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Dual Boot Snow Leopard and Leopard 10.5

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Hi,

 

is it possible to create with Bootcamp a second partition on my mac and then install on the second partition snow leopard for testing ???

 

I would create a second partition with the bootcamp assistant and then format this with the disk utility in mac os extended journaled format.

 

Would be great to get some feedback.

 

Thanks!!!

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Is there a way to use Disk Utility to shrink system partitions without losing any data? With Windows I always seem to have problems after.

iPoco

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Disk Utility never fail for me, but as a first rule make a backup first.

 

BTW: you can have many partitions as you want, all are bootable with Startup Disk pane, Tiger, leopard, Snow Leopard, Bootcamp, even on different disks, even more on external disks (only bootcamp cant boot from external AFAIK).

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i read in other forum that Apple doesn't allow to partition your hard drive than 4 partitions,that's true?.

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i read in other forum that Apple doesn't allow to partition your hard drive than 4 partitions,that's true?.

 

 

At current count i have seven. One of which held Linux until i overwrote it for my Snow Leopard Install

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For SL boot need a modified bootloader.

 

Bootloader from Leo doesn't work on SL.

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i read in other forum that Apple doesn't allow to partition your hard drive than 4 partitions,that's true?.

Really?

Picture_1.png

 

4 partitions are the limit of MBR but not for Apple Scheme or GPT

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hmm,ok Mac girl thank you for screenshot :).

 

i just read that thing and have to confirm it or not.

 

Khaled

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Really?

Picture_1.png

 

4 partitions are the limit of MBR but not for Apple Scheme or GPT

 

MacGirl has a "RAID" with 16HDD of 15.625GB -_-

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You don't even need a DVD, just create 2 more partitions, one about 8GB and the other 15. Restore the Snow Leopard Install DVD to the 8GB one, reboot the computer, boot into the install DVD, and tell it to install Snow Leopard on the 15GB partition.

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MacGirl has a "RAID" with 16HDD of 15.625GB :(

YES, it runs very fast but the only app that I could kept because the little space is Preview, but since there is no space for pictures I can't see anything, but it loads very fast :(

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For SL boot need a modified bootloader.

 

Bootloader from Leo doesn't work on SL.

 

How do I modify Boot 132 to install Snow Leo....

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How do I modify Boot 132 to install Snow Leo....

 

 

Ditto

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Is there any way to dual-boot between snow leopard and leopard, but both use the EXACT same apps? So if I change something in snow leopard, then I log onto leopard, it will be there too? Something like sharing the home folder?

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It is *possible*, however it involves some *VERY* creative terminal linking commands and depending on how far you needed to go with this mash-up would create some very undesirable effects without a *VERY* specialized configuration and *LARGE* amounts of testing.

 

For example, you would need to install to two separate partitions, and then after booting, you would need to do several "ln -snf <source> <destination>" commands to create a proper mix-match of the two OSes... While this would work for things like your Home directory, doing it on your Applications directory gets a little more tricky...

 

Namely, one's "Core" apps will likely crash on starting in the other OS (System Preferences, Terminal, etc.)

 

My personal solution would be to have a third partition for your home directories and your installable applications that you link into your 2 other OS partitions manually. This will allow you to manually link in your Applications and not run into these compatibility issues. It would likely require several days worth of work to design a setup like this, and at this point you will have damaged both OSes significantly to the point that you would be unable to perform any form of "reliable" testing and development because you will have no guarantees that your application would really run under either OS independently.

 

Personally, I would *HIGHLY* suggest that you consider this an impossible task and do a standard dual-booting installation, accessing your files as needed from the other partition.

 

~Adrian

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I was thinking of installing snow leopard, but I don't want to since it's still probably has bugs. I want to dual-boot so I don't have the problems with bugs, and I can use leopard, but I want to access all my non-snow leopard files. Maybe I could use the dual boot and create alias for every single app? Or does anyone have any better suggestions for what I want?

 

EDIT: By the way, I don't have the original install DVD for snow leopard. How would I go about installing it? I dont have any big external drives either. I have the file on my computer.

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The aliasing system is what I suggested through using the terminal. The benefit of using a terminal link is that it is done at the filesystem level, thereby preventing any of your applications from knowing that anything is amiss.

 

The best suggestion that I have for you is to abandon all hope of sharing all applications between your two installations. Sharing files is much easier, but when you start mixing and matching /Applications Directories, you will run into major issues with both of your installations if you are not careful.

 

~Adrian

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Hehe. Whatever. I'm just going to create an alias of my leopard app folder, put my two drives next to each other. One called Snow leopard, one called Leopard. That way it wont be too hard to get to each one. I'm going to also make the docks look the same. :D

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