VMware Fusion & Lion on new Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oushuffle, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. oushuffle macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    So, I recently got a new iMac, and as we all know, Lion comes preinstalled and there's no disk or USB key with an OSX install on it that's shipped with the machine. Since Apple specifically acknowledges that Lion can be virtualized and I already have Fusion 4.x, I'd like to have Lion run within Lion via Fusion. A sandbox, so to speak, where I don't have to worry about blowing things up. Question is, how to I get Fusion to find the OS to install? Is it even possible without ordering(buying) a separate OS disk from Apple?
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    As I understand it, DVD-less Macs with Lion have a recovery partition that is your backup of last resort; if all goes south you boot into that. Then it can go online and reinstall stuff via that route (not your applications and data, but the normal Lion install stuff).

    Getting that onto a virtual drive in emulation would probably be tricky. But perhaps you could explore cloning it to virtual machine, and doing it that way.

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