Running virtual Mac OS X with VMWare Fusion

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ozzieugene, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. ozzieugene macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2009
    Hi ppl,
    not sure if ppl have tried this but I'm trying to run a virtual Mac OS X on my MacBook with VMWare Fusion.

    Does this work? I've tried installing with both DVD as well as from a DMG file but either way I get this error:
    EBIOS Read Error: Error 0x31

    Is this really a problem with the DVD/DMG or is this just not possible.

  2. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    Yes and no. You cannot run the standard Mac OS X under virtualization. Apple has relaxed their EULA for Mac OS X Server, however, and allow it to run in a virtualized environment running on Apple hardware. I know both Parallels and VMWare were playing around with this capability but I don't know if either have a patch out yet.
  3. greenythebeast macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    I think there is a hacked virtual image file of osx that can be run on vmware running around somewhere on the pirate bay :rolleyes:
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    This is a good way to get stuck with some nasty malware or spyware. Helping people get cracked versions of software is against the forum rules.
  5. greenythebeast macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    I wasn't helping him get anything. I was just mentioning the possibility that it was there.

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