I thought that even though you bought it, you could re download it. I bet if you had hit the purchase button again, you would get a window saying that you had already purchased it, would you like to download it for free? Just like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
That's what I was wondering.. Makes me think I should copy that installer to another drive first when I do mine. Of course i'm not going to be installing it on a weirded out Mac with funky partitions like some people...
I haven't bought it yet so I can't confirm... but just saw this in a forum..
From new Apple Support document today:
"To redownload the installer on a computer running OS X Lion, press and hold the Option key while you click the Purchases tab. If the button to the right of the Install Mac OS X Lion item doesn't change to "Install" and allow you to download Lion, use Spotlight to search for "Install Mac OS X Lion" on your computer. "
Oh...lol.. it says on a "computer running OSX Lion"... is that a typo? LOL
Summary During installation, OS X Lion may display the message:
"Some features of Mac OS X Lion are not supported for the disk (volume name)".
Products Affected OS X Lion Why does this message appear?
This message means the installer cannot create the Recovery HD partition on your hard disk. Recovery HD offers on-disk recovery tools, allows you to restore from Time Machine backups, reinstall OS X Lion over the Internet, or set a firmware password. Recovery HD is not needed to install and run OS X Lion, nor to access most of its capabilities and new features.
Usually, this message appears in one of two scenarios:
The disk you are installing Lion on is a RAID volume or The disk has a non-standard Boot Camp partition setup, where further partitioning was performed after running Boot Camp Assistant, or the configuration that Boot Camp Assistant created was manually modified
What will happen if I continue to install?
Recovery HD is not needed to install and run OS X Lion and even access most of its capabilities and new features, but some features are not available without a Recovery HD installed on your computer. You will be able to run OS X Lion and all your favorite, compatible software titles. Many of the new features of OS X Lion will be available to you.
You won't be able to use FileVault disk encryption to secure your data. You won't have the on-disk utilities for disk repair and setting a firmware password.
What can I do ensure I get all OS X Lion features?
Make a full backup of your hard disk and all of its data (including your Boot Camp partition, which is not normally backed up by Time Machine), then erase your hard disk and create a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition.
Reinstall Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, then re-download the OS X Lion installer from the Mac App Store and retry your install.
If you use Boot Camp, you can run Boot Camp Assistant after installing OS X Lion to create a new Boot Camp partition, then restore the data from the backup you made of your previous Boot Camp partition.
You can also use the OS X Lion installer from the Mac App Store to create an external bootable drive, complete with a Recovery HD partition. See this article for more details. This approach will, at least, create a bootable drive with Recovery HD which you can carry with you in case you need to use Internet Restore or make use of the other utilities Recovery HD provides.
Additional Information Recovery HD cannot be created on RAID volumes. If your startup device is a RAID volume, you can either back up and reconfigure your computer to use a non-RAID boot volume and, if needed, a RAID volume for data which is not the target of OS X Lion installation. You can also create an external bootable drive with Recovery HD partition, as described above.
Is the Recovery HD invisible? I don't see it, but Lion is installed without error messages.
Here's an example from my testing. I started with a single 250GB hard drive split into two equal partitions: the first named "Lion Ex," currently running Snow Leopard, and the intended target of the Lion install, and the second named "Timex," the Time Machine backup volume for Lion Ex. The output from the diskutil list command appears below.
/dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *250.1 GB disk1 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_HFS Lion Ex 125.0 GB disk1s2 3: Apple_HFS Timex 124.6 GB disk1s3 Now here's that same disk after installing Lion, with the new partition highlighted:
/dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *250.1 GB disk1 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_HFS Lion Ex 124.5 GB disk1s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 654.6 MB disk1s3 4: Apple_HFS Timex 124.6 GB disk1s4 The new partition is actually considered a different type: Apple_Boot. The Recovery HD volume won't be automatically mounted upon boot and therefore won't appear in the Finder. It's not even visible in the Disk Utility application, appearing only as a tiny blank space in the partition map for the disk. But as shown above, the command-line diskutil program can see it. Diskutil can mount it too.
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