Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to ilovecatintheuk)
There is a long thread on this forum which details how to do just what you want. Be sure to search out Newfoundglory's posts and his links to the proper driver that are needed for Snow Leopard:
It is not a trivial exercise...
Why do you need to run Snow Leopard on your 2011 i5 Mac Mini (asks someone who is running Snow Leopard Server in Parallels 8 on his i5 2011 Mac Mini running Lion)?
[click on image to enlarge]Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 2011 - 10.6.8 running in Parallels
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to MlchaelLAX)
Thank you! =D
It helped me a lot. I need to install snow leopard on my 2011 i5 Mac Mini because snow leopard seens faster than mountain lion on my imac (I am not sure)?
I shut down and start my macs everyday, I wanna know the older OS X may faster on my mac mini? =)
In the mountain lion, safari's bookmarks and documents was connected with iCloud, when I upload my new bookmark from my backups, mountain lion turn died (always), no matter I clearn install mountain lion, it not for help.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 10:44 PM (in response to ilovecatintheuk)
Yes, many people are not happy with Lion/Mt. Lion for one or another reason, which is why that thread worked so hard to get Snow Leopard to work on our Mac Mini.
As for me, I keep mine running 24/7 so startup time is not as important for me and I have kept Lion as my operating system and am relatively happy with it.
That being said, I needed access to Rosetta for running some PowerPC apps and I developed a method to install Snow Leopard into Parallels, which was documented originally on this forum but moved to MacRumors due to their ability to edit/modify posts more easily over there.
That thread became mostly moot when Apple recently re-released Snow Leopard Server for a 95% discount - $20! SLS is much easier to install into Parallels and operate and maintain it, too.