Install on partitioned drive, possible?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by 617arg, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. 617arg macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2008

    I am running 10.5.8 and would like to update to Lion. Problem is I have my drive partitioned, with Windows on the other portion of the same drive.

    Is it possible to delete only the Mac OS partition, install Lion there, and leave the Windows partition intact and still able to run through VMware Fusion? Or would I have to reinstall Windows also? (Something I am not looking forward to due to how long it took me to set up the way I like it.)

    Thanks for your input.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Sure. Just erase the Mac partition (don't delete the partition, just use the Erase tab in Disk Utility) then run through the installer as normal. Won't mess with the Windows side. You'll have to reinstall Fusion, of course, and then configure it to use the Boot Camp partition, but that's easy to do.

  3. 617arg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2008
    Excellent. I thought this would be the case, but just wanted to make sure. Thanks!

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