I currently have Lion installed, which is an upgrade over Snow Leopard. My iMac is a Summer 2010 Intel. The HDD in this system is 1TB. I'm currently using up about 450GB.
I want to upgrade to Mountain Lion, but I don't want to do it the regular way because I have too much old stuff on here that I don't want, but I still want to pick and choose the things I want to keep.
So what I was thinking is this:
Cutting the main partition in half. 500/500. Installing Mountain Lion fresh onto the blank partition, and then from within that partition running, mount the old Lion partition, and copy selectively the stuff that I want over. Music, some Applications, and whatever else I want.
When that would be all set and done, and I definitely don't need the Lion partition anymore, I was wondering this:
Can I delete the Lion partition, and basicallyl absorb the free space into the Mountain Lion partition. I would like to have it so that it works just like I installed ML onto the main partition to begin with.
The only thing I ask on top of that, is that since I'm a little OCD... it would bug me if the partition numbering would be off by one. For example, I know that the main partition is 0, and it would unfortunately bug me if after all this was completed, that the main partition would for some reason be labeled as 1.
It wouldn't stop me though if the numbering was off, would simply bug me a litte. A small price to pay for being able to do the thing I ask.
Thanks for any help everyone!
(In case some people are wondering what kind of things I don't want following over, would be any old settings, old files, fluff from old applications, and worst of all ... some weird font problem where I somehow have thousands of fonts installed [that I honestly don't know where they came from] that I want gone, but can't manage to get it to reset the fonts ... even when I use the Font Books font reset thing)