So the answer is there's no way to install rosetta on Lion?
That's a bit bad, because I do need Rosetta a lot, but I also need to run Lion, because some applications support only 10.7 .
I dont want to dual boot (or use virtual machine), because my hard drive is only 120GB and I really need that space.
There's no point to upgrade harddrive, because Lion is the last OS that will run on my mac anyways.
No, you can't. You need a partition.
But with 1TB free, you can use Disk Utility to resize the space to free up enough to be able to install SL.
This is a non destructive operation, but never say never , you better have a copy of your data somewhere.
What I am not sure of is, whether you can use the second partition that is placed after a first data partition, as a boot partition.
If someone else here can confirm.
I thought you said you only had 120GB. Now you say you have a 2TB drive with 1 TB free. Is that an external drive.
But you can only install snow leopard if your system originally came with snow leopard or a previous version of os x.
Newer mac computers can't use snow leopard as snow leopard doesn't have the right drivers for the new hardware.
I have 2TB harddrive and 1TB is used. Can I installed Snow Leopard to some other folder, so I wouldnt lose my files or it'll earse all of my data?
How to do it?
Yeah, 2TB hard drive is extrenal.
I am sorry for the confusing you. My MacBook is Early 2008, it came with Leopard, but I also bought Snow Leopard back in 2010.
Now I am using Lion, which I bought the last year (and also upgraded the RAM because of Lion. It had 1GB of RAM and now it has 4)
It cannot run Mountain Lion, which honestly was a big disappointment for me. And I also cant run Rosetta (older apps that I've bought) on Lion.
That's pretty sad.
And I also cant run Rosetta (older apps that I've bought) on Lion.
This has been a fact since mid 2011 when Lion was first introduced.
I've maintained a bootable Snow Leopard partition since then because I use a PPC application occasionally.
The process is quite easy - you can simply install it on a new partition on the external drive and boot into it when needed.