009

I was doing software update today when all of a sudden my computer seemed to be overloading from the apps I was running prior...After 10 minutes of "Circle of Death" I performed a emergency shut down. (Probably not the best idea) Afterwards I restarted and was stuck on the main loading screen, (Apple with grey swirling circle) I left this for about 20 minutes came back to check on it and nothing had happened, several restarts with no new conclusion.I popped in the startup disk and ran a diagnostic on it with everything coming back fine...What the heck do I do now?

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Feb 17, 2012

I have a 2008 MacBook Pro that is running a little slow lately.I've done four years of work on it and since it's time for me to upgrade for Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to Lion I thought I'd blow everything away and then restore.I always hear Leo Laporte (The Tech Guy) recommend starting from scratch and then restoring about once a year.I'd like to install Lion as a new installation onto my MacBook Pro and then use Time Machine to do a complete system restore.I have Time Machine backing up my system every day on a 500G external drive via firewire.It's completely up to date.

1)Will I see improvement from blowing everything away, installing the new OS (Lion) and then restoring? It seems to me that if I do that I'm just putting all the same garbage that I've built up over the past four years right back where it was. Might as well just do the full Lion install and let it restore everythign on it's own.

2)Say I load Lion fresh; isn't it going to run through that whole "new user" 30 minute script where I have to input all kinds of information? Then I connect my external drive and make it do a complete restore?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Fresh OSX Install SSD / Disk Privileges

Jun 29, 2012

I wasn't getting the performance I wanted from my SSD and decided to take a Mac writers advice and do a fresh OSX (10.7.4) install.However, I now seem to be having problems with disk privileges currently is it to do with accessing my iTunes media folder.It will not let my download the latest podcast or make updates to my metadata.I also would like to be able to access sections of my previous startup disk when I want to transfer or view files, but they are locked.I can still reboot under my previous startup disk and login as my previous user, but is there some way to grant access the the new user identity of my fresh install?

Mac OS X (10.7.4), Apple Cinema Display circa 2005

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Remove List Of Printers To Start Fresh On Mac Pro

May 14, 2012

In Lion, System Preference, Print & Scan, Printer column, +... Takes you to your list of printers. I would like to remove all of those printers, to start fresh. How can I do this?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Sep 10, 2010

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May 8, 2012

currently have 2 partitions bootcamp and lion. and have read alot about how if you create said partition it will mess up windows bootcamp. but have yet to see any actual answer as to how to creat the 3rd partition. correct me if wrong but is it better to delete bootcamp creat partition then install bootcamp and restore from system image?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Apr 21, 2012

This nonsense: To upgrade your Mac to OS X Lion, you must be running OS X Snow Leopard. If you have OS X v10.5 Leopard, purchase OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard now and install it on your Mac. Then buy OS X Lion as a digital download from the Mac App Store- seems very very un-apple.

So let me get this straight: I have to install an outdated OS (snow Leopard) in order to install Lion. ???

Remember when an OS was self contained, not an add-on upgrade feature?

I am puzzled- I would simply like to boot my mac pro from leopard (current os), and install LION on a newly placed, freshly formatted internal hard drive on same computer. Why would i need to have the intermediary step?

The folks at apple store couldn't answer- even the genius folk weren't sure- dissappointing at best-

Mac Pro 3Ghz Quad Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8), G4 MDD Dual 1Ghz Power PC

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