Dual Boot OSX Leopard?

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  1. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Sorry if this has been asked, I searched and didn't find anything quite like this.

    I have Leopard installed on my main drive (MacPro). I was wondering if I could install Leopard again, but on another one of my internal drives for experimental purposes? Would I be able to choose which install to boot from? To clarify, I don't want to create another user account, I want to dual boot the same OS.
     
  2. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    I see no reason why this wouldn't work, I have had other version of OS X on external drives
     
  3. 4God thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Did it mess with the other install? Were you able to choose which one to boot with? Can I set up multiple users the same way?
     
  4. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Yes. You can choose which disk starts up in the Startup Disk section of your System Preferences.

    On a MacBook, you can also choose which drive boots by holding option during startup, so I assume this would work for a Mac Pro as well.
     
  5. 4God thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Cool, thanks you two. I'll be giving it a try today.
     
  6. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Indeed. That's not specific to MacBooks -- all Intel-based machines support that feature.
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    As do PPC-Macs...
     
  8. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Ah. Good to hear. I knew they supported multibooting via OF, but I didn't recall whether the option key shortcut worked on all of them.
     
  9. 4God thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Works well (should've expected it I guess :rolleyes: ). Thanks all. :D
     

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