12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2013 8:45 PM by stopmotion
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Hi. I currently have the latest version of Tiger installed on a G5 PowerMac. I'm planning to replace my boot drive w/ a larger drive and partition it, using one partition for Tiger and the 2nd partition for Leopard (10.5.8). As I understand it, applications must be installed on the same partition w/ the OS so I assume I will have to reinstall any applications that I am now using w/ Tiger onto the Leopard partition as well (if I would also like to be able to use them w/ Leopard). This will result in applications being installed twice on the same computer, one installation on the Tiger partition and a 2nd installation on the Leopard partition. Has anyone done this successfully w/ Adobe CS3 applications? I'm not sure if this question might be better suited for an Adobe forum but I was hoping someone here might be able to provide some helpful feedback. I would also like to know if there are any other issues that I should be aware of concerning installing the same application on two different partitions. Thanks for your consideration. (I would also like to be able to do this w/ FCP6.)



Final Cut Pro 6, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Solved by Gary Scotland on Dec 27, 2013 10:35 AM Solved

Yes that will work well.

Reply by BDAqua on Dec 26, 2013 10:35 PM Helpful

Hi Jack,


First finish 10.4 Install, then clone the 10.4.11 patition to the one you want to use for 10.5...


Get carbon copy cloner to make an exact copy of your old HD to the New one...




Or SuperDuper...




Or the most expensive one & my favorite, Tri-Backup...




Then Install 10.5 on that partition... it went fine for me.

Reply by Gary Scotland on Dec 27, 2013 9:08 AM Helpful

You're saying that Leopard running on a 2nd partition will not be as stable as if it were the only OS installed on a non-partitioned drive?

Yes. Particularly if you want best performance with Photoshop. As you have a G5 Power Mac, add a second internal drive with the second OS installed to create a dual boot machine.

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