Your online video gave me the confidence to replace the drive myself.

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(FYI: This page covers 2006-2008 Mac Mini models with socketed CPUs.

(CPUs in 2009 and later Mac Mini models are soldered to the motherboard.) Sponsor OWC has Mac mini upgrades (ram, drives, etc.) and take-apart guide videos for 2006-2008 Minis and later models.

After the image was restored to the new partition, I rebooted my mini holding down the option key to selected the new Lion partition.

It booted up and I was greeted with the account setup screen.

Partition 2 was used to create another install of 10.7 which was then used to create a disk image for cloning onto my mini without the platformsupport.plist.

This was mainly for backup purposes in case I messed something up and could not get 10.7.4 or 10.7.5 working on the mini.

The Lion volume should then work with the Core2Duo updated Mini (or i Mac).

If there's an easier way (installer check edit, etc) send a note. (Several reports below have notes on OS X Lion with C2D updated 2006-08 Minis.

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