I just got a used late 2011 iMac with 10.6.8 installed and want to partition the HD for Mt Lion because I still need SL for some things. I've done it before and I've been reacquainting myself with the process with lots of reading and youtube videos. Everything I read said that I should be able to partition on the fly in SL, but when I tried that it failed and I got a message that said I need a newer version of the OS to partition the disc. So I made a bootable clone to an external drive with SD and booted from that to do it....and I got the same message. So how can that be - doesn't seem to make sense. It's 1tb drive with 973gb of free space. Any ideas?