New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Lion Install Fail


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Clummo

 
Member Since: Jul 20, 2011
Posts: 3
Clummo is on a distinguished road

Clummo is offline
Hi guys,
*
I downloaded the Lion OS upgrade from the App store today but the install has failed. After the first reboot I get the on screen message "Install failed.* Mac OS X could not be installed on this computer because the disk Macintosh HD is damaged and can't be repaired"
*
I have tried Disk Utility but that doesn't give me the option to repair the disk. Ideally I'd like to format and reinstall OSX completely but I don't know where to start with that. I seem to be stuck in a vicious circle because the Lion DMG is mounted (it appears in Disk Utility) and every time I reboot I get the "Install Mac OS X" screen which leads to the install failed message.* Please can somebody help?

Andy
QUOTE Thanks
osxx

 
osxx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 19, 2008
Location: houston texas
Posts: 4,638
osxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

osxx is offline
You need the Disks that came with your computer do you have them ?
QUOTE Thanks
Clummo

 
Member Since: Jul 20, 2011
Posts: 3
Clummo is on a distinguished road

Clummo is offline
Yes I have the original disks.
QUOTE Thanks
randalthor

 
randalthor's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 05, 2011
Location: DC metro area
Posts: 118
randalthor is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: 2ghz c2d, 180gb vertex 2 ssd, 4gb ram

randalthor is offline
Insert the Mac OS disc, boot up holding the C key. Open Disk Utility from Utilities, erase and format your disk and/or repair it. Then try again!
QUOTE Thanks
randalthor

 
randalthor's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 05, 2011
Location: DC metro area
Posts: 118
randalthor is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: 2ghz c2d, 180gb vertex 2 ssd, 4gb ram

randalthor is offline
Though you'll need to install SL again and then run the download/installer again unless you've made yourself a Lion disc.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,500
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clummo View Post
Yes I have the original disks.
Pop disc 1 in. Turn the machine OFF. Turn it back on and press and hold the option key immediately after doing so. After some time, the disc should show up as a bootable option. Select it.

The Mac OS X Installer should start. Proceed through the splash screen and any subsequent screens until the Menu bar appears at the top of the screen. Open Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. Select your HD in the left window pane. Select First Aid in the right window pane. Run Verify Disk, then Repair Disk and the same with Verify Permissions and Repair Permissions.

When all is done, I would recommend downloading and running the SMART Utility to make sure that HDD is healthy.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Clummo

 
Member Since: Jul 20, 2011
Posts: 3
Clummo is on a distinguished road

Clummo is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by randalthor View Post
Insert the Mac OS disc, boot up holding the C key. Open Disk Utility from Utilities, erase and format your disk and/or repair it. Then try again!
I have tried this but it came up with another, different error (can't remember what it actually said )

I am currently trying cwa107's suggestion. It has allowed me to repair disk, I have selected erase and install and it seems to be working so far.

Cheers for the help guys and hopefully the next thing I post will be "It worked, thank you".

Fingers crossed
QUOTE Thanks
randalthor

 
randalthor's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 05, 2011
Location: DC metro area
Posts: 118
randalthor is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: 2ghz c2d, 180gb vertex 2 ssd, 4gb ram

randalthor is offline
Here's hoping, mate. Cheers!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Empty Trash 56000 files? | AirDrop Missing »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Install Fail, Ever seen this? Csweet OS X - Operating System 4 07-08-2011 10:18 AM
Mac OS X Lion clean install may need Snow Leopard disc OneMoreThing... Apple Rumors and Reports 1 06-21-2011 06:19 PM
Apple outlines Lion upgrade path for business and education customers OneMoreThing... Apple Rumors and Reports 0 06-17-2011 04:00 PM
Install validation fails and corrected DesertSage OS X - Operating System 0 10-29-2007 01:54 AM
How To Install Apple X11 From Tiger Install Disks mac57 OS X - Apps and Games 18 06-03-2006 06:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?