5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2011 1:50 AM by Barry Fisher
Barry Fisher Level 3 Level 3

Namely Nikon Scan which I like better than VuScan or the other programs out there does not work on Lion.   I was thinking of maybe buying an older G4 mini just to run it, but thought it might by more economical to just dual boot.  Nikon scan will work on Snow Leopard as I do it now, but others have had trobule, It actually was built to work with Tiger, and it also works on Leopard no problem. Thoughts on the best way to accomplish this?  I think I have my Snowleopard Disc that came with the iMac.

 

Thanks in advance and of course, happy holidaze to all.

Barry Fisher


27'iMAC, 10.6.8; MBP, 10.7.2, Various Ext HD's, Scanners, printer
Solved by Network 23 on Dec 25, 2011 10:31 PM Solved

Barry Fisher wrote:

 

Thanks Niel and Woodmeister50.  Woodmiester, so just make a bootable clone on a disk and then upgrade my regular hardrive to Lion and when I want to use the Nikon ware, just boot into the cloned drive?  That sounds easy enough.  Thanx.

It'll work fine. Maintaining clones of OS X on other partitions or drives is very standard procedure for developers testing advance copies of future OS X or other situations where they need to have two or more OS X versions.

Reply by Niel on Dec 24, 2011 4:56 PM Helpful

Use the Disk Utility in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder to create a new partition and install an OS onto it. This may disable Boot Camp if you use it.

 

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Reply by woodmeister50 on Dec 25, 2011 2:50 AM Helpful

From your description, if your iMac is still running 10.6.8,

just pick up an external hard drive (Firewire 800 equipped

is preferred for speed) and just clone you current installation

to it.  You can use Cabon Copy Cloner or Super Duper

to do it. 

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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    Use the Disk Utility in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder to create a new partition and install an OS onto it. This may disable Boot Camp if you use it.

     

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  • woodmeister50 Level 5 Level 5
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    From your description, if your iMac is still running 10.6.8,

    just pick up an external hard drive (Firewire 800 equipped

    is preferred for speed) and just clone you current installation

    to it.  You can use Cabon Copy Cloner or Super Duper

    to do it. 

  • Barry Fisher Level 3 Level 3

    Thanks Niel and Woodmeister50.  Woodmiester, so just make a bootable clone on a disk and then upgrade my regular hardrive to Lion and when I want to use the Nikon ware, just boot into the cloned drive?  That sounds easy enough.  Thanx.

  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Barry Fisher wrote:

     

    Thanks Niel and Woodmeister50.  Woodmiester, so just make a bootable clone on a disk and then upgrade my regular hardrive to Lion and when I want to use the Nikon ware, just boot into the cloned drive?  That sounds easy enough.  Thanx.

    It'll work fine. Maintaining clones of OS X on other partitions or drives is very standard procedure for developers testing advance copies of future OS X or other situations where they need to have two or more OS X versions.

  • Barry Fisher Level 3 Level 3

    woodmeister, sorry, you should get a "correct" answer.  I don't see a way to update. But thanks anyways:)