Snow Leopard onto a Lion system?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by capell123, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. capell123 macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011

    Am I right in thinking it's impossible to get Snow Leopard to run on a system that ships with Lion?

    We're looking to get some Mac Pros for work, but can't trust Lion yet. Are the existing Mac pros shipping with Lion now?

    Someone mentioned that hardware is the reason Leopard wouldn't run on a Lion system, but the hardware in the current Pros is the same as it was last year, right?


  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
  3. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2009
    Theoretically it is possible as SL has drivers for the existing Mac Pro hardware.

    The best way I can think of is cloning a recent SL version (eg. 10.6.8) using Carbon Copy Cloner to a fresh hard drive, then inserting that into the Mac Pro.

    Hope this helps.
  4. capell123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011
    Hmmmmm interesting. Thanks for the replies.

    So the current Mac pros are definitely shipping with Lion then?
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Right now in the UK a standard machine might ship with Snow Leopard. A customised machine will most likely come with Lion.

    I suggest going to an apple store or phoning them to ask if you can get stock with Snow Leopard on it.

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