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Mac Mini Server - Lion to SL


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I ordered a Mac Mini server online yesterday. Can't wait to get it. Quad core, 256 SSD + 750G HD... yippee!!

Just wondering how I can revert it to Snow Leopard whilst my primary third party software platforms catch up and release Lion OSX drivers? I'm not going to see these updates until september/october at the earliest.

How do I revert without a superdrive?
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Highly unlikely that you'll be able to install SL on that machine. Being introduced the same day as Lion, it's bound to follow Apple's practice with other hardware - can't go backwards, because there are no drivers in the older OS for the new computer.

My guess, you'll get a message stating the "OS cannot be installed on...".

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I ordered a Mac Mini server online yesterday. Can't wait to get it. Quad core, 256 SSD + 750G HD... yippee!!

Just wondering how I can revert it to Snow Leopard whilst my primary third party software platforms catch up and release Lion OSX drivers? I'm not going to see these updates until september/october at the earliest.

How do I revert without a superdrive?
It likely won't run Snow Leopard even if you want to. Snow Leopard, even when updated to 10.6.8, probably won't have the drivers required for the new models.


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Awww... sucks to be me. I didn't even consider driver compatibility. Oh well, i'll have to keep on the macbook a little while longer.
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