2012 Mini Snow Leopard Sever question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Patth9, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Patth9 macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2007
    I am using Mt. Lion on my 2012 Mac Mini, and all is well. I have a total of 5 partitions. I would like to install Snow Leopard Server on one of these partitions, not to be a server, but just to use for Appleworks and Eudora. My husband's Mac Mini (older) uses both of these old applications, and they work nicely for him on simply Snow Leopard.

    Will this work?
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    You'd need to install it using Parallels or VMWare Fusion. The 2012 Mac Mini cannot run Snow Leopard directly.
  3. FrancoisC macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    It won't work, as this Mac shipped with an OS more recent than Snow Leopard, the OS won't have the necessary kext (You could see those as drivers) for your machine.
  4. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    Nope, the earliest you can natively boot from is Mountain Lion. But, you can install Snow Leopard Server as a VM.

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