Installing Lion with existing BootCamp partition

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by techmonkey, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    I plan on extracting the Lion install to a flash drive and doing a clean install, overwriting my Leopard install. I also have Win7 installed on a Boot Camp partition. Will that be untouched an will I be able to use it after installing Lion? I also would like to resize my OSX partition so I can increase my Bootcamp partition. Should this be done before installing Lion?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You can't really resize the bootcamp partition without bootcamping all over again. I'd do a clean install and re-do bootcamp to my liking.

    I also strongly suggest you increase your RAM to 4GB, Lion is very RAM hungry.
  3. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Ok, thanks for the info about RAM.

    So, will my bootcamp partition be ok when installing Lion?
  4. Arni99 macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    Vienna, Austria
    1. Make a backup of your existing Bootcamp partition with winclone 2.3.2 to an external HDD.
    2. Install Lion
    3. Partition your hard drive with bootcamp assistant.
    4. Restore bootcamp from your backup

    I did the same when I replaced my HHD with an SSD 2 weeks ago.

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