Lion > Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by logicpro7, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,
    I need to go back to SL due to my audio interface not being supported in Lion yet.

    I backed up using time machine on a external drive before i installed Lion. I also have W7 installed on a separate partition that i would like to keep.


    What is the easiest way to get back to SL?


    Thanks.
     
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  3. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    Create a new Partition, install Snow Leopard by using the BackUp Disc/USB on the created Partition, migrate Data from the Time Machine Backup or the Lion Partition.
    After that you can remove the Lion Partition.
     
  4. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, i seem to be getting this message.


    You can't use this version of the application install Mac OS X with this version of Mac OS X

    'You have Install Mac OS X 23.1.1'


    Any ideas?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Is that the real message?
    Did you perform a clean install or what did you try?
     
  6. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, thats the real message.

    I cant do a clean install... It tells me to hold the power button down and restart as there is a problem
     
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  8. Tyr. macrumors member

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    When do you get the message ? Are you able to go into Disk Utility (as soon as the installer starts go into the menu and start it) ? Did you erase the Lion partition in Disk Utility before continuing the install ?
     
  9. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I get the 23.1.1 message after trying to install by double clicking the SL install. The restart and alt install option i get the 'need to restart' black box with power button symbol message.

    So both options do not allow me to run the install disc.
     
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    What kind of DVD are you using with what exact Mac?
     
  11. Tyr. macrumors member

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    You are booting from DVD right ?
     
  12. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, i was booting from a SL retail DVD.

    I found that booting from the original 13" mbp disc has worked!

    Strange that the retail SL would not?

    Thanks for all your help! :)
     
  13. Tyr. macrumors member

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    Very odd indeed, it shouldn't do that. But then that's often the case with computers isn't it :D
     

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