Lion on different harddisk on macbook

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Whooper, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Whooper macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
    Hey Guys!
    I've got another harddisk for my macbook, and was wondering if it is possible to change the one currently in, with the other one. Then installing Lion on that one to try it out, and if I want to, change back to the harddisk with Snow Leopard on it..

    Hope I made myself clear :)

    I have 2 HDD and want lion on one of them and my existing snow leopard on the other. And then exchange the harddisk's back and forth :)

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Sure, but if I were you I'd save myself the hassle and buy myself a $7 USB enclosure from Amazon and dual boot. Lion's too buggy to be used as the primary OS, IMO.
  3. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    I second Cougarcat's suggestion. I have an external WD 1TB drive on which I created two partitions, one of which was for installing Lion. It runs pretty well, considering that it's on a USB-connected drive. I'm not sure of the bugginess that Cougarcat is experiencing. I've had a couple strange experiences with Safari, but I chalk that up to this being only the first developer preview. Once I get a new MacBook Pro, I may just reformat the drive to have two partitions and see how well Lion runs on the internal HDD (that's assuming, of course, that the wife allows me to purchase the new MBP before Lion is released :D).

    Personally, I really like Lion, with the exception of the Mt. Fuji picture - for me, it's just the wrong color, as the sky should be blue vice purple. To that end, I created a series of new wallpapers for my own enjoyment. One thing that is very nice with Lion is the ability to have different wallpapers for each space. For the moment, we are precluded from renaming the spaces, but at least we can have a different wallpaper to differentiate them, at least.
  4. Whooper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
    thanks.. tried yesterday, and I can only agree... It's way to buggy to use for everyday.. I ended up formating my snow leopard installation after that, a newly formatted mac is a good mac :D

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