Virtualizing older versions of OS X

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

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    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

    Pentad

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    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.

    -P
     
  3. loby macrumors 6502a

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    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... :(
     
  4. Guy Clark macrumors 6502

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