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# Friday, 28 October 2011
I've read enough horror stories about upgrading Snow Leopard to Lion causing corruption of the Windows 7 partition, and I didn't want to be yet another casualty. So I took the time to research how best to backup in order to prepare myself in case something went wrong.

I started by cloning the Mac OSX partition to an external USB drive using Carbon Copy Cloner. This was drop dead simple, and worked well. There's a complete writeup of this here.

I couldn't get the Mac Disk Utility to clone the bootcamp partition. It would error out with an "Invalid Argument" message. I found a version of WinClone 2.3.2, but that also gave me errors. I finally got it to work by unchecking all of the options in the Preferences window, thanks to comments in this article. I also made sure the USB partition that I was backing up to was set to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). After that, it was a painless clone process.

The actual Lion upgrade went smooth. I didn't lose anything, and everything just worked. One quick note is that you might want to save a backup of the Lion installer if you have multiple Macs that you'll be upgrading. Details on how to do that can be found here.

Off to install MonoTouch for iOS!!

Friday, 28 October 2011 17:21:50 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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