10.6.8 + Bootcamp + WinXP (+ 10.8.2)

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  1. frez macrumors member

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    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?

    Thanks,
    Frez
     
  2. frez thread starter macrumors member

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

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    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?

    From:
    http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?77

     
  4. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    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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