OS X Lion on VM - install media?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SteveTAltor, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. SteveTAltor macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    Hey folks,

    I am wanting to run up a VM with OS X Lion for x-platform testing purposes, and also for the xcode compiler and IOS emulation. I was wondering if Apple provide a way to purchase install media for this OS without the requirement for an existing Snow Leopard install (as it is through the app store), as this will be pretty much a bare-metal install.

    Thanks in advance
  2. JordanJ macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2012
    You could purchase parallels desktop 7 (www.parallels.com/desktop) and download the software. Assuming you have Mac OS X Lion installed on your machine, you should be able to install a Lion VM using the recovery partition on your hard drive without buying the software from Apple.
    This is also useful as it allows you to fun other operating systems in a Virtual Environment (eg Windows / Linux) without rebooting your machine.

    I'm not sure if this is what you want, but it may solve the issue.

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