Install Lion on partition 2007 macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by peevies, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. peevies macrumors member

    peevies

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    #1
    Hello.
    I'm running Snow Leopard on a late 2007 white macbook 3,1/2.2/250HDD/2GB RAM. I really want to try Lion, but don't want to FUBAR my sweet set up as is. Would it be crazy to upgrade to 4 GB RAM, but install Lion on say, a 25 GB partition on the internal HDD so it would dual boot both Lion and SL?
    I don't "need" Lion, but want to try it out on my "spare" machine if it wouldn't create a big mess. Perfectly happy to stay with SL - I don't know if I would want Lion as my main OS yet. I really think the machine is better suited for SL.
    Am I just asking for trouble? Just looking for opinions.
    Thanks!
     
  2. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you're crazy.

    I have 1 partition with Snow Leopard and another with Lion. It allows me to dual boot.

    It's actually quite useful at times as long as you have the spare hard drive space.
     
  3. peevies thread starter macrumors member

    peevies

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    #3
    I might have the nerve to just try it once I get the RAM. I have about 175 GB free after dumping some movies and projects it had on it.
    Thanks!
     

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