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    OS X On memory stick ?

    Want to try and do this legit but not sure if it is as would be handy to have an installation of either leopard or tiger on a memory stick ( got an 8gb mem stick currently ) that or would be handy if I could run it in or on a virtual machine so I can basically use it at work to see where certain items are etc when adding / removing printers etc obviously only have access to a normal x86 machine at work

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    You can only run OSX on Apple hardware legally.

    Unless its Server, and then you can have it in VMware - if memory serves

    Its fairly picky about what it runs on anyway....

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    Do Apple sell memory sticks? I suppose technically you could have an install on one of them if they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    You can only run OSX on Apple hardware legally.
    I thought there was something in the license agreement about it being a Apple badged machine which lead to the hackintosh community buying OSX sticking a Apple logo on a PC and installing it with a clear conscience, or have they changed the license agreement now?
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    Yes, you legally have to run OSX on Apple hardware, however the storage that the system is contained on does *not* have to be Apple hardware (otherwise you couldn't replace hard drives for larger ones).

    We used to do it all the time ... have a master external drive with diagnostic utilities, system images, specialist configurations ... It has been that way since I first started connecting external SCSI drives to LCs to rebuild them after horrible students used to try to edit the resource forks of system files to break through MacAdmin, and yes Shane ... you know the people I am talking about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Yes, you legally have to run OSX on Apple hardware, however the storage that the system is contained on does *not* have to be Apple hardware (otherwise you couldn't replace hard drives for larger ones).

    We used to do it all the time ... have a master external drive with diagnostic utilities, system images, specialist configurations ... It has been that way since I first started connecting external SCSI drives to LCs to rebuild them after horrible students used to try to edit the resource forks of system files to break through MacAdmin, and yes Shane ... you know the people I am talking about!
    something like this

    HOWTO: Install and Boot OS X 10.4 On a Flash Drive | OS X Tips

    but for 10.5 and 10.4 just so I don't have to try and remember where things are etc so I can insert my usb memory stick and run os x 10.4 or 10.5 in a virtual machine ie virtual box

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