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Old Jun 6th, 2011, 05:27 PM   #11
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this is stupid. how are you supposed to boot from a disc that doesn't exist to verify/repair your hard drive?
Lion creates a recovery partition on your drive - that's how it installs itself, and that's what you can boot from to verify/repair (though, yes, this is less useful if you whole drive is borked).

There also used to be TechTool Deluxe that came with Applecare - but I can't seem to find it on the site anymore (it went from bundled DVD-ROM to download post-AppleCare registration - but now seems to have vanished... weird.)

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i also don't understand how tiger/leopard users are supposed to upgrade either.
Buy Snow Leopard. Install. Update. Launch Mac App Store. Voila.

Yep, it's cumbersome, but I really don't understand the outrage on Twitter this afternoon. You skipped an OS Release... and you want to be able to jump from Leopard to Lion for $29? Not likely.

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i also feel for people who have small caps and/or use rocket sticks etc for their connectivity. nothing about this decision strikes me as being cool
Yeah, that is definitely an issue. But with Wifi being so ubiquitous - if you're really worried - spend an hour in Starbucks/Apple Store/McDonalds/Local Library and download it there.
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Lion creates a recovery partition on your drive - that's how it installs itself, and that's what you can boot from to verify/repair (though, yes, this is less useful if you whole drive is borked).
I haven't read anything about this. Do you have a link? This surprises me, I would have expected something different.
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Would that then take 4GB off of my boot drive? I sure hope this gets cleared up.
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I haven't read anything about this. Do you have a link? This surprises me, I would have expected something different.
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Would that then take 4GB off of my boot drive? I sure hope this gets cleared up.
According to comments under the second link - the partition itself is about 750mb. I'm guessing maybe it's able to download the other files it needs in the BG.
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this is stupid. how are you supposed to boot from a disc that doesn't exist to verify/repair your hard drive?

i also don't understand how tiger/leopard users are supposed to upgrade either.

i also feel for people who have small caps and/or use rocket sticks etc for their connectivity. nothing about this decision strikes me as being cool

+ + +, for all points mentioned.
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I'll also mention that Lion is $29.99 for all your computers. No more $$, family packs or weird Windows-like licence keys for multiple installs.

"Install on all authorized computers

When you purchase Lion from the Mac App Store, you can install it on all your authorized Mac computers. Just sign in to the Mac App Store from each Mac and download Lion from the Purchases list."
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According to comments under the second link - the partition itself is about 750mb. I'm guessing maybe it's able to download the other files it needs in the BG.
Thanks for the links. I like that it is less than a gig, it must be mostly tools and it would redownload lion if you were doing a reinstall, I guess
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I'll also mention that Lion is $29.99 for all your computers. No more $$, family packs or weird Windows-like licence keys for multiple installs.

"Install on all authorized computers

When you purchase Lion from the Mac App Store, you can install it on all your authorized Mac computers. Just sign in to the Mac App Store from each Mac and download Lion from the Purchases list."
So 4GB dl per computer eh? Hmmm....
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Yeah, if you have more that 2 computers in your house, that can take a bite out of your usage limit. I just got teksavvy cable and get 300gb a month, so not an issue here, but I know many people on rogers lite that only have 15gb a month
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a recovery partition is great if you are having software trouble. those are pretty infrequent though, and as mentioned above, a recovery partition isnt going to do jack for you if your drive is pooched.
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