Installing Lion with existing BootCamp partition

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

  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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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.
     
  3. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, thanks for the info about RAM.

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

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    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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