Can I install OS X 10.6 on external HDD & run it on my rMBP?

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  1. anarchyinwa macrumors newbie

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    I think the title of this post says it all!

    I want to run Final Cut Pro 7 among other apps in Snow Leopard (10.6.8 - the last OS version it ran really well in) but on my Retina MacBook Pro. I want to partition a small USB3 external hard drive and run the OS off there.

    I don't think I can install the OS on a partition of the rMBP's internal SSD drive, can I? And I can't use Parallels or similar software because I think Apple's license doesn't allow it or something.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance!
    Will
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That won't work, SL simply doesn't have the drivers it needs to run properly on the newer machine.
     
  3. mrvectrex macrumors newbie

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    Well you can always go for osx86 on your macbook. They have HD 4000 and fermi drivers as well.

    Good luck.

    Cheers
     
  4. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, I too was sort of shocked at the amount of drivers OSx86 has available!
     
  5. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    Run Snow Leopard on your rMBPro by installing Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) into Parallels.

    Full Snow Leopard installation instructions here:

    NOTE: STEP ONE of the instructions must currently be completed on a Snow Leopard or Lion Mac and the resulting modified Snow Leopard.cdr install file can then be moved over to your Mountain Lion Mac for completion of the remaining steps.

    NOTE 2: Computer games with complex, 3D or fast motion graphics make not work well or at all in virtualization.

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