Dual booting Leopard with Tiger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alltruist, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. alltruist macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a MacBook Pro that came with Leopard. I am wondering if it is possible for me to shrink my Leopard partition and then install Tiger on a second partition. I have seen a similar thread about starting with Tiger and then adding a Leopard partition, but I want to go the other way around. Also, is it possible for me to do this without having to reinstall Leopard, such as making a partition with Boot Camp and then tweaking it with the Disk Utility in the Tiger installer?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Will NOT work. You cannot install an OS older than the one your Mac came with.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    True. Why do you want Tiger installed? Development stuff?
     
  4. alltruist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why will it not work? I know that it is not something Apple wants people to do. Apple doesn't want people to set up a Linux dual boot on their macs, but that is technically possible to do.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Tiger might not come with the code necessary for your MacBook Pro, such as code for the video or new trackpads or other hardware changes
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Beats me why it won't work. But go ahead and try it if you want. Prove us wrong.
     

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