Solved

Any way to run virtual Mac OSX on Windows or Linux host?

Posted on 2008-10-06
3
8,158 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hello,

is there software that would allow to run a virtual Mac OSX on a Windows or Linux host? I seem to be able to find solutions to run Windows or Linux under OSX.
0
Comment
Question by:alexkink
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:BogdanSUA
ID: 22656764
Not legally, you'd be violating the EULA for Apple.

But I do want to point you to this interesting article:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/13/efix-wants-to-bring-osx86-to-the-masses/

I can't say anymore.  :)
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
agriesser earned 125 total points
ID: 22657207
You are not violating the EULA when the computer has an Apple Logo on it, in fact ;) So if you're running a bootcamp installation of Win XP on an Apple computer you can install MacOSX in a virtual environment under XP, f.ex.

So let us assume that is what the asker wants to do for now.
There are several ways to run MacOSX on any x86 machine but you will have a hard time trying to install with the original MacOS DVD because that won't work, but there are several projects out there, that in fact _DO_ work (I did a test installation - for testing purposes of course, I deleted it afterwards immediately) and let you install MacOSX (although slightly modified bootcode, etc.) on any x86 hardware.

You might want to read something about that topic in my weblog:
http://tuxx-home.at/archives/2008/03/12/T22_34_45/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:alexkink
ID: 31503701
Thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction!
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
Teach the user how to configure vSphere clusters to support the VMware FT feature Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vSphere HA is enabled: Verify netowrking for vMotion and FT Logging is in place or create it: Turn On FT for a virtual machine: Verify …
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question