Dual booting 10.4 and 10.5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anothermacaddic, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. anothermacaddic macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    http://www.macworld.com/2005/03/secrets/maygeekfactor/index.php?pf=1 shows that dual booting versions is possible...

    Easier OS Upgrades
    When installing a new version of OS X, do so on a second partition. This is useful when you’re not sure you want the update, as well as when you want an easy way to copy your Home folder’s contents after a clean install.

    But I was wondering if theres a log in boot to partion selection screen or if you have to say press f8 or something to manually select the partition that you would like to boot to.

    Just fully preparing for 10.5 and i want all the tutorials i can get my hands on at this point.
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    When you boot you hold down ALT to bring up the boot menu. Within the OS, you can choose which Startup Disk you want under System Preferences.

    Why bother dual booting? Just do an Archive and Install and that will get all of your files out of Tiger, and give you a good install of Leopard. I have not run into any major incompatibilities on Leopard Beta, so you should be fine on that front. And it is an evolution, not a revolution, so you shouldn't have any reason to run Tiger.

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