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Discussion in 'macOS' started by taptic, Jan 5, 2013.
Do any of you know how I can install Snow Leopard onto a VM?
Only Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server can be installed as VM.
What's the difference and how can I get the server version?
Server includes tools for network administration and so on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Server#Mac_OS_X_Server_10.6_.28Snow_Leopard_Server.29
As for finding it, Apple does only offer Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for anyone to buy, to get Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server, you have to take the long road or hopefully find it as a used item somewhere.
Why do you want to install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as a VM?
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I was hoping to be able to use a certain app on my pc, but it seems to be a pain to try and do it....
Lion and onwards will run in a VM (the non-server versions).
But.... on a PC it is not legal. I have heard it will work in virtualbox.
In Workstation, you'll need to mess with the VMDK configuration due to the EFI...
What certain application are you talking about?
Will Snow Leopard (client version) not run in a VM? Is this blocked by the operating system or is it a licensing issue?
Anyway, installing the server version as a virtual machine is completely overcomplicating the process. You'll be able to get a cheap copy on eBay (~ $50), but you'll just end up disabling all of the server features.
It is a licensing issue. Both parallels and vmware enforce the licensing. As throAU mentioned above, there are reports that virtualbox (from oracle, formally sun) does not enforce the licensing and thus will allow one to install SL in a VM.
Suggestions that Snow Leopard (client) virtualization in Lion/Mt. Lion is a violation of its EULA is a common Urban Myth. Although quite a few people have been properly educated about this fact in the past year, it is unfortunate that a few still continue to repeat it.
Full Snow Leopard installation instructions into Parallels
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It is a common Urban Myth that the Snow Leopard EULA prohibits its use in virtualization in Lion or Mt. Lion on a Mac.
Apple sat back quietly while its shills continued to propagate that myth, since it resulted in larger sales of Snow Leopard Server for $499+.
That myth has been largely debunked over the last 18 months; especially by those who have documented workarounds that allowed Parallels and VMWare Fusion to install Snow Leopard client; which Apple was powerless to stop.
Apple finally threw in the towel recently and now offers Snow Leopard Server for $19.99 + sales tax & shipping (call 1.800.MYAPPLE (1.800.692.7753)).
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