VirtualBox

Ticket #6806 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

cannot install OS X guest on OS X host

Reported by: floeff Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

I'm on a native Apple MacBook with 10.6.3, and all recent soft- and firmware upgrades applied.

I've tried to install OS X Server 10.6 using VirtualBox, but either it hangs at the module loading ("...") when in 32 bit guest mode, or it hangs with "Unknown4 of GetVar" error message when in 64 bit guest mode. Google only points to people who tried installing OS X on other hosts using older VirtualBox versions, having the same error, but I find no posts regarding 3.2.0 on a native Apple system.

I've also tried installing OS X Client 10.6, which at least comes to the graphical installer, but then detects no volume to install to.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by achimha

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

Your OS X Server might not be the right version for the hardware. It needs to know the CPU so you might have to get a more recent disk.

Regarding the empty disk problem -- this is documented in the Known Problems section. You have to start the Disk Utility from the Tools menu and partition your disk. OS X expects the disk to be partitioned which is not true for VirtualBox.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by floeff

How can I find out if this is the right version? It's a DMG image out of a developer program that basically should work on any hardware...

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