Why does Mac OS X fail to install?
21.5 inch Mid 2011 iMac
In an effort to make the computer brand new, I decided to reinstall Lion. After a quick Google, I erased the hard drive using Disk Utility & restarted in Recovery Mode. I clicked the "Reinstall Mac OS X" option and agreed to the terms, and chose destination to install. It then downloaded a fresh copy of Lion and rebooted to the Mac OS X Installer. Less than a minute into the installation an error pops up:
"Mac OS X could not be installed on you computer.
Mac OS X can't be installed on the disk Macintosh HD, because a recovery system can't be created. Visit http://www.apple.com/support/no-recovery to learn more.
Click Restart to restart you computer and try installing again."
I've retried at least a dozen times with the same results. I know there is a solution out there, but it has evaded me for the past two weeks. Any advice would be appreciated more than you can imagine.
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