Mac OS X Lion on AIR 2GB

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  1. MacThor macrumors newbie

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    Any developer was able to install OS X Lion (Preview) on AIR 2GB? Any issues on performance?

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  2. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    It has been proven that OS X Lion runs perfectly on the MBA.
     
  3. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have Lion developer preview 3 installed on my baseline 13inch and have had no problems whatsoever. (aside from stability issues with the betas, DP3 is pretty stable though)
     
  4. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    It runs perfectly on a CoreDuo MacBook from 2006 (despite being "unsupported"). So of course it'll run perfectly on a 2010 MBA.
     
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    Does it still have the problem of the fans constantly spinning?
     
  7. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    Nope.
     
  8. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    I might decide to give it another whirl, thanks for the info
     
  9. MacThor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Main Partition?

    Thanks for the quick reply. Do you have Lion installed on the main partition?

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  10. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    I have 2 partitions, one for Lion, and one for Snow Leopard (Main). This way, I can test out Lion and the new builds when they're released, while still having a stable, finished OS (Snow Leopard) for use. Installing Lion over Snow Leopard is a dumb move IMO because of the fact that since Lion is still a beta, there are still many bugs in it, and there are also stability issues (although stability is significantly better in DP3), and having a stable, finished OS (again, Snow Leopard) is much easier, and all it takes for me to go back to Lion is a quick restart and boom I'm back in whichever version of OS X that I want to run.

    Win-win situation if you ask me.
     
  11. MacThor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, works great. 40 GB partition running Lion, like a charm on my SSD AIR. A side note , "64-bit Kernel and Extensions: Yes", what is disabled on 10.6.X for AIR.
     
  12. drad1s macrumors newbie

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    Which developer preview are you running? I got DP1 running on my '06 core duo, but i can't get DP2. Haven't gotten DP3 yet to try it. If you are using DP2 or 3, how did you get it to work? Did you have to do more than just delete the platformsupport plist?
     
  13. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    The fans spinning is seen as a problem to you? o.0

    Ahhhhh a passive cooling macbook air... that is the dream.
     
  14. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, no. But you're miss understanding. The fans spin from the moment you boot the laptop right up until you close it. it's constant, you don't even have to do anything.

    It was a commonly reported issue
     
  15. juuuice macrumors newbie

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    I started reading this thread thinking people were asking if they could install leopard on their MBA.. i was stumped as to why they would do this.
     
  16. thisday macrumors member

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    I hope sandy bridge ulv are as cool as c2d. Cause i want to buy wait for the refresh.
     

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