Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 6:13 AM (in response to LouisLeLou)
so my question is, could I boot a clone on an external HD of my current system (which would probably just be a virtually empty system containing Logic and anything necessary for its use
Usually, the earliest system Macs can run is the system that they shipped with. It probably won't work but there are some reports it has worked. I wouldn't want to take the chance without testing first. I wouldn't toss my old Mac until I was positive.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 6:25 AM (in response to macjack)
Yeah this is the problem I have, I'd love to get a real confirmation that other people have made it work, but there seems only to be hints at suggestions that it may have worked for some people.
I don't plan on throwing out the old Macbook Pro as it still works, but it is on its second life now (logic board died about 2 years ago and had to be replaced), and is getting pretty sluggish during some Logic projects. I just don't trust it anymore basically, it likes to scare the crap out of me sometimes. I'm sure I hear it laugh at me during the 2 minutes it takes to get to the startup chime on rare occasions...
To be honest I do find it rather ridiculous that Logic 8 doesn't run on the newer operating systems. I don't mind throwing my money at Apple for things that I want and need, but not for things I don't, like Logic 9.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 6:45 AM (in response to LouisLeLou)
According to this Logic Pro 8 will run on Mountain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 6:53 AM (in response to macjack)
Hmm this is strange. I suppose I'll just have to wait and see what happens... because according to another post:
"Hey, well, after going to the apple store and being reffered to a logic specialist, apparently there is no way to run Logic 8 in Mountain Lion due to the difference of 32bit to 64bit"
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 7:01 AM (in response to LouisLeLou)
Why not ask the folks who are using it?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to macjack)
Ok thanks, I think it's unnecessary for me to ask again, from what I've read it really seems I will just have to wait and see what happens. To be honest I'd still love an answer regarding bootging clone of an older OS. The reason I asked is because I've heard from various sources, and read in a few places that running Logic on 10.6.8 is far more stable than on Lion or Mountain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to LouisLeLou)
You generally can't run one Mac from a cloned HD of another, especially if the Mac is significantly newer than the cloned. However, I do believe that it's possible to run the old clone as a guest OS in VMware Fusion, though I've never tried it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to Peter. Vandoorn)
You generally can't run one Mac from a cloned HD of another,
That's just not true. It's generally true, as you said, when applied to newer macs running older OS versions, but you can easily run clones of one Mac on another Mac.
As reported earlier Logic Pro 8.0.2 is comaptible with Mountain Lion: http://roaringapps.com/app:1764
I had this Macbook Pro's previous Leopard installation cloned to an external HD before I instaled Snow Leopard, and could boot it (which was fortunate as I totally messed up Time Machine's permissions after upgrading to Snow Leopard). But of course that's the same computer/hardware... and Leopard was its original OS.
I'm praying that someone who's tried booting an old OS from a different system on a new Mac sees this thread.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 8:23 AM (in response to LouisLeLou)
Once again, as an example, I have a MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro and a MacMini. They can all be booted off of each others clones because they are older macs than can run Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion, but a brand new, introduced in 2013, Mac that ships with Mountain Lion will most likely be unable to boot to a Snow Leopard clone.