Running OSX on Ext HDD via VMWare Fusion

Discussion in 'macOS' started by oYx, May 21, 2016.

  1. oYx macrumors regular

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    I have a portable HDD that stores a OSX partition. I boot from this partition using a range of Mac machines (choosing "Start Up Disk" in Preferences).

    However, I may need to run that partition via VMWare Fusion, so that I have two OSX running at the same time on the same machine (one native to the machine, one via VMWare).

    How do I set VMWare up to do this? Or can Parallels do what I need?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Neither VMWare Fusion or Parallels can run OS X as a virtual machine from an actual Mac disk. You can create an OS X virtual machine, but you can't boot into that natively.
     
  3. oYx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for the clarification!
     

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