Installing Yosemite on a separate partition - question

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by sfgiants320, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. sfgiants320 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2008
    I'm on a MBP 2011 with two separate drives - a 120 GB SSD that has OS X (Mavericks) and my applications on it, and a 1 TB HDD with my home folder on it (with all my documents, music, photos, videos, etc.)

    I was thinking of installing Yosemite beta on a separate partition of my SSD (the startup drive). I have about 60 GB free on that, so I could easily partition off a 40 GB partition to install Yosemite on. But my question is — will my new Yosemite partition be able to access all the applications on the Mavericks partition? And what about my home folder on my 1 TB HDD? Would I need to change any settings to make this work?

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  2. MarshalAlpaca macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2014
    I have almost the exact same setup as you, except I'm planning on installing it to a 50gb partition I made on my standard hard drive, and I'm also wondering the same thing.
  3. sfgiants320 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2008
    Bumping this thread — can anyone please lend any insight?

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