Can OS X be virtualized?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RZetlin, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. RZetlin macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    I know that Windows XP and Linux can be virtualized on Mac OS X, but has anybody run Mac OS X in a virtual environment for testing purposes?

    Can I use a Mac OS X install disc and install under a virtualization software like VM or others?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    There's a project called Mac-on-Linux (and a sister Mac-on-Mac) that tries to do this... it's pretty limited, though -- it only works on G4 and below PPCs and it doesn't fully support Tiger. Some people claim to hack OS X to run virtualized in VMWare... like this:

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=54208
     
  3. RZetlin thread starter macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    What is preventing Mac OS X virtualization?

    It's running on the same Mac hardware.

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    On a separate note, why I can't install Mac OS X on a x86 PC considering Macs are using the Intel chips?
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    That would be (a) because Apple doesn't want you to and (b) because Apple doesn't want you to.

    For the second because Apple doesn't want you to, check out http://www.osx86project.org/
     

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