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pshufd

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I'm downloading the kit to my Studio and would like to install it in a UTM virtual machine. Has anyone already done this and is it straightforward or are there some tricks to get it to work. I'm downloading the kit from mrmacintosh.com - InstallAssistant.pkg and will then run it to unpack the kit. UTM usually wants an ipfw file and I'd guess that this isn't what I'm getting from the Apple kit.
 

pshufd

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To my knowledge, it only works with IPSW files on Apple Silicon.
Get https://github.com/insidegui/VirtualBuddy and you will be offered a selection of IPSWs to download.

I was hoping to avoid using third-party repositories for kits.

Is it possible to install it on an external SSD? I have a M1 mini that I could try that on. I guess that the approach would be to install Ventura and then upgrade to Ventura.
 

bogdanw

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I was hoping to avoid using third-party repositories for kits.

Is it possible to install it on an external SSD? I have a M1 mini that I could try that on. I guess that the approach would be to install Ventura and then upgrade to Ventura.
The links are the same as https://mrmacintosh.com/apple-silicon-m1-full-macos-restore-ipsw-firmware-files-database/
directly from Apple (https :// updates .cdn -apple .com)
You can save the virtual machine on an external SSD and you can install Sonoma directly, no need to install Ventura, then upgrade.
 

pshufd

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pshufd

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It appears that some iPhone software needs to be installed to do the VM installation. I did read about this somewhere. It wasn't able to reach the update server so it couldn't do the update. One recommendation was to update Xcode which I might try if other approaches don't work.
 

chrfr

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It appears that some iPhone software needs to be installed to do the VM installation. I did read about this somewhere. It wasn't able to reach the update server so it couldn't do the update. One recommendation was to update Xcode which I might try if other approaches don't work.
You can make a free Apple developer account which will give you access to the necessary update as well as allow you to enroll your computers and devices in the developer beta program, if desired.
 
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pshufd

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I'm already up and running and testing out my production software. It's nice that dual-boot is so easy to do. I'm going to skip running on the VM since it's nice to have a dedicated system for testing.

The directions on the developer account indicated that there was some cost which is one of the reasons I went this latter route.
 

Mike Boreham

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You can make a free Apple developer account which will give you access to the necessary update as well as allow you to enroll your computers and devices in the developer beta program, if desired.
My understanding is that macOS run in a VM does not support iCloud at all. Greatly reduces appeal of macOS in a VM. Don't know about Developer account, maybe not what you meant.
 

chrfr

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My understanding is that macOS run in a VM does not support iCloud at all. Greatly reduces appeal of macOS in a VM. Don't know about Developer account, maybe not what you meant.
Correct, but the update you need to install goes on the host machine, not in the virtualized environment.
 
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