Is it safe to upgrade development machines to Lion yet?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at
Fri Sep 9 12:57:59 EDT 2011

Then apple flip-flopped this one too. I just gave up trying years ago.  Not
booting from external drives probably made it hard for their own service
techs (Mac Store Geniuses) to get things done.

THis is good to know. I'm glad I"m wrong.

On 9 September 2011 09:36, John Dixon <dixonja at> wrote:

> 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
> >
> >Stephen Barncard
San Francisco Ca. USA

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