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    A friend upgraded to Lion in order to use an iPad and now cannot run her older PowerPC Filemaker Pro application. Is it possible to create a partition on the HD to install Leopard and the Filemaker application, without erasing the HD, and boot from that partition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmr638 View Post
    A friend upgraded to Lion in order to use an iPad and now cannot run her older PowerPC Filemaker Pro application. Is it possible to create a partition on the HD to install Leopard and the Filemaker application, without erasing the HD, and boot from that partition?
    If the Mac comes with Leopard on it , yes than it is possible create a second partition without erasing the disk .
    Although it is always wise to make a backup first
    Start up disk utility .
    Be sure that file system is Mac OS X (journaled)
    Click on the factory name of the HD option Partition > option + drag the divide line to size you wish .
    And than Apply .
    It can take some time .
    But is Leopard still supported ?
    I do not think so

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    What Mac is she using (specs). Also you will need to make sure that the Leopard disc you use is the correct one. I think there was one that was PPC only you don't want that.
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    Without erasing/formatting the disk, which is running Lion, can in install Leopard on the new partition, so She can boot in either OS, Lion or Leopard? I successfully created a new partition, but now it says I cannot install Leopard on it.

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    Can't say for sure without knowing which Mac she was/is using. Do you know which Mac she has and what the specs are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmr638 View Post
    A friend upgraded to Lion in order to use an iPad and now cannot run her older PowerPC Filemaker Pro application. Is it possible to create a partition on the HD to install Leopard and the Filemaker application, without erasing the HD, and boot from that partition?
    You know, there's an easier solution ...

    ... just wait, it will come to you ...

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