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    Downgrading to Snow Leopard on a Partition
    I have Lion as my operating system, but I want to use a partition with Snow Leopard so I can run Power PC files. I created the partition and I have the install disc on a flash drive, but I can't seem to get it to work. My question is how do I take Lion off and install Snow Leopard from a flash drive on just the partition?

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    Do you have the Lion installer on a flash drive or Snow Leopard? If I remember correctly Snow Leopard was only distributed on DVD. The easiest thing to do would be to boot from the DVD and run the installer.
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    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Also, newer Macs will probably not run Snow Leopard.
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    +1 to what member Dysfunction stated. If you have a late model Mac, it won't matter if you created a partition for Snow Leopard, it won't load or run. No driver support for the hardware.

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    Actually, I got mine in early 2011 which apparently was the last batch to have Snow Leopard, because it was on there when I bought the computer. However, they don't (unless you ask at least) give you a hard copy of the operating system. So anyway, I had Snow Leopard and updated to Lion, but since Apple took Snow Leopard out of the app store, I downloaded a copy of it from elsewhere, and it is mountable on a flash drive.

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    If you purchased your Mac in early 2011 and it came pre-installed with Snow Leopard, then you must have the Snow Leopard 2 DVD set which is specific for your machine. And since Snow Leopard is not downloadable from anywhere you downloaded an illegal copy.

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