Installing Lion on External HDD

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by karohan, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. karohan macrumors 6502

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    I would like to try out Lion without compromising my current installation on my Macbook Pro. I have a 2gb external hard drive I use for my Time Machine backups. I have a lot of free space on it, so I would like to allocate some of that space just to try out Lion. How can I do this without losing my Time Machine backups?
     
  2. webjprgm macrumors newbie

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    Jul 20, 2011
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    Use DiskUtility to create an extra partition on your backup drive, so that the Time Machine backups have their own place and you have a separate place to install Lion.
     

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