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    Hi All

    I would like to run a virtual OSX Server 10.6 on my Snow Leopard Macbook, has anyone done this easily/successfully, and what virtual software did you use? I know you can run Windows using VMWare Fusion, but I couldn't get the OSX Server to run last time I tried it.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Paul

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    I havent tried it myself but i thought you could do it using fusion.

    What happened? Why wouldn't it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallX View Post
    has anyone done this easily/successfully, and what virtual software did you use?
    I have successfully run Leopard Server in VMware Fusion v3.1 on a Mac Mini (early 2009). Were you using the latest version of Fusion and did you get any error messages?

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    IIRC, there was no OS choice for Mac during setup, only BSkyB, & I was getting memory\disk errors during install. After lots of Googling it was determined that an install would be very flakey at best & I abondoned the idea. I'm just in the process of trying again & wondered what other peoples experiences were like.

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    I'll download an evaluation version of VMWare & give it another go. I'll keep posing results.

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    It seems to be installing from the install DVD Ok however, it doesn't seem to like to install from a disk image I created from the DVD. When booting from the disk image, instead of a grey apple image , I get a grey "No Entry" image and it never reaches the "Choose Language" screen. The disk image mounts on the Mac OK.

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    I have an osx 10.5 server running under virtual box that I used for testing some stuff, 10.6 server might work as well, but I don't have a copy at the moment.

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    Am sure the latest version of virtual box supports this for 10.6 server version - think on the cpu options you have to enable the virtualisation tickbox or something to that effect

    ignoring the sections about illegally downloading OS X and all the kext / driver ammendments the below guide should give you a reasonable idea of settings / tweaks you can do on virtual box to get it to work

    How to Install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on VirtualBox 3.2 with Non Apple, Intel PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallX View Post
    it doesn't seem to like to install from a disk image I created from the DVD.
    What did you use to create the image of the disc? I have sometimes had issues with bootable DVDs when using Apple's Disk Utility so it might be worth trying Carbon Copy Cloner.

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    It has, eventually. installed. No probs, out of the box. Can't remember why I had so many problems before, maybe it was an older version of Fusion I was using. Still can't understand the issue with using an image though.

    Strange.

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    Same problem with ccc, further investigation required

    Ah well, beer tonight so not all bad.

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    Thought I'd post this screenshot to clarify what I'm babbling on about!

    Picture 1.png

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    What's wrong with using the original DVD ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallX View Post
    It seems to be installing from the install DVD Ok however, it doesn't seem to like to install from a disk image I created from the DVD. When booting from the disk image, instead of a grey apple image , I get a grey "No Entry" image and it never reaches the "Choose Language" screen. The disk image mounts on the Mac OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallX View Post
    Thought I'd post this screenshot to clarify what I'm babbling on about!

    Picture 1.png
    I have had the same when using a copied disk.

    When i get media i like to make a copy and use that so i dont damage the media.

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    Installing the OS from a disk image is also much faster compared to a DVD.

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