Installing Lion with existing BootCamp partition

techmonkey

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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?
 

snaky69

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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?
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.
 

techmonkey

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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.
Ok, thanks for the info about RAM.

So, will my bootcamp partition be ok when installing Lion?
 

Arni99

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Ok, thanks for the info about RAM.

So, will my bootcamp partition be ok when installing Lion?
  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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