Running two instances of the OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by detz, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. detz macrumors 65816

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    Being a developer I often want to try out the latest stuff but it's come to bite me in the ass a few times so it would be nice to have a test environment where I can try out new stuff while leaving a stable version alone. I understand that Apple does not let you run OSX as a virtual machine** so is there any other way I can do this?

    **I guess they allow you to run the server so I tried that but it's really really slow in Fusion.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can install multiple copies and boot to whichever you want at the time. External drives can be very useful for this...
     
  3. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I was hoping I didn't have to restart, I can go the partition route but it's a pain. Unless...can I access the partition through Fusion like you can access a bootcamp partition? :confused:
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can only use Fusion (or Parallels) to run OSX Server. And you already said it was too slow :confused:
     

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