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John Nelson
Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 9, 2015 at 4:34:35 pm

Performed a deep erase on the MBP. Used a Lion thumb drive to load the OSX. Got all the way to the screen that looked like it was going to load and then this came up:
https://i1.creativecow.net/u-upload.php#

Have used this drive in the past for other macs but now it seems to be looking in the app store for it. Anyone know why?

Thanks.

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John Nelson
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 11, 2015 at 2:57:08 pm

Any ideas??

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John Nelson
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 14, 2015 at 2:10:24 pm

Thanks anyway. :{

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John Rofrano
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 27, 2015 at 2:02:12 pm

Did you ever figure out what was wrong? Your link is broken so we can't see the image you were trying to show us.

Here are some instructions just in case you need them:



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John Nelson
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 27, 2015 at 3:07:30 pm

Thanks John. Didn't think I'd ever hear back on this...

I am currently visiting family and can't reload the link. However, I believe the reason I was unable to load the OSX is due to the fact that it is no longer available on the app store. I noticed that while the drive was trying to load it went to the app store, apparently looking for Lion. When it didn't find it is when the error pop up was displayed.

I first thought I could use migration but could not get that to work. I did not use time machine, rather, I used carbon copy cloner. Haven't tried to use target mode yet to install Lion on the MBP but will when I return home.

Thanks again and any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

BTW, Using my MBP with Snow Leopard; That loaded with no trouble. :}

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John Rofrano
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:35:45 pm
Last Edited By John Rofrano on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:37:48 pm

Lion was the last version of OS X that was paid for. I wonder if it is looking to confirm your purchase in the App Store before installing? Usually that only happens if the thumb drive is the rescue disk only but if it has the full Lion installer it shouldn't need to access the App Store.

What if you disabled WiFi? Just don't sign in with your WiFi password or turn your router off if you have to and see if it will just install from the thumb drive when it sees no Internet connection. It's worth a try.

According to Apple's web page to purchase OS X Lion (10.7) it is still available in the App Store if you purchase a redemption code. So it must still be possible to install it.

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John Nelson
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 29, 2015 at 3:02:23 pm

I was wondering if that's why I couldn't install it (the app store verifying it). Was also thinking of bypassing the router. But the new Lion install would want to register via internet, right?

Is there any way to copy/transfer from the MP to MBP? That's really what I want since I have that set up the way I like. The only reason I can't use time machine is because it is on a 1tb drive along with Snow Leopard. I partitioned the drive...

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John Rofrano
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 30, 2015 at 1:30:31 am

[John Nelson] "Is there any way to copy/transfer from the MP to MBP? That's really what I want since I have that set up the way I like."
Sure. I've used Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! to successfully copy drives to similar systems (e.g., MP to MP) and it works quite well. I've never tried it between a MP and MBP but you can very easily and safely test this out for yourself.

Get an external drive like a G|Drive Mobile USB or WD My Passport for Mac that is as large or larger than your current boot drive. Use Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! to copy your MP boot drive to the external drive. Then plug the external drive into your MBP and turn it on. When you hear the boot "chime" quickly press the Option/Alt key and hold it until you see a screen that shows you the boot drive and external drive. Finally, select the external drive and your MBP will boot from this drive. If everything works, you can safely copy the external drive onto your MBP drive and you'll have an exact copy of your MP.

Like I've said, I've ever done this between a MP and MBP but if all of the same drivers are there it might just work. Worse case you shutdown the MBP and unplug the drive and you're back to normal. Let us know how you make out.

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John Nelson
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 30, 2015 at 1:20:00 pm

Sounds like it might work. Also thinking that if CCC works, why not time machine? Thanks again!

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John Rofrano
Re: Trouble loading Lion onto MBP unibody, 2009
on Sep 30, 2015 at 6:37:48 pm

[John Nelson] "Also thinking that if CCC works, why not time machine?"
Oh yea, Time Machine should work as well. What CCC gives you is the ability to test it out first on an external drive. This way nothing is changed if it doesn't work.

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