Is it safe to upgrade development machines to Lion yet?

John Dixon dixonja at hotmail.co.uk
Fri Sep 9 12:36:07 EDT 2011


Stephen,
I have Lion on an external drive and it boots, not had a problem... I've got my startup disk that boots 10.6.8 on 'startup', but if I wish to use lion I just hold down the option key when starting up my mac... To install lion, I loaded 10.6.8 onto an external drive and installed lion on it from iTunes...
Dixie


> Apple's got you there.  Mac OS's no longer boot from external drives, at
> least the last time I tried. You gotta have a machine with slots and extra
> drive bays to do that. bummer. Also Lion is still download only - no disc.
> 
> Also -- my opinion - partitioning sucks and is possibly dangerous. Drives
> are cheap these days, just get another one.
> 
> 
> sqb
> 

> 
> > Interesting approach Dixie. I was thinking about maybe creating a Lion
> > partition on my system drive and then creating a Parallels Lion VM but using
> > an external drive may be simpler and indeed, introduce a longer stick!
> > Best,
> > Keith..
> >
> > On 9 Sep 2011, at 10:05, John Dixon wrote:
> >
> > > Keith...
> > > I can't speak for others... I'm running Lion on an external drive at the
> > moment on a macBookPro... using a very long stick ..:-)
> > > Dixie
> > >> Folks,
> > >> What's the current view on whether to upgrade to Lion for LC development
> > machines yet?
> > >>
> > >> Have any of you expert developers upgraded your primary Macs to Lion and
> > got inside the cage - or is it still being treated as a 'foreign beta' OS to
> > be isolated and poked at, cautiously, through the bars, with a longish
> > stick?
> > >
> > >> Keith..
> >
> >
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