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detour12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 22, 2013 12:57 PM

Hi i am trying to install osx on my macbook air in virlabox but it does not boot all the way

i am tryiing to install osx snowleoaprd

how do i fix this

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Mar 22, 2013 1:02 PM (in response to detour12)

    You should know that only Mac OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard Server, and OS X Lion and Mountain Lion are allowed to be virtualized. If you are using a client Mac OS X Snow Leopard version, not Server, it's illegal and you will have problems with the virtual machine, so it's normal that you can't install it. If you want to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a virtual machine, purchase Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server. Call Apple to do it.

  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,460 points)
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    Mar 22, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to mende1)

    You should know that only Mac OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard Server, and OS X Lion and Mountain Lion are allowed to be virtualized. If you are using a client Mac OS X Snow Leopard version, not Server, it's illegal

     

    That's a myth. There's no prohibition against it in the Snow Leopard license.

     

    That said, non-server versions of Snow Leopard are unsupported by the VM companies. It can be done but quite a bit of hoop jumping is required.

     

    If you can spare $20, Apple is now selling Snow Leopard Server for that amount. You have to order it over the phone at 1-800-MY-APPLE. That will by far be the easiest way.

     

    If you want to save the $20 and have a go at installing your non-server Snow Leopard, have a look at this tutorial on how to install it in Parallels 7 for some ideas.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to detour12)

    mende1  has been told that it is a common Urban Myth more than once, but he prefers to continue to be one of the last few that actually still perpetuates that myth!  Not sure why (no more commissions on the sale of $499+ versions of SLS ), but he does...

     

    The sale of Snow Leopard Server by the Apple Store (telelphone sales only) seems to be currently limited to USA & Canada addressees only.  I have already trans-shipped one copy to Europe for a Mac user in need of vSLS.

     

    I have no experience installing Snow Leopard (client or Server) on VirtualBox, so good luck there!  But as Király links for you, SL client can work in Parallels (and I am told in VMWare Fusion, too) and of course SL Server will work in both.

     

    What are you trying to accomplish with virtualized Snow Leopard?

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