OSX Lion, running Snow leopard on virtual machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tigress666, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    Ok, so I was reading that you can now run a virtual version of Snow Leopard on Lion?

    I have a few questions on that since the only thing that is stopping me from going Lion (I want to take advantage of iCloud when it comes out since I have an iPhone) is two games (Fallout and Sim City) that won't run on Lion.

    So... would I need to buy Parallels (or something similar) to run it and do you think on a 2010 13" MBP that it would still run the virtual Snow Leopard fast enough to run both games decently (I suspect Fallout at least as it is a really old game so it doesn't have as high spec requirements).

    Also, is there a way to make my computer dual boot from Snow Leopard to Lion (I think I'd prefer it doing it this way anyways)?
     
  2. jonnysods macrumors 601

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    Bump. I want to know this answer too.

    Can you do it if you buy the server version of 10.7?
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Lion is licensed to be virtualized, however the only version of Snow Leopard that is licensed to be run in a virtual machine is Snow Leopard Server. Parallels will create a VM from a Snow Leopard Server disc but not a regular Snow Leopard disc.
     
  4. jonnysods macrumors 601

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