|Feb 17, 2012, 09:46 PM||#1|
Installing via Partition
I'm about to install the ML DP onto my Mac, but I want it as a separate partition.
How would I go about doing this? As a recall, I think Disk Utility erases the drive when partitioning. Do I need to use Bootcamp? Or some third party utility like GParted?
Once I get the Partition, I think I an get ML onto the partition (with the whole bootable USB thingy)
Mac mini Mid-2011, 2.7Ghz i7, 8gb RAM; 24" iMac Early 2009, 2.66ghz, 4gb RAM;
iPad 2 WiFi 64GB; iPod touch 5G 64GB; iPod nano 6G 16GB; iPod shuffle 2G 1GB
NIS: iPod touch 2G 16GB, 3G 32GB, 4G 32GB
|Feb 17, 2012, 09:56 PM||#2|
You can use Disk Utility.
Links to guides on how to use Disk Utility, the application Mac OS X provides for managing internal and external HDD/SSDs and its formats.[INDENT]Guide on how to use Disk Utility from the restore / installation DVD.
Format Your Hard Drive Using Disk Utility
Partition Your Hard Drive With Disk Utility
Using Disk Utility - Formatting, Partitioning, Verifying, and Repairing Disks
|Feb 17, 2012, 09:57 PM||#3|
2. Open the DMG file, then from the mounted image launch the OS X Installer
3. Follow the steps as prompted. Remember to select "Macintosh HD 2" after selecting 'show all disks' when the option becomes available.
|Feb 17, 2012, 10:01 PM||#4|
I just did this an hour ago . I like it so far. If I restore from a time machine back up will it put everything just like I have it on Lion? I really like the integration with iOS and would like to use it as my primary OS, but im too nervous lol!
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