Lion To ML help

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by soccervalle999, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. soccervalle999 macrumors newbie

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    I recently put a crucial m4 128gb ssd into my late 2008 macbook as well as added a 1tb hdd in place of the optical drive. I love it. I am thinking of upgrading to ML however I'm not sure how to go about doing it. The ssd has my apps and things and the HDD has my user things. Do I need to install ML on both the ssd and the HDD? Or can I install only on the sad? I have no idea what to do and I am nervous because I don't want to lose my data. Not to mention I have read about bad things that have happened to people's computers after this same task I plan on doing. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    I take it you have your applications and OS on the SSD. In that case, you can just upgrade to ML on the SSD. But I would keep a backup anyways, can help a lot.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You only need to upgrade to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion once, and the installer will use the SSD to install to.

    And backing up before such a task is advised, specially if you want to revert the upgrade. Backing up is generally advised though, especially with not easily recreate-able data.
    Get an external HDD and either use Time Machine or CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper! to make periodical backups.
     
  4. soccervalle999 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for such quick responses. Yes my apps and os are on the ssd. I remember when I cloned my old hd to install on my ssd, I used carbon copy cloner and it asked if I wanted to make a restore partition. I did that and am wondering if that is still on the ssd when I update. Or do I not even worry about that? Also, should I do a clean restore to ml or should I just upgrade to ml from lion?
     
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    Just backup your drives, download Mountain Lion from the App Store and open the installer. It will take care of the rest, everything will be alright.
     

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