I am planning to do an installation of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
This is the approach I have thought of.
- Currently the MacBook has Leopard (10.5) on it.
Partition the single HDD of 150GB (75 GB already used) into two partitions, 75 each.
a.) Should I use Disk Utility on the Leopard install disc or the Snow Leopard install disc? Would that make a difference? As I read somewhere that how the partition is stored is different in Leopard vs Snow Leopard.
Pop Snow Leopard disc reboot and pick the new partition and install SL on it.
Reboot and copy over stuff(docs, pics) from old Leopard's home folder into new one. (Don't care much about applications. very few and they can be easily reinstalled)
Once the stuff(4) gets copied, I want to reclaim the space used by the Leopard partition and give it all to the new Snow leopard. Should I use Disk Utility again? It wouldn't destroy my data in SL when resizing?
At the end of the above I wish to achieve the following.
- Get a fresh shiny install of SL.
- Preserve all old Leopard home folder stuff till I complete the SL install and can boot into Leopard if SL install went wrong in the intermediate.
- Once migrated SL will remains as the single OS managing everything.
- There should be only one partition with all stuff on it.
Is there anything missing or would go wrong with this approach? Will there be some extra work/steps involved somewhere which would be troublesome?