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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.


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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 ...


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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.


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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.


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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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