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  1. #1

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    Jul 20, 2011
    Lion Won't Let Me Select My HDD
    When I run the lion installer I get to the select your HDD page, I get the following error.

    This disk cannot be used to start up your computer

    Any advice?

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    How many hard drives do you have in the machine? And it would help us to help you if you would give us some info about your Mac and its specs.

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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    As a place to start I'd run repair permissions from disk utility and see what that finds.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jul 20, 2011
    System Specs:
    2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    HDD 220 Gigs.

    I recently had my HDD replaced, so I have about 210 gigs free. My HDD is 250 gigs. I have a second partition with Ubuntu installed on it as well. I had rEFIt installed but I have since removed it.
    @mrplow: I did that I ran the disk utility and everything checked out.

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