Operating systems have traditionally been installed from disc (or disk, if we’re looking back that far), but Apple decided to change that with Lion. That comes with some benefits, but as with most firsts it also comes with a lot of buggy problems. Here’s how to fix some of the most common.
Got a Boot Camp Partition?
Got a Hackintosh?
First, if you have a dual monitor setup, reduce it to a single display for the entire installation. While Lion will support multiple displays with some graphics cards, it can cause problems. You’ll also want to unplug any peripherals that aren’t needed if you’re running into issues. If you have multiple drives in your system, make sure you create the Lion “Installer” partition on your boot drive.
While you should be able to get away with using another drive – even an external – you’re tempting fate by doing so. If those things don’t work, you may want to wait for tonymacx86 to update his xMove utility. Alternatively, if xMove isn’t working for you, maybe Kakewalk will.
Getting Kernel Panics?