Snow Leopard test flight

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Genesiscreative, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Genesiscreative macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure this Suggestion has already been posted at some point but....I installed SL on my FireWire drive, ran the updates, booted into SL then used migration assistant to import my user account. I'm going to test SL by running it for a week off of my FireWire drive. For anyone who is cautious, this leaves your internal HD with your previous system intact.

    So far, not a single concern to report.
     
  2. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Why didn't you just clone your mac setup before the upgrade to that external drive and keep using your mac? No need to keep booting into that copy.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Exactly what I did.

    SuperDuper your existing system, then upgrade to SL safe in the knowledge that you have everything backed up if you do have issues.
     
  4. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Well hey... at least the OP is thinking right. Most people just upgrade without any kind of backup then wonder what the heck happened. :D
     
  5. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    either or, I suppose if your mac is mission critical, it is better that the internal drive uses the known stable, and the external uses the newer..
     

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