Snow leopard to mountain lion. carbon Copy Cloner

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Digger65, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    Hi just now replacing a MacBook A1278 2010 that suffered water damage with a similar set up but the replacement mac has mountain lion installed
    I wish to reinstall from my Carbon Copy Cloner USB disk which has Snow Leopard
    Just wondering if I should roll back the host to Snow leopard before attempting to reinstate my system or will mountain lion just handle it all?
    Hope that made some sense to someone
  2. macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    It depends on the what the replacement Mac is. If it is new then you can't do any of what you just mentioned as they can't boot 10.6 at all. If it is another 2010 then you can image the internal HD with your CCC 10.6 as long as it is like beyond 10.6.3 or something. Again, it depends greatly on specifics. You may be able to use migration assistant and get your user stuff and apps from 10.6 over to 10.8 if indeed the replacement is of 2011-2012 make. Some apps will have to be updated to run but wont cause too much issue residing in the app folder while you go through the list and update.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    thanks that all makes sense
    i guess better to get a 2010 machine and roll it back to Snow Leopard as i have the disk and then look at updating to mountain lion after that?
    Anyone know if i can update straight from snow to mountain?
    i did that from tiger to snow missing out leopard entirely and all was good
    many thanks indeed
  4. macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2010
    Los Angeles Area
    Yes you can from SL to ML

  5. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2007
    You could pick up a used 2007 iMac with SL which will run ML for $599 at Mac Of All Trades for the low end solution.

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