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Installing Mac OSX in a second partition


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I have Mac osx 10.6.7 in my MacBook Air. If I create a partition, can I install Mac OS in that partition and boot from that instead of the existing one?
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I have Mac osx 10.6.7 in my MacBook Air. If I create a partition, can I install Mac OS in that partition and boot from that instead of the existing one?
Yes. If your drive is fragmented, you may need to compact it first to get enough contiguous space. If you have a spare drive, a quick dirty way is to use SuperDuper to clone your drive to that, then clone it back. Otherwise, use iDefrag to do a proper defrag, though you should always have a backup just in case.


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good. I installed the MacLeopard system in a new partition, but I am blocked in "creating an account" procedure. the "continue" button is not enabled with my choice of pwd and username and I cant go on. is it any particular rule for passwords?
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If you're attempting to install a version of OS X older than the machine shipped with, it's unlikely that you will get a complete installation, much less get it to work. It would not have the drivers required for your new computer.

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