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    Nov 14, 2009
    Trying to do an OS X Lion clean install
    Hey guyz, I created a Lion recovery flash drive using the tutorials available online (restoring the flash drive using the InstallESD.dmg image) however when I try to boot my macbook from this drive, after a while, the apple logo disappears and turns into something like a "do not enter" sign. I would appreciate any help regarding this issue, and if anyone has other alternatives to perform the clean install without downloading from the internet I would be appreciative of that too.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Check your current internal hard drive to see if you have any Time Machine sparse images or backups on the drive. Lion will not install if it "sees" either one.

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