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Yes! As the disk is the correct format, it will show in the disk list in the installer (click Show All Disks). You can install any version of OS X on a partition of the correct format, regardless of where the partition is located. The OS X installer doesn't partition the disk for you though; do this first in Disk Utility.
I highly recommend completely backing up the machine before attempting this, either using TM with no exclusions set, or better yet, cloning the whole drive using a program like Carbon Copy Cloner. Unmount the Logical Volume: sudo diskutil unmount force /dev/disk1 Remove the Logical Volume Group and all of its contents: sudo diskutil cs deleteLVG ...
Using this option, you'll endup with a whole disk encryption. It uses OSX CoreStorage volume management technology and XTS-AES 128-bit encryption, so it's software. Edit : As pointed Alan Shutko, since 2011 Intel added an Intruction set to intel processor to do AES encryption.
If it happens you mess it up, you can download it from Apple. EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs This article lists firmware updates that were released for Intel-based Macs. They update the firmware that originally shipped from the factory. If your computer isn't on this list, then you don't need an update to the factory firmware.
You can do it without using Boot Camp, just make this few steps: Install rEFIt. Resize your disk so you get some free space for vista. Create a new partition from that free space. Boot up your Mac with the Vista install disk inserted. Install Vista onto the new created partition. If you need a more detailed How-To/Tutorial/Manual/Assist (or what ever you ...
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