Playing with older OS X versions on 2011 13' mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cammykool, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. cammykool macrumors regular

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    I don't know where to put this so I will here


    I wand wondering if it was possible to install leopard or something on to a hard drive and boot it from it. I tried running the install disk I have but it gives me a kernel panic.
    I don't want to replace mavericks. Just a secondary is to play with.
    I also tried booting it in virtual box but it got stuck after saying something about macbook pro 8,1
    Ant ideas?
    Thanks!
     
  2. sarthak macrumors 6502

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    Leopard and Snow Leopard won't run on your 2011 machine because it came with Lion.

    You can experiment with whatever OS you want in Parallels. In any case, are you sure you have Leopard Intel copy or is it PPC?

    I'd suggest you stick with Mavericks DP5 or Mountain Lion.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Your MacBook Pro was released with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, thus the grey Restore DVDs, that came with it, should allow you to do a CLEAN INSTALL of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and earlier versions will not run natively due to missing drivers for 2011 hardware.
    Maybe virtualization is an option, but since Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.3 Panther cannot be legally installed as VM, it might be a bit cumbersome to do so.
     
  4. cammykool thread starter macrumors regular

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    Intel and I tried booting it in paralelles requires server
     

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