Seperate everything in a dual boot

technologylive

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Hello, I've just installed Mountain Lion DP2 (yes, I am a registered developer)..
So far, so great expect one thing.
I've installed it as a dual boot with Snow Leopard, so I can access my Snow Leopard partition under Mountain Lion and vice versa.
But Mountain Lion tends to go searching for things on my Snow Leopard partition. When I do 'Open With' in ML, I see programs installed under SL..
When I want to open the file with the program on the SL partition, for some it works fine, others crashes with an error about a damaged program installation.
Is there anything I can do to keep my SL en ML partitions 'seperate' from each others, so they don't search things on other partitions? Although I still want to access my home folder on the other partition so a simple unmount isn't a solution..
 

technologylive

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Guess I found the answer. I just disabled spotlight in Mountain Lion on the Snow Leopard partition and now I don't see anymore SL-apps in the 'Open With' menu. Never thought it would be that simple :)
 

Bear

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Guess I found the answer. I just disabled spotlight in Mountain Lion on the Snow Leopard partition and now I don't see anymore SL-apps in the 'Open With' menu. Never thought it would be that simple :)
It isn't. Wait until you boot from Snow Leopard. You will need to re-enable it for the Snow Leopard partition and disable it on Mountain Lion. It will then have to re-index whatever you enabled indexing for.

The settings (and index) for Spotlight for each partition are stored on their respective partitions.
 

technologylive

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It isn't. Wait until you boot from Snow Leopard. You will need to re-enable it for the Snow Leopard partition and disable it on Mountain Lion. It will then have to re-index whatever you enabled indexing for.

The settings (and index) for Spotlight for each partition are stored on their respective partitions.
Sorry if I wasn't really clear about 'disabling'. In fact I didn't disable Spotlight. I've just added 'Mountain Lion' to the privacy tab of Spotlight preferences in Snow Leopard and vice-versa, it seems to work fine since the privacy settings aren't partition specific.
 

8CoreWhore

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I have the same set-up and was shocked to see ML fetch an app on Lion to do something. Kinda cool.:)