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Old Feb 17, 2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Dual booting Lion and Mountain Lion

Is this possible? I've got the base Mac Mini 2011 with only 2GB RAM.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 05:40 AM   #3
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Yes.
How do I do this? Thanks.
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How do I do this? Thanks.
You partition your HDD via Disk Utility into two partitions (add a second partition via the "+" icon under the PARTITIONS tab) and then choose that second partition as installation target during the installation, though you should have the installer on an external USB flash memory thumb drive or on a DVD.

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Old Feb 18, 2012, 06:02 AM   #5
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You partition your HDD via Disk Utility into two partitions (add a second partition via the "+" icon under the PARTITIONS tab) and then choose that second partition as installation target during the installation, though you should have the installer on an external USB flash memory thumb drive or on a DVD.

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I see. My Mini doesn't have a DVD drive haha. So I guess I could just install the new OSX on another partition within OSX Lion?

Thanks for the help.
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I see. My Mini doesn't have a DVD drive haha. So I guess I could just install the new OSX on another partition within OSX Lion?

Thanks for the help.
Ah, I forgot about the ODD part.

And partially yes, you need to create another partition on the HDD where the partition with Lion is on.
That partition will be separate from Lion.

You could also use an external HDD connected via FW800 to install ML onto.
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