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build Lion OSx machine in Oracle VM Virtual box

Posted on 2013-11-25
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I have Oracle VM Virtual box installed on my windows 7 machine...

I want to create a virtual machine - macbook with OSx(lion etc) operating system....

What do i need to do to install it...

I have macbook pro laptop at home,,,, can i use dvd that came with it to build my virtural machine? or can I download os x from internet

pl help

thanks a lot
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1000 total points
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I'm sorry but this cannot be discussed by *ANY* Expert on Experts Exchange, because it breaches the Apple EULA Agreement.

Apple Software License Agreement (EULA)

It states under Section 2

2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. Single Use License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, unless you have purchased a Family Pack or Upgrade license for the Apple Software,<you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-branded computer at a time. You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-branded computer, or to enable others to do so. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time.

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ID: 39675553
But i am  just trying to build OSx virtual machine..  Oracle VM Vitrual Box does have option to create an OSx machine...  can i install if i have purchased the OSx lion software? thanks a lot
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ID: 39675570
By installing on non-Apple hardware, you are in breach of the Apple EULA.

As it's a Breach of the Apple EULA, it's against EE rules to discuss it.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39675580
Hanccocka is right. This has been discussed many times on EE. The only way you legally can virtualize OS X is to do it on Apple hardware.

Author Comment

ID: 39675619
ok thanks a lot..  i got it... ...
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rindi earned 200 total points
ID: 39675653
You can of course install VirtualBox on your MacBook Pro which you have at home, and install your VM on that (provided you are either running Windows or Linux on the MacBook, or there is a VBox version for MAC OS-X). That would be allowed.
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ID: 39675677
Virtualbox is available for the Mac!
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strung earned 800 total points
ID: 39675735
It is. That is not the problem. Under the Apple EULA, you can virtualize OS X  ONLY ON APPLE HARDWARE.

So virtualizing OS X in VirtualBox running on a Mac is legal, but running on any other hardware is not.

This is because Apple, unlike Microsoft, sees itself as a hardware manufacturer, not a software manufacturer. It manufactures software only to sell its hardware.

Author Comment

ID: 39675802
I wanted to use my office machine windows 7 and create an apple OSx virtual box using oracle VM Virtual box so that i dont have to carry my apple laptop macbook pro to the office everyday
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ID: 39675819
see http:#a39675537

cannot be discussed here!

Case Closed!

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ID: 39675886
ok... thanks for the help

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