two quick SL questions...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by grooveattack, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    1. can you install it and run it off an external HDD?
    2.does any one have a link to a site that shows the time line of the builds releases?

    thanks guys
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Are you a developer that has legal access to SL? If so, you should already know the answers.
     
  3. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i am not a developer..

    1. i want to know so that when i get it (and pay for it i may add) i could put it on a drive or partition to test it before committing to it.

    and

    2. i am just curious about the time line and release builds.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1. Yes.
    2. You don't need to know this. The only thing you need to know is when the Gold Master comes out.
     
  5. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how long does it take to get from GM to on self?
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I believe it's about a month or so.
     
  7. JPamplin macrumors 6502

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    The final version of SL will be available for sale in September. Current builds of the SL beta have been refreshed about weekly lately, and they are now up to Build 411.

    Yes, you can install it on another partition for testing purposes. DO NOT install over your 10.5.7 setup, unless you like re-installing from Time Machine backups later when the GM version is released. Apple will not allow SL GM to be installed over SL Beta. You'll have to do a format - install - TM restore - it's probably best that way anyway, considering the wholesale changes in the codebase.

    And yes, I am a member of the developer program, but I'm happy to satisfy your curiosity.

    JP
     
  8. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    Does that mean that if I have an external drive I could keep Leopard installed on that and install SL on my internal? And essentially have 2 separate computers with different OSs?
     
  9. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Yup, just like you could do with many different OSes, Windows, Linux, etc. as long as the computer supports booting from USB (or Firewire if it's a FW drive) and supports the OS. Oh, and you know what you're doing.
     
  10. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

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    1. Yes I'm doing it now.

    2. no clue
     

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