14 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2013 11:11 AM by alpshiker
alpshiker Level 2 Level 2

The new Mac Mini, especially with USB3, but also Fusion Drive and plenty of RAM, is very appealing to me… I am making an inventory of all the PPC apps I will loose when I upgrade my machine. Some pro calibration software and costly specialized devices I will be disconnected from…

 

There was a discussion about installing successfully a virtual Snow Leopard in Parallels Desktop on the 2011 Mac Mini.

Can I install Snow Leopard on the new Mac Mini

 

I have Windows running in Parallels but was quite surprised to learn that it takes Mac Os's too! Has anyone had success installing on the late 2012 (current) model? How does Parallels behave in relation to ports? I remember some issues in Classic, when programs could not always communicate with devices. (please do not **** me off with licensing issues)

 

Lastly, what apps will be taken by ML, is it only the Intel ones, only 64 bits, or will it take for instance Universal 32 bits apps such as Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 as well?

 

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

 

Paul


Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Solved by alpshiker on Feb 24, 2013 2:05 AM Solved

MlchaelLAX wrote:

 

MlchaelLAX wrote:

 

Read my theory on the "installing Rosetta from the Snow Leopard Install DVD" issue here.

 

Not having a copy of Final Cut Studio 2, I am currently unable to prove my theory!

I now have confirmation that the Terminal instruction will install FCS2 in Mountain Lion and the problem has nothing to do with Rosetta:

 

https://discussions.apple.com/message/21299258#21299258

That's great.

 

Have you a clue about the possibillity of installing (and using) Golive 8 (CS2) in ML that way? This would be heaven! (well…almost)

Reply by MlchaelLAX on Feb 7, 2013 10:52 AM Helpful

Read my theory on the "installing Rosetta from the Snow Leopard Install DVD" issue here.

 

Not having a copy of Final Cut Studio 2, I am currently unable to prove my theory!

Reply by MlchaelLAX on Feb 24, 2013 2:13 AM Helpful

CS2 is PowerPC applications that require Rosetta.  Rosetta was eliminated from OS X since Lion and now deleted in Mt. Lion, too.

 

It would only work in my Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) installed into Parallels for use in Mt. Lion:

 

 

Photoshop Red Flag.png

                              [click on image to enlarge]

 

Click on the blue link above and see if you are interested in that approach to using CS2 in Mt. Lion and let me know.

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  • alpshiker Level 2 Level 2

    Arrgh… I read a little more about the cited post and followed to the original post on MacRumors. It seems that what I thought was straightforward requires in fact some software tweaking. Never mind, make us know what we shouldn't do!

  • alpshiker Level 2 Level 2

    I seem to be talking to myself, but I'm scratching the web and I found something I'm glad about…

     

    Found a discussion where the following is mentioned:

     

    A guy installed on a computer running Mountain Lion, some Rosetta components from the optional installs on a Snow Leopard install disk. Despite the fact that the operation resumed, as expected, Rosetta wasn't properly running, and the PPC apps were still no issue. BUT, something was installed however, that allowed the installation of universal binaries linked to PPC installers, such as Final Cut Studio 2 !!! The guy says that Final Cut Studio 2 works this way in Mountain Lion. If that is true, it would a solution for some of my valued old plugs!

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    Read my theory on the "installing Rosetta from the Snow Leopard Install DVD" issue here.

     

    Not having a copy of Final Cut Studio 2, I am currently unable to prove my theory!

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    alpshiker wrote:

     

    Arrgh… I read a little more about the cited post and followed to the original post on MacRumors. It seems that what I thought was straightforward requires in fact some software tweaking. Never mind, make us know what we shouldn't do!

    If you do not like THIS post...

     

    Pick up a copy of Snow Leopard Server off of eBay (as cheap as $51 recently), and it will install into Parallels with any software tweaking.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    ...and it will install without any software tweaking...

  • alpshiker Level 2 Level 2

    I seem to be trampling on beaten tracks… I agree Michael, the installation through Terminal command seem to be a very healthy approach, provided the command is made available by a computer geek like you ! I'll probably go that way when I need it. If it works for Final Cut Studio 2, should it also work alike with any similar installer?

     

    One further point I'd wish to be clarified for me is the use of Migration assistant. In Mountain Lion, will it import every bit of the old stuff, or will it select the Intel software only? If it does import the PPC and Universal binary, will FCP work straight in ML, or not? Reinstalling from the installers will "translate" the Universal binary into Intel format have I read somewhere? In which format does  an app installed that way appear in system info: Universal / Intel ?

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    alpshiker wrote:

     

    If it works for Final Cut Studio 2, should it also work alike with any similar installer?

    That is my thesis, too; but there are only a few programs that suffer from the "installer fails due to PowerPC, yet once installed the program works on Intel" world, such as Final Cut Studio 2, Logic 8 and a few others.

     

    Kappy has forgotten more than I'll ever know about migrating from a PowerPC:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2295

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    Read my theory on the "installing Rosetta from the Snow Leopard Install DVD" issue here.

     

    Not having a copy of Final Cut Studio 2, I am currently unable to prove my theory!

    I now have confirmation that the Terminal instruction will install FCS2 in Mountain Lion and the problem has nothing to do with Rosetta:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/21299258#21299258

  • alpshiker Level 2 Level 2

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    Read my theory on the "installing Rosetta from the Snow Leopard Install DVD" issue here.

     

    Not having a copy of Final Cut Studio 2, I am currently unable to prove my theory!

    I now have confirmation that the Terminal instruction will install FCS2 in Mountain Lion and the problem has nothing to do with Rosetta:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/21299258#21299258

    That's great.

     

    Have you a clue about the possibillity of installing (and using) Golive 8 (CS2) in ML that way? This would be heaven! (well…almost)

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    CS2 is PowerPC applications that require Rosetta.  Rosetta was eliminated from OS X since Lion and now deleted in Mt. Lion, too.

     

    It would only work in my Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) installed into Parallels for use in Mt. Lion:

     

     

    Photoshop Red Flag.png

                                  [click on image to enlarge]

     

    Click on the blue link above and see if you are interested in that approach to using CS2 in Mt. Lion and let me know.

  • alpshiker Level 2 Level 2

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    CS2 is PowerPC applications that require Rosetta.  Rosetta was eliminated from OS X since Lion and now deleted in Mt. Lion, too.

     

    It would only work in my Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) installed into Parallels for use in Mt. Lion:

     

    Oh yes, that's right. Maybe a copy of Golive 9 would work, but it's very hard to get.

     

    The Parallels solution looks fine, but for me that would involve getting a more recent version of win dose, a Snow Leopard Server install CD, and I have no clue whether this setting would connect correctly to the ftp servers. I will have to keep an older Mac with SL for as long as I will use Golive, which is manageable.

     

    Thanks Michael for your hints !

     

    Paul

  • alpshiker Level 2 Level 2

    Oh my …  I clicked the wrong "this solved my question" link. No way I can correct that, sorry Michael !

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4

    alpshiker wrote:

     

    Oh my …  I clicked the wrong "this solved my question" link. No way I can correct that, sorry Michael !

     

    What city are you located in?  On my next business trip there, I will stay in your guest bedroom, instead of a local hotel! 

  • alpshiker Level 2 Level 2

     

    What city are you located in?  On my next business trip there, I will stay in your guest bedroom, instead of a local hotel! 

     

    Good on you! I'll make my list of hack wishes ready.

     

    I sure owe you a beer !

     

    Paul