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Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro
      #1030272 - 24/01/13 10:35 PM
Hi. is it possible to have two drives, one with Leopard and the other with Lion on Mac Pro and be able to switch between the two? The reason I need to do this is that Im upgrading cubase 4 to 7,but still need to be able to use cusebase 4 for some older projects.


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Re: Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro new [Re: William **]
      #1030277 - 24/01/13 10:57 PM
Yep


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Re: Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro new [Re: William **]
      #1030282 - 24/01/13 11:23 PM
As Chris says, yes it is.

Using disk utility you just wipe and install each OS on each HD, you then normally hold 'alt' on startup and it simply lets you choose the OS boot.

You might be better off partitioning one of the HD's, doing a similar dual boot process and using the other HD for storage etc. - things like audio files or sample libraries if you use them. This method can help improve performance although with a lot of current comps and HDs the difference may negligible.

There's loads of info via google on 'setting up dual boot systems'.

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Re: Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro new [Re: William **]
      #1030344 - 25/01/13 08:46 AM
I do this with Leopard (Cubase4) and Snow Leopard (Logic). I just have to remember to hold the Alt (*) key down when it's booting and you get to select which drive to boot from.

(*) or the apple key ... I can never remember which it is an sometimes it takes couple of goes. But I'm getting old and flaky


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Re: Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro new [Re: William **]
      #1030367 - 25/01/13 10:58 AM
Thats great news. Thanks for all your help.


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Re: Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro new [Re: Dave B]
      #1030372 - 25/01/13 11:41 AM
Quote Dave B:

I do this with Leopard (Cubase4) and Snow Leopard (Logic). I just have to remember to hold the Alt (*) key down when it's booting and you get to select which drive to boot from.

(*) or the apple key ... I can never remember which it is an sometimes it takes couple of goes. But I'm getting old and flaky




For what it's worth:

It's not the apple key aka "CMD" (which no longer has an apple on it, but does have the clover leaf thing).

It is indeed the "ALT" key, which back in the day was called "Option". So I used to remember: I want an option of what drive to boot from.


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Re: Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro new [Re: William **]
      #1030386 - 25/01/13 12:43 PM
Better still, I use rEFit which allows you to select which disk you want to boot from without any of that option key stuff. Find it here.... refit


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Re: Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro new [Re: William **]
      #1030424 - 25/01/13 03:27 PM
Pretty sure you can open C4 projects in C7 too, just not the other way around.

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Re: Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro new [Re: William **]
      #1030573 - 26/01/13 03:00 PM
Chris - ta very muchly for the correction. I keep trying to remember it as "I want to boot to my ALTernative OS"



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Re: Leopard and Lion on Separate drives on a Mac Pro new [Re: Dave B]
      #1030592 - 26/01/13 05:19 PM
Quote Dave B:

"I want to boot to my ALTernative OS"



Clever!


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