Dual Boot Tiger and Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bobjob186, May 4, 2008.

  1. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    Is it possible for me to use boot camp to partition my Leopard start up disk and use the partitioned space to install Tiger?
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    I've done this before on my Macbook, using Disk Utility instead of Boot Camp, so it is possible yes.
  3. Bobjob186 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    can I keep my Leopard install? or will I have to fully reformat the drive?
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    You can keep your Leopard install and make another partition on the disk for Tiger. You should back up your data first in case you make an error.

    Use Disk Utility and follow these directions (you can also view them from the online Help system.

    To create new volumes on a disk:

    1. Select the disk from the list at the left, and click Partition.

    2. Select an existing volume in the Volume Scheme list, and click Add (+).

    3. Disk Utility splits the volume into two, leaving the data in one of the new volumes. If the volume is less than half-full, Disk Utility creates two volumes of equal size. Otherwise. it creates one volume large enough for the data, and another volume with the remaining space.

    4. Resize the volumes as needed.

    You can drag the dividers between the volumes in the Volume Scheme list, or you can select a volume in the Volume Scheme list, and then enter a value in the Size field.

    5. Choose how to format the volumes that will be erased or created.

    6. For each new volume, select it, enter a name, and then choose a format.

    7. Click Apply.
  5. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    Another option ... use an external drive and boot into Tiger from that. Which of your Macs are you asking to dual boot?

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