Dual Boot OSX 10.8 & 10.6

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bigmiketx, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. bigmiketx macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to dual boot OSX 10.8 & 10.6 on the same hard drive?

    I'm currently running osx 10.6.8 on my iMac & would also, like to run Mountain Lion on my iMac and be able to boot into either os as needed.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Partition your internal drive with Disk Utility and install 10.8 on to the empty partition.
  3. bigmiketx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Thanks - Another question

    I thought Mtn Lion had to use the installer in Snow Leopard to install & would this be possible on a new partition?
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    1. Partition drive.
    2. Clone existing Snow Leopard to new partition (or install from DVD and then update to 10.6.8).
    3. Boot into new partition.
    4. Update that partition to Mtn Lion.

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