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  • PriceyB98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "If you have a 100% non-filevaulted clone of 10.6 (only)"

     

    A clone of Snow Leopard with all my files? nope

  • jakksue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have used Apple ardently throughout, and always been happy with the OS. But Mountain Lion is a real pain as follows: in the background 'kernel_task' takes up 300-500mb of ram, 'mds' takes up 420-1GB of ram, (at least on my system it does). Photoshop curser disapears every few seconds which is the most frustrating thing ever, and recently my curser even disapeared whilst I was working in Daz 3D! As well as this 'Notifications' is a complete waste of time if you want to stop Facebook notifications, and I had to optain a script to get rid of the new side pannel altogether. 'Spotlight' wants to index all hard drives in the background, (I think thats what the 'MDS' is?). My iMac takes so long to boot up, I go and make a cup of tea whilst it sorts itself out because I get a spinning pizza until then.  Bryce and Carrerra software will not run on Lion and I want to use these. I could go on and on, this is the most buggy peice of tripe I have ever seen Apple come out with, whats going on Apple?! This is why it would be good to downgrade back to Lion or even Snow Leopard which have always run supperbly well.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,615 points)

    jakksue wrote:

     

    I have used Apple ardently throughout, and always been happy with the OS. But Mountain Lion is a real pain as follows: in the background 'kernel_task' takes up 300-500mb of ram, 'mds' takes up 420-1GB of ram, (at least on my system it does). Photoshop curser disapears every few seconds which is the most frustrating thing ever, and recently my curser even disapeared whilst I was working in Daz 3D! As well as this 'Notifications' is a complete waste of time if you want to stop Facebook notifications, and I had to optain a script to get rid of the new side pannel altogether. 'Spotlight' wants to index all hard drives in the background, (I think thats what the 'MDS' is?). My iMac takes so long to boot up, I go and make a cup of tea whilst it sorts itself out because I get a spinning pizza until then.  Bryce and Carrerra software will not run on Lion and I want to use these. I could go on and on, this is the most buggy peice of tripe I have ever seen Apple come out with, whats going on Apple?! This is why it would be good to downgrade back to Lion or even Snow Leopard which have always run supperbly well.

     

    Is there a question here?

  • jakksue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes its a reply to  clintonfrombirmingham  who asks, why downgrade from Mountain Lion

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    PriceyB98 wrote:

     

    After downgrading from Mountain Lion to Snow Leopard, I restore from SuperDuper, and upgrades the OS back to Mountain Lion.

     

    You erased and restored from the 10.6 disk, then restored from a 10.8 SuperDuper clone.

     

    If you used SuperDuper software to restore with then you restored the 10.8 clone of your boot drive.

     

    If you used Migration Assistant it likely also restored 10.8 along with 10.8 Users Folders because 10.8 Users Folders cannot be used with 10.6.

     

     

    How do I downgrade properly without upgrading back to Mountain Lion?

     

    While in 10.8, you have to extract your user files into a neutral and universal formats, like .mp3's, ,jpg's, .txts., etc. that are backwards compatible with programs of 10.6. Save these files to a external drive for later importation in 10.6

     

     

    I have tried with Time Machine and it does the same

     

    It's because your SuperDuper clone and TimeMachine clone have been updated to 10.8, they are essentially worthless and can't be used to revert back to 10.6

     

    Follow this guide here

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3351

  • strausz Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)

    The ultimate solution:

    You need an USB of at least 5 GB and the Snow Leopard Install DVD.

     

    1. make a bootable USB with Disk Utility in it:

         a. download the Mountain Lion Installer from the App Store

         b. quit the installer after download

         c. find the installer in the Applications folder

         d. option+click in it and select "Show Pakage Contents"

         e. go to Contents>SharedSupport to find there the InstallESD.dmg file and mount it by double-clicking it

         f. with the Disk Utility, restore its contents into your USB

    2. boot from the USB:

         a. restart the computer and hold-down the option key while booting

         b. select the USB and boot

    3. run the Disk Utility and format in ONE partition the HD of your computer

     

    REMEMBER: BACKUP YOUR HARD DISK BEFORE DOING ALL THESE, YOUR DISK WILL BE EREASED AND DATA BECOME UNRECOVERABLE OTHERWISE

     

    4. insert the Snow Leopard DVD and reboot from it

    5. follow the on-screen instructions to install OS X 10.6

     

    After this, you can, if you will, upgrade to Lion or stay in Snow... Good Luck!!

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