Running Lion and Snow Leopard

I have Lion on my mid-2012 MBP. I want to install Snow Leopard onto a partitioned HD so I run games supported by PowerPC. How do I safely do this?

The newest Mid 2012 Mac's will not run Snow Leopard. They will run Lion as that is what comes on them, at this time.
Snow Leopard does not have the correct drivers for the new hardware in the newest Mac's and Apple Never update an older OS to work on new Mac hardware.

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  • CAn I run Lion and snow leopard on the same computer with different sign-ins?

    CAn I run Lion and snow leopard on the same computer with different sign-ins?

    Alternatively, partition your internal HD and dual-boot it. Do note that you have to reboot to switch back and forth. You can't do it by logging out and back in.

  • Running Lion and Snow Leopard on the same MacBook Pro

    So here's the thing .....apparently Lion won't run Photoshop and Illustrator CS2 (which I'm quite happy with and not about to shell out silly amounts of money to Adobe for even CS3) and apparently there may be (and I stress may be) problems with Word 2008 (likewise money to Microsoft for Word 2011).
    I think, and probably won't know till I've installed it, that I'd like to try Lion on my Macbook Pro but keep Snow Leopard as a separate OS to run Photoshop, Illustrator and if necessary Word until I can afford to pay Adobe (& possibly Microsoft though I can't really see what improvements they can make to Word 2008) the large amounts of money they seem to think they deserve for an upgrade.
    Does anybody out there know if it is possible to run both Lion and Snow Leopard on the same machine and if it is how do I do it?
    Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    Likely a corrupted cache file
    Read the
    Deeper cache cleaning/resetting
    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3046

  • Can I partition a new macbook air hd to run lion and snow leopard?

    I have a new 2011 Macbook Air and it came with Lion. I still have some mission critical programs that are not yet compatable with Lion. Can I partition the HD (I have 256GB) and dual boot with Snow Leopard? I have the Snow Leopard upgrade disk from another Mac. Will Snow Leopard work on this machine?

    No. The new MBAs require Lion and will not run Snow Leopard.

  • I need to run Lion and Snow Leopard on the same computer

    i have no money so the solution needs to be free.
    Can anyone help?

    Pondini: Formatting,  Partitioning, Verifying,  and  Repairing  Disks... - http://web.me.com/pondini/AppleTips/DU.html
    but I wouldn't just launch into this. I suspect your computer cannot run Snow Leopard as a major boot system.  There may be virtualization options, but if you don't know how to partition a drive then 2 pages of instruction using command lines to achieve virtualization may take a bit of easing into.  I haven't really gone into it myself, though I do recall discussions questioning legality.

  • Can I have both Lion and Snow Leopard on One Hard Drive?

    My problem is I need to run a PowerPC game on Lion which Lion no longer supports. So i thought i could download Snow Leopard back to my Mac and partiition my hard drive in the process as that is the only way i know of to have both Lion and Snow Leopard. I went through the Boot Camp Asistant process and it seems it will only partition Windows 7 to my Mac when i need Snow Leopard. If anyone has any idea how to help me have both Lion and Snow Leopard at the same time on just one hard drive or figure out how to run the PowerPC programs on my Mac (if there is a way around it). The help will be well appreciated!

    How To Run Snow Leopard On A New Mac
    This does not apply to new Mac Minis or MacBook Airs. When newer models are introduced that also require Lion for hardware support, the techniques described below will no longer work with the possible exception of using Parallels 7.
    What has to be done:
    Create a new partition on the hard drive.
    Get a clone of a 10.6.8 Snow Leopard system. Put the cloned Snow Leopard system onto the new partition.
    Step One: Create a new partition on the hard drive
    To resize the drive and create a new partition do the following:
    1.    Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the COMMAND and R keys until the menu screen appears. Alternatively, restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager screen appears. Select the Recovery HD and click on the downward pointing arrow button.
           After the main menu appears select Disk Utility and click on the Continue button. Select the hard drive's main entry then click on the Partition tab in the DU main window.
    2.   You should see the graphical sizing window showing the existing partitions. A portion may appear as a blue rectangle representing the used space on a partition.
    3.    In the lower right corner of the sizing rectangle for each partition is a resizing gadget. Select it with the mouse and move the bottom of the rectangle upwards until you have reduced the existing partition enough to create the desired new volume's size. The space below the resized partition will appear gray. Click on the Apply button and wait until the process has completed.  (Note: You can only make a partition smaller in order to create new free space.)
    4.   Click on the [+] button below the sizing window to add a new partition in the gray space you freed up. Give the new volume a name, if you wish, then click on the Apply button. Wait until the process has completed.
    You should now have a new volume on the drive.
    It would be wise to have a backup of your current system as resizing is not necessarily free of risk for data loss.  Your drive must have sufficient contiguous free space for this process to work.
    Step Two: Obtain a clone of a Snow Leopard system:
    You will need access to a Mac already running Snow Leopard. You will need a 16 GB USB flash drive or an external hard drive to which you can clone the Snow Leopard system from the Mac that has Snow Leopard installed. Alternatives are:
    Option One:
    Install a new Snow Leopard system onto a USB flash drive. Boot the Mac used for installing with the USB flash drive. Update the flash drive system to 10.6.8 using the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard. Verify that you can boot the Mac with the USB flash drive.
    Take the USB flash drive to your new Mac and try booting from it. If it works then clone the system from the flash drive to the newly made partition:
              Clone using Restore Option of Disk Utility
    Open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list.
    Click on the Restore tab in the DU main window.
    Check the box labeled Erase destination.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list and drag it to the Destination entry field.
    Select the source volume from the left side list and drag it to the Source entry field.
    Double-check you got it right, then click on the Restore button.
              Destination means the new partition on the internal drive. Source means the USB flash drive.
    Option Two:
    If you have a large enough external drive you can erase and use, then it would be easier to just clone the entire Snow Leopard system from the source Mac computer to the external drive.
              Clone using Restore Option of Disk Utility
    Open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list.
    Click on the Restore tab in the DU main window.
    Check the box labeled Erase destination.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list and drag it to the Destination entry field.
    Select the source volume from the left side list and drag it to the Source entry field.
    Double-check you got it right, then click on the Restore button.
              Destination means the external drive. Source means the Snow Leopard Mac's internal drive.
    After cloning verify that it will boot the source Mac. If so then take the external drive to your new Mac boot with it. If all is well then restore the clone to the new partition on your new Mac:
              Restore the clone using Disk Utility
    Open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list.
    Click on the Restore tab in the DU main window.
    Check the box labeled Erase destination.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list and drag it to the Destination entry field.
    Select the source volume from the left side list and drag it to the Source entry field.
    Double-check you got it right, then click on the Restore button.
              Destination means the new partition on the internal drive. Source means the external drive.
    If the above seems too daunting then you might consider running Snow Leopard inside an emulator such as Parallels 7. You are permitted to install a single copy of Snow Leopard inside a virtual machine. You will need to first purchase a copy of Parallels 7 and install it on your new Mac. Create a new virtual machine configured for Mac OS X. You may then install Snow Leopard in the virtual machine then download Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 and update to 10.6.8. Be sure to include Rosetta in your initial Snow Leopard installation. Rosetta is not installed by default rather it's an optional install.

  • Is it possible to install Lion on the second hard disk on my Mini (2010) Snow Leopard Server, and switch between Lion and Snow Leopard? I like those voices Lion has in speech.

    Is it possible to install Lion on the second hard disk on my Mini (2010) Snow Leopard Server, and switch between Lion and Snow Leopard? I like those voices Lion has in speech.

    When baltwosaid NO emphatically, that was described as CORRECT ANSWER. Ditto in the caeses of the radically different answers from  Camelotand Matt Clifton
    Could it be that CORRECT ANSWER needs better defining by Apple?
    That apart, yes, switching might involve rebooting. About the voices, well, I was the other day adding voice to a commentary in a video I was working on. There's only American English accent in SL — Lion I believe has British ones as well.
    Why not, I wondered, try to install Lion purely for academic interest, maybe with an SD card (Sandisk Ultra II, 16GB) as Tom Nelson says is possible at http://macs.about.com/od/macoperatingsystems/ss/Perform-A-Clean-Install-Of-Os-X- Lion-On-Your-Mac.htm

  • Dual boot drive - Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard - Correct order to load software /apps?

    Hi
    I want to create a dual boot drive for Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard as some of my hardware (is not supported in Mountain Lion). 
    I am happy how to do this, I just want to know if there is a correct way to install software and apps.
    My plan was to do a clean install of both using two partitions, the larger going to ML and smaller one for SL.  I was going to install SL from the DVD and then after updating from 10.6. to 10.6.8 and download ML from the app store and install on the larger partition.
    Do I install all the software I use like Final Cut, Aperture, iLife (for Garageband) etc on the ML or SL partition or on both.  Also, is there a better way / practise of the order software updates / apps and boxed software should be installed when doing a clean machine install.
    Thanks in advance.
    Matt

    Thanks mende1
    So, if I have software I need to use on both ML and SL - for example Final Cut as I have a Canopus AVDC box which is not supported in ML but only SL, do I need to install the same software in both OS?
    I usually open apps using spotlight and didn't know if it would software / apps would open if already installed on the other partition?
    Thanks again
    Matt

  • Anyone using Lion and Snow Leopard?  I will be soon.

    I will soon be using both Lion and Snow Leopard on my newly upgraded hybrid hard drive.I know that I should need to partition the drive into three 1 for Lion 1 for SL and 1 for data/applications.
    The problem is how is how much space should I give each partition?
    Has anyone done this before or have any good ideas how to go about it?
    Some extra info:
    I am currently using a MacBook Pro (mid 2009 13")
    I am currently using Lion OS X v10.7.4
    The new drive is 750GB Seagate Momentus XT 7200rpm 8GB(solid-state) hybrid drive
    The soon to be replaced drive is a stock 250GB 5400rpm HDD
    Thanks all help appreciated

    It's important that you leave a minimum amount of free space for the OS to use. You will see anywhere from 16 to 30 GBs for your OS and iLife apps. You need enough space to allow for all your third-party applications and document files. When fully set up you may have only 30 GBs of free space which is an appropriate amount to have, but not less than 20 GBs. That makes 60 GBs a reasonable minimum size.
    If you haven't put everything in concrete, I might suggest going with a 500 GB Seagate XT hybrid together with a 128 or 256 GB SSD using an OWC DataDoubler replacing the optical drive. I suggest that mainly because using the same hard drive for the OS and Data partitions will actually make file I/O slower. Having two drives and using an SSD for the startup volume will enhance file I/O operations. Only two partitions on the SSD - each 60 GBs - fit neatly in 128 GBs.

  • Need OS X Lion and Snow Leopard for iCloud functionality but I have a windows bootcamp on my mac.  Problem?

    I have a windows bootcamp on my macbook.  I need to download OX Lion and Snow Leopard so I can .  If I do download both programs, will I loose my bootcamp functionality?
    Much apprecitive.

    In addition to what Kappy suggested, please check your Mac against the hardware requirements of Lion before starting this project.
    Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    2GB of memory
    OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
    7GB of available space
    Allan

  • Please help test a gif program in Lion and Snow Leopard

    Can anyone please help me by testing a Gif creation app on a Lion and Snow Leopard machine?
    The app is called "GIFfun" and is free. It can be downloaded here:  http://www.stone.com/GIFfun/
    I have used this app for years on a Leopard machine, but needed to upgrade this week to Lion.
    Since upgrading to Lion all white areas in Gifs i create are turned to grey and its causing me problems in my workflow.
    I've purchased other Gif creation software to see if the problem was only with that app, but the grey areas are on all Gifs from all Gif creators, which makes me sure the problem lies with Lion.
    It would be a real help for me to know that other Lion users had the same problem, and to know that Snow Leopard users didn't have the problem. (as i would downgrade my OS to Snow Leopard)
    I've attached 3 images to test the app, these images need to be put into a folder and the folder dragged and dropped into the app.
    I need to know if the white areas turn grey on your OS?
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    Thanks
    Dave

    Yes I see your problem.
    Nothing you or I can do about third party software not preforming well in Lion.
    Contact their support:http://www.stone.com/Form.html
    or
    Stone Contact Info
    Tele: 505 345 4800
    Fax: 505 345 3424
    www.stone.com
    [email protected]
    Stone Design Corp
    PO Box 6799
    Albuquerque, NM 87197-6799

  • Home Sharing between Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard

    Hi
    I have MacBook Pro both at work and at home. The one at work has Mountain Lion with the latest version of iTune and the one at home has Snow Leopard with iTune 10.7.
    I want to share movies on my iTune account between Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard. However, it doesn't seem to work....
    How can I solve this problem?
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        I am not sure why you can't access iCloud, using a browser? Then you have the same address book, so long as you are connected to the internet.  https://www.icloud.com/
        No email involved. From the browser, you can download individual iCards or all of the individual cards, BUT unfortunately, not the Groups. So, you have to fiddle on the SL machine with keeping the groups organized.
        Up until recently, I have been able to sync Contacts from ML (which stays synced to iCloud) to SL this way:  copy the /Users/~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/ folder from the ML computer to the SL computer by dragging the icon onto the dock's AddressBook icon, this should retain all the group info.  But, recently, this has ceased being complete.
        Apple really left us behind on this one.

  • Using one program Application on both Lion and Snow Leopard

    I have to constantly reboot/restart between Lion on my New Thunderbolt Mini and Snow Leopard off and External Drive. What is the recommendation for using programs (which are built to run on both) such as iwork pages. Should I use one program off the Main Lion Internal HD? or as I have now - Maintian two programs, one on each hard drive. I can see Lion is having difficulty as it can see the other program and sometimes it launches the version on the SL drive. When in Snow Leopard the OS cannot search and therefore not register items not included in the Main Boot Drive.
    I am a single user, so I'd like consistency in maintaining templates (and now version!?!) when I want to draft a letter and can't waste time to reboot. All my documents on both OS's are directed to a 3rd Drive to effectively keep my sanity. I was syning the preferences previously for mail and passwords,etc but recently the functions of Lion have expanded so much beyond SL  as that I had to swtich off this sync to avoid conflicts.
    Should I keep using two programs or when available use a single version. Noting this wont be on the boot drive of one of them. If I go to one. Can I keep the other on its boot drive in case of transporting it to another machine. Is there a way to park it so it's not referenced to use when I launch by opening a file? I though about zipping it? What happens when a version update might excel beyond SL? The current programs known already have 2 versions residing on each boot drive. If I go to 1 and a software update comes along, that would be a problem.
    Any and all experinces and suggestions are appreciated.

    I have to constantly reboot/restart between Lion on my New Thunderbolt Mini and Snow Leopard off and External Drive.
    Why? There is no good way to do what you're doing.

  • Best practice for iCloud across Lion and Snow Leopard

    Hi all,
    I'm not going to bleat about SL not supporting iCloud. I understand the business model.
    However, I'm wondering if any of you are in the same shoes as me and, if so, how you handle content management across iCloud compatible and incompatible devices.
    I have Lion on our 6month old iMac and Snow Leopard on my 6 year old Macbook.  This Macbook is still incredibly fast and reliable. I program websites across both devices using software like Coda 2, Transmit, etc etc...
    I'm a huge fan of the cloud and, while I can use dropbox on all my devices, I kinda like the inbuilt functionality of iCloud more.  (Plus I have more space there). Just wondering what workflows people are using to try and sync and work with content across compatible and incompatible devices.
    Cheers,
    Danno

    Danno. wrote:
    Hi all,
    I'm not going to bleat about SL not supporting iCloud. I understand the business model.
    However, I'm wondering if any of you are in the same shoes as me and, if so, how you handle content management across iCloud compatible and incompatible devices.
    I have Lion on our 6month old iMac and Snow Leopard on my 6 year old Macbook.  This Macbook is still incredibly fast and reliable. I program websites across both devices using software like Coda 2, Transmit, etc etc...
    I'm a huge fan of the cloud and, while I can use dropbox on all my devices, I kinda like the inbuilt functionality of iCloud more.  (Plus I have more space there). Just wondering what workflows people are using to try and sync and work with content across compatible and incompatible devices.
    Cheers,
    Danno
    There are some hacks to using iCloud with Snow Leopard. One of the keys is you must use iCloud as your primary source for Contacts and Calendars. That is, when you want to make additions or changes to either your calendar or contacts you really MUST do it from the web interface to iCloud. Otherwise you may wind up with duplicates.
    See the article here: http://bit.ly/LvVCR2

  • Can I run OS lion and snow leopard on two partitions? thanks.

    My hard drive has two partitions, 300- active and 200 Gigs. The active partition has the snow leopard OSX10.6.8. is it possible to have two OS on one drive, but on two partitions? thanks

    Yes.

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