Running SL in a Virtual Machine on a mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Daveway, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    Hello everyone,
    I haven't posted in a while, but now I have a question for you all.

    I just started a new job, that requires the use of my macbook, and I would like to keep my home and work systems completely separate. My first thought was to install Snow Leopard in a virtual machine on my mac. I already have Parallels 5 for a bootcamp installation, so I tried using Parallels to install SL. No dice, it only works with SL Server. I have two separate SL discs, both standard versions.
    I've searched the forums and haven't come across any results for running SL in a virtual machine that is installed in SL.
    This is child's play on Windows machines, but seems pretty difficult for OSX. Does anyone have suggestions or recommendations for VMs that will work for this application?

    Happy iPad week everyone,
  2. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    The license you agreed to prohibits the use of Snow Leopard in a virtual machine except for Snow Leopard Server. The virtualisation applications put checks in their software to make sure users can only run the server version and not the normal desktop version. There are some guides on how to disable the check in VMware Fusion but keep in mind that it still is illegal to do so. Same thing goes for things like osx86.

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