Installing multiple types of OS on one disk

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  1. BreuerEditor macrumors regular

    BreuerEditor

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    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    I thought I've read this before but am unaware as to how to correctly do this:

    I'd like to install Snow Leopard on my work computer, but want to install it on the hard drive as a separate entity so should I have trouble working with SL, I can easily go to the other OS (L) and work from there.

    Does anyone know how to achieve this? If so, do I need to partition my hard drive to install SL?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Partions are your friend. Just make sure to back everything up first.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you would have partition the drive - one partition for each OS.
     
  4. borcanm macrumors regular

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    Partition is the way. Use Disk Utility. Select your Hard Drive, click the partition tab, then under the volume scheme heading click on the + and another partition will appear. Now use the slider between the two partitions to designate the size for each partition and click apply.
     
  5. BreuerEditor thread starter macrumors regular

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