How to Dual Boot Snow Leopard on a Osx Lion

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    1) Check to make sure your Mac will support Snow Leopard. My understanding is that newer models of Macs introduced after Lion released, may not support Snow Leopard.

    2) Create a new partition on your hard drive, or, add an extra Hard Drive to your Mac.

    3) Insert Snow Leopard Install Disk and while restarting Mac, hold the "C" key so it boots from the Snow Leopard Install Disk.

    4) Install Snow Leopard to your new partition or hard drive. Snow Leopard may want to format the partition or hard disk that it is installing to.

    5) When you restart (boot) your Mac, hold the option key. You can then choose which partition/harddrive (OS) to boot from.

    6) The first time you start your Mac in Snow Leopard, make sure to do "Software Updates" (under the Apple Menu) to bring up to OS 10.6.8.