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

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  1. jstack1 macrumors newbie

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    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.

    -noob
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    [​IMG]

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

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

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    You can try these two guides:

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

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