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detour12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 29, 2013 11:05 AM

Hi i have the grey cds how can i boot them in vmware on my macbook air to install osx leord thanks

iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,505 points)
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    Mar 30, 2013 7:16 AM (in response to detour12)

    Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) consumer version licenses permit running them in a virtual machine on a Macintosh computer.  Mac OS X 10.6 Server (Snow Leopard Server) allowed running in a virtual machine.


    All other versions of Mac OS X required running directly on real Macintosh hardware.


    VMware honored those licenses.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,485 points)
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    Mar 30, 2013 9:10 AM (in response to detour12)

    the maximum OS on your iBook is Leopard (if you have the latest iBook). The only OSX that you can run in Parallels or VMware is 10.6 Snow Leopard.

    But to do that you have to run the VM in Lion or Mountain Lion.

    So you cannot run any OSX in VMware, since your iBook is not compatible with (mountain) Lion.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)
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    Mar 30, 2013 10:18 AM (in response to BobHarris)

    BobHarris wrote:


    VMware honored those licenses.

    You are prepetuating the common Urban Myth that the Snow Leopard client EULA prohibits its virtualization in Lion or Mt. Lion on a Mac.


    This myth has been largely debunked over the last 18 months; as noted by fewer and fewer members of this forum repeating it.


    In any event, Apple acknowledged the end of the debate recently when it began to offer by telephone orders only from its Apple Store, Snow Leopard Server at the same exact price as Snow Leopard client - $19.99 + sales tax & shipping.


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