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Old Jun 6th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #21
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So you cant install a fresh copy of lion then? If I upgrade my hard drive, I guess I would have to clone the drive as there would be no convenient way to put a fresh copy of lion on a drive, that is a little annoying.
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Old Jun 6th, 2011, 06:01 PM   #22
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Buy Snow Leopard. Install. Update. Launch Mac App Store. Voila.
this seems so wasteful and illogical though. are they going to continue making 10.6 discs? that would sort of fly in the face of the way its been done in the past, and if thats the case why? if you're going to be producing physical discs for 10.6 why not just make 10.7 discs?

seems moronic to me
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Old Jun 6th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #23
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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.
Very nice. Thank you for that.
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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.
I there isn't some provision available for installing the 'recovery disk' partition onto another drive, that would be real "rectal-cranial inversion" thinking!!!
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I don't really feel that bad for tiger users. At $30 fro snow leopard and $30 for lion, getting to lion for $60 gives you quite a lot of added features when compared to tiger
You are forgetting it was $69 for Leopard. Not a massive chunk of change, but it's hard (I know) to shell out money for an upgrade you know will make a lot of your programs stop working.

Upgrade to Leopard was painless, did have a couple programs that needed to be repurchased but nothing to extreme.

Snow Leopard has made my perfectly good printer obsolete (thanks a lot, Apple and Lexmark, you are BOTH to blame) and made quicktime API performance into a joke.

Honestly, Lion could go either way...
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I thought the recovery "partition" was actually a recovery image- ie, a DMG file, and that boot.efi had been modified to support booting from disk images? Ie, you're not booting from an actual partition per-say- but a bootable mini-system contained inside it's own DMG file somewhere in /System.

If the developer previews are any indication, then the Mac App Store is only used for distribution. What you get is a 4GB DMG file that *can* be written to a USB flash drive and *can* be installed onto an empty system (no existing OS). Of course you can just as well mount that DMG file locally and launch the installer from there inside your existing OS.

That is, at least, how I install the DPs on my beta system- they're downloaded onto my 10.6 workstation, then written to USB flash and installed off that (clean install- not an upgrade). It's worked for every DP flawlessly sofar.

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I hope this is the case, but I fear that this was done just for the preview.
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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.
For sure - but the thing is that you should always have the recovery disks/Stick that came with your Mac. Therefore, if you want to do recovery, you don't need a Lion disc, just use the disk that came with your mac.
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For sure - but the thing is that you should always have the recovery disks/Stick that came with your Mac. Therefore, if you want to do recovery, you don't need a Lion disc, just use the disk that came with your mac.

But it sounds like these discs are not going to exist anymore. New macs will likely come pre-installed with the lion partition and no install disks.
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Wow I can't believe it's a cheap price again.

I would have guessed that they would sell the DVD in store for probably $35 or something more then it costs from the app store. I like having the discs that come with the computer when you buy them, but windows computers usually don't come with them either. With the HP in our house you can either make a dvd from the restore partition or you can buy the DVD from HP if you want it.
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