Virtualizing older versions of OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hehe299792458, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    I'm trying to run a copy of Snow Leopard SERVER (10.6.4) from VMWare Fusion. However, I don't think the kernel supports the Sandy Bridge processor on my 2011 Macbook Pro. It keeps saying: "a virtual CPU has entered the shutdown state". Is there any way I could patch the installation disc to include the necessary updates that would enable me to virtualize the OS?
  2. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    I've never tried to VM OS X so I'm not sure what to tell you. I thought I had read somewhere that Apple and VMWare worked out a deal where you couldn't VM OS X Server. Again, I could be wrong.

    However, have you thought about posting this on the VMWare Fusion Forum? They might be able to give you better suggestions and you might even find a similar request.

  3. loby macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2010
    I know it is an old post, but VMWare is able to run OS X Snow Leopard Server only now and not the client Snow Leopard version. The only thing that I noticed so far that doesn't work with VMWare 7 Pro is sound which is a major issue for me, but programs that do not need sound run good. Don't think that sound will ever run on virtual Snow Leopard... :(
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    Guy Clark

    Nov 28, 2013
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