10.6.8 + Bootcamp + WinXP (+ 10.8.2)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by frez, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. frez macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2005
    I'm currently running SL (10.6.8) + Bootcamp with WinXP on my 2010 Mac Pro. I also have Parallels which accesses the Bootcamp install.

    I want to install ML (10.8.2) on a second drive as a new boot option.

    Two questions:

    1. Is it possible to install 10.8.2 with my previous configuration intact?

    2. Who will 'own' the Bootcamp partition (SL or ML?)

    3. Is there anything I need to take into consideration if I upgrade Windows in the future?

  2. frez thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Is there anyone who can make an educated guess? :)
  3. frez thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Looks like it won't be possible on the same HD - but I wonder if it will work when ML is installed on another disk?


  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    You should have no trouble whatsoever with 10.8 on a different physical drive. If you're paranoid then disconnect the 10.6/Bootcamp drive first before installing, but after you've installed you'll be able to use the Startup Disk preferences or Option at boot.

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