For reasons that have been expressed very often on this forum (primarily Rosetta and the ablitity to run PPC-apps) many people have been asking me to put together in one place the results of my research on this topic. I have taken all of the research that I have found, and refined and improved much of it.
This thread, as Part One, will look at the long process for completing this result; the so-called "not easily accomplished in three steps" process. It will be followed later by my and hopefully others, suggestions for the "easy" way.
Why the long process first?
• Some people appreciate being able to roll up there sleeves, do it yourself and achieve the satisfaction that comes from successful completion of the project;
• Just like I have made improvements to what I found in my research, I expect others will offer improvements to what I have to offer; and
• If the "easy" way is offered first, there will be little encouragement to improve the long process.
What is needed:
• Installation of Parallels 7 in your Lion computer - I will expect this step has already been completed.
• A fresh copy of the Snow Leopard Installation DVD (and not a machine specific, nor restore disk that may have come with your computer).
• Use of the programs Disk Utility and Terminal, both of which are in the /Applications/Utitities/ folder.
What are the steps that will be taken:
1. Preparation of the Snow Leopard Installation DVD for use in Parallels 7
2. Installation of Snow Leopard into Parallels 7 (and optionally installing Parallel Tools)
3. Upgrading Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and other available upgrades
4. Creating a backup of the completed process.
I will be offering each step, one at a time...