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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 26, 2016
I have my old pentium system. I tried to use Snow Leoprad (10.6) and got warning that system do not support it. So I downloaded a bit earlier version of MAc os 10.4 and 10.5 that should be without its requirements. Is it really so? Can I use such dmg (or after conversion to ISO) images in VirtualBox on Windows Xp host? Can I use settings to overlook absence of vt-x of my proc?
The second issue is can I use os x server 5 as OS for Xcode (ios) in Vbox to not use MAc os 10 desktop? As I read that virtual box just use server not desktop images. And my Vbox 3.2 have just options for MAc OS and has not version option for MAc os server -- is it mean it is obsolete? Should I upgrade? And I converted small 180 mb os x server dmg image to iso (by anytoiso app) as I have error on dmg -- but when launching virtualbox machine i got -- not bootable medium. System halted- should it mean bad conversion by anytoiso? How do it correctly if possible?


macrumors member
Apr 25, 2011
First, Virtual Box is at version 5. Second, XP is dead, time to move to Win 7 or 10. Third, an old Pentium?
It is time to upgrade.

Get a newer Pentium or at least an i3, if not an i5. Microsoft is no longer patching XP and Win 7 is good, but from a clean install takes a couple of days to update. Win 10 is getting better everyday and is so much better than 8. Newer versions of Virtual box add features.... Upgrade, then try again.

As for the server, once you upgrade, try a clean install. Your chances of success will be much better.


Oct 1, 2014
From the EULA for Mac OS X Server 10.5:
You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-labeled computer, or to enable others to do so.
(emphasis mine)

So, the answer to your question is: No. Whether or not it is technically feasible is therefore moot.
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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 26, 2016
Do virtualBox 5 has option of mac version as my vbox 3.2 just have Mac os and as I have read in the net -- I could choose the Mac os server as version--
So "You agree not to install, use or run the Apple" -- but there is such option in Vbox??
So what is mac os server -- I have found Os x server 5 -- about 180 mb- is it this one? Is it separate OS? Can I put it in Vbox, Wmware player/server?
I cannot change pentium, and have no intention and probably hardware resources for than Windows XP. And I need it just for practising in IOS programming, that is I need Xcode. So maybe there is some minimum Mac os (despite os x server is small enough with pair of hundreds of mbytes), just Mac OS shell, with the ability to download Xcode and Objective (c/c++ compilers) environment?
And a bit more question -- I have found iso/dmg images of Mac os tiger/leopard -- one about 2.8 gb, the other ones -- about 4 gb-- do they include the xcode by default and Ios sdk development environemnt with compilers??
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