So I have three partitions on my HD: main is 10.8, bootcamp running win7 and a blank partition where I'd like to restore an older panther backup. The problem is that whenever I try restoring just the lion back up instead of utilising the blank partition it always wants to over write the bootcamp one instead which doesn't make sense. I am selecting the correct partition and back up but it won't work. Is there a problem with restoring an older Mac OS to a HD that has a newer OS installed? I even tried installing the older OS (panther) on the selected partition but the damn disk wouldn't even load due to the newer OS. I need to get this working as I have apps. on the older backup that won't work in a newer OS.