Friday 26 August 2011

Retail Snow Leopard Mac Os X as Guest on Oracle VirtualBox 4

Latest versions of Oracle VirtualBox allows you to install and run Mac Os X 10.6 out of the box (just one little trick needed). You need a VT-x enabled CPU.
  • Install Oracle VBox
  • Create a VM (Mac Os X / Mac Os X Server)
  • Allocate a Fixed Size Hard Drive (20GB is enough)
  • In the machine properties set 128MB to Video System
  • Leave all as default (Make sure EFI is enabled)
  • Go to your VirtualBox Machine description file (vbox extension) and add those lines in the right position in the XML tree

<extradataitem name="VBoxInternal2/EfiBootArgs" value=" "></extradataitem>
<extradataitem name="VBoxInternal2/SmcDeviceKey" value="ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"></extradataitem>

  • Install Mac Os X from an original copy you can buy in an Apple Store
    • You couldn't install Mac Os X on a Virtual Machine because its licence doesn't allow you to do that.
  • Enjoy