Help with Partitioning Drive to Install Lion...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by prmccarron, Apr 18, 2011.

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    prmccarron

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    #1
    I'm going to download the Lion dev preview, and by popular recommendation, I want to partition my drive to do it. I've never partitioned my drive and I don't want to lose anything; are there any tips? Can I use Boot Camp (because I've done that once before)
    Help is greatly appreciated!
     
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    Hellhammer

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    #2
    1. Open Disk Utility
    2. Select your hard drive from the left-hand-side column (NOTE: It's not the Macintosh HD but the one above it)
    3. Click the Partition tab
    4. Click the + icon
    5. Give a name to the new partition
    6. Use Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as format
    7. Define its size
    8. Click Apply

    Then open the Lion disk image and start installing it to the new partition you just created. No data should be erased.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    prmccarron

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    #3
    Thanks!
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    ^ what he said, I just made a small partition for lion as it will eventually be gone


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