Partition HDD with Mavericks and Snow Leopard

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I had a few technical questions about OSX.

    I really want access to SL, but the sever version for virtualization is too expensive. My Mac came with SL and I still have the disks. I am currently running mavericks.

    Can I partition like 40 GB or so (preferably less) of my HDD and use the restore disks to put SL on? When I get a new Mac will this partition become useless because of new hardware? Can I run the partition from VMware like you can with boot camp?

    Thank you all!
     
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    Yes you can partition the drive and install Snow Leopard from the restore discs. It cannot be virtualized like a Boot Camp partition via VMware Fusion or Parallels. When you get a newer machine that cannot run Snow Leopard, the partition it is installed on will be completely useless.
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Would I just use disk utility while in mavericks to partition a a drive "Snow Leopard" with Extended Journaled and when I put my disk in and start up I just hold down the option key and choose that partition? It won't delete my others? Do you know how small I can make it?

    Thanks!
     
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    Yes Disk Utility can be used and it won't delete anything. I'd suggest nothing smaller than 15GB, but 20GB would be more usable.
     
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    I gave my little Snow Leopard partition 90gB. That leaves plenty of room for games and Apps that won't run on modern Systems, but doesn't put much of a dent in HD space.
     
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    Using FileVault on Mavericks won't affect the installation process will it?
     
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    I had done it, but I'm having an issue. The trackpad is only working for point in click. Scrolling and gestures aren't working and trackpad under settings just looks for a bluetooth trackpad.

    Also, is there a way to get the "natural" scrolling that is in the current version of OSX to work in Snow Leopard. It's a minor annoyance.
     
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    Not by default. There may be some third party applications that can emulate the functionality.
     
  10. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    What about snow leopards built in gestures not working?
     
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    What machine do you have it installed on and what trackpad/mouse are you using?
     
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    A MacBook Pro, but I just updated to 10.6.8 and the gestures have been restored. Thank you for helping me!

    Boy, I forgot how different SL looks.
     

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