Can I run Lion and Mountain Lion on the same machine?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by JT3Jon, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. JT3Jon macrumors member

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    I just got a macbook pro and it came with Lion preinstalled, as well as a voucher for Mountain Lion! I've done some research on apps and compatability with Mountain Lion, and unfortunately there are discontinued apps I use that will not run properly on Mountain Lion.

    So I'm wondering if its possible to setup a "dual boot" on my 500GB laptop drive to run BOTH Lion & Mountain Lion? Are there any guides out there to achieve this goal? Any potential problems having two OS's on a single drive? For example, how would time machine work? Also, is it possible to do this without having to re-install everything? Is sharing data between the two systems ok, assuming this is possible at all?

    Thanks in advance for the help and reply. Its much appreciated.
     
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