Mavericks Lion Dual Boot

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Gerax, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Gerax macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2014
    Hi all

    New to the forum.

    I need help to create a dual boot setup on my MBP 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 that came with Mavericks 10.9.3 already installed.

    I need for some reasons (drivers of an audio interface that are not updated anymore) to have 10.7 Lion installed on a separate partition I created on the main drive.

    I tried to do this by creating a bootable USB pendrive and use the restore function to expand the InstallESD.dmg file from the original installation file downloaded from the Mac App Store.

    The creation of the USB drive seems to work, but when I reboot the Mac with ALT to show the bootable drives and choose the USB drive all I get is a grey screen with a "no parking" sign on it...and then after a few second the mac shuts off...

    Is there some kind of limitation imposed by Apple about this?
    Is there a way to create this dual boot setup or I'm desperately out of luck?


  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Mac OS X 10.7 Lion does not have drivers for 2013 Macs, thus you will not be able to install Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on your Mac as another native OS. You are left with installing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion as VM using Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox.

    PS: What audio device do you need to work? What about selling it and getting a compatible one?
  3. Gerax thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2014

    Thanx for the quick reply.

    I was afraid about that...

    The hardware I'm using is a M-Audio Profire Lightbridge FW interface.
    Its drivers development stopped at 10.7.4...that's why I nedded to run the Lion partition.

    Now...I have a "backup" solution for this, but since I have this brand new mac I'd like to use it for my remote recording setup as well...

    Do you think the VM or Parallels setups would be reliable enough to run a hard disk recoridng setup?

    Which one is more stable? Can you point me towards the procedure to have it installed?



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