Installing Max OS X on a PC using Virtual Box or VMWare Workstation

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jstack1, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. jstack1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2008
    I am trying to install Mac OS X on my PC which is running Windows XP.

    I have tried both VMWare Workstation and Sun xVM VirtualBox and neither one can recognize the DVD in the drive.

    Yes, it is a legitimate copy.

    If I use windows explorer to look at the DVD, it shows me the "Windows Support" partition of the DVD.

    Is there something I can do so the virtual machines can read the Mac partition of the DVD?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It better be a legitimate copy of Leopard Server, because the regular one can't be virtualized.

    There are NTFS-write utilities for OS X and HFS+ read/write utilities for Windows.
  3. munkery macrumors 68020


    Dec 18, 2006
    From what I understand apple's eula prohibits virtualization of Mac OS X so companies making such software can't program them to host Mac OS X.

    I have heard you can do it with Mac OS X Leopard Server.

    Sorry for the redundant post, I am a slow typer.
  4. lhotka macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    Correct only Parallels or Fusion running on OSX Server can create OSX Server virtual machines.

    You can't virtualize OSX on any other platform.
  5. gazzanova macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    if you use boot-132, the osx86 bootloader you can install a retail version of osx on vmware workstation 6.5


    above is my osx virtual machine on sabayon linux using vmware workstation 6.5
  6. lhotka macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    Not legally - it's a violation of the license.
  7. taranfx macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009
    You can try these two guides:

    How to Install Snow Leopard on VirtualBox, Retail installation (tougher)
    Install Osx86 Snow Leopard Hackintosh (Easier) :)

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