Feeds

Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Part One

The mane event?

Boost IT visibility and business value

Time out

OS X Lion is not a physical product: it’s merely a retail concept in the Mac App Store. Once it’s installed, the Mac App Store won’t let you try to re-install it unless you remove OS X Lion first. This is not impossible but it is tricky since there’s no physical installer DVD (you can make your own but Apple gives NO instructions on how to do it), and it’s made all the more complicated by the fact that the OS X Lion installer self-destructs after installation, so you have to surreptitiously make a copy while it’s looking the other way.

Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Where has my Nas drive gone? Not only can I no longer back up, nor can I restore anything. Aaargh!

At this point, I began making plans to back up my hard disk and start from scratch, whereupon I discovered that TimeMachine was no longer working and my 1.5TB Nas drive was inaccessible.

Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Oh, so my Nas is one of those old-fashioned servers like they used in the old days – silly me

It turns out Apple has changed its support for AFP connections, as used by lots of Nas drives. Although I can still connect via SMB and CIFS, there’s little I can do about accessing my Nas volumes from the left-hand panel in Finder windows, nor can I configure TimeMachine not to use AFP. Basically, the moment I installed OS X Lion, my backups ceased. I await Buffalo Technology’s firmware update to fix this.

OS X Lion

Network file sharing: AirDrop is weirdly wireless only

End of Part One

And this is the story so far – end of part one. In part two, I manage to get things running smoothly again and look beyond the cosmetic surgery to focus on the real benefits that OS X Lion can bring. You can read all about it here. ®

Thanks to Square Group for the loan of the MacBook Pro.

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer
Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Mozilla keeps its Beard, hopes anti-gay marriage troubles are now over
Plenty on new CEO's todo list – starting with Firefox's slipping grasp
Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
Starting today, regular fanbois will be guinea pigs, it tells Reg
Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY
Web devs, Mozilla really wants you to like this one
Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready
Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable release
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.