Install Mac OS X in VirtualBox [Snow Leopard]

It’s been a while since we wrote the popular Tutorial on installing Snow Leopard on Virtualbox. Certail users had trouble with the guide due to lack of proper hardware support — Intel VT support. So here comes a tutorial with the help of tek411 which works without much hackery

There are several reasons why not to use Snow Leopard on VMWare and go for Virtualbox.

Who doesn’t love Open Source? And when a Open source product is better than a paid application, we adore it. So is the case with Virtualbox. Virtualbox 3.1 is an amazing platform for Virtualization, It’s not only free, but also much faster than VMware in Disk I/O, Network I/O, RAM optimization, CPU Usage,  Hypervisor level operations. Hats off to Sun-Oracle.

Before you begin, make sure you have enough CPU, RAM, Disk resources to share for the virtual machine.

Hardware Requirements:

  • Processor: Any Intel Processor or AMD.  if you still have a doubt:@geeknizer.
  • RAM: Anything above 1 GB, Recommended 2GB or higher
  • Disk space: 10GB (minimum)

Software Requirements:

How to Install Snow Leopard OSx86 on VirtualBox

Step 1. Create a new Virtual Machine with name “OSX”

On the next page Configure RAM you wish to allocate. We recommend anything near 1GB.

Step 2. Create Virtual harddisk

Anything near 20gb Dynamic should suffice most requirements but you are free to change it to something higher and click finish.

Step 3.  Configure settings in the left pane and uncheck Enable EFI.

Next  click on the Storage button on the left. From there click on Empty under the OSX.vdi, then click the folder with the green arrow on the right (next to “CD/DVD Device”).

At this window click the Add button at the top. Then find and add the OSX86 ISO you downloaded earlier. Then highlight it and click Select at the bottom. Then click OK, and hit the Start button on the left side of the main VirtualBox window.

Step 4. Starting up Mac OS firstboot

While it boots, click inside the window and hit F8. At the boot: prompt type –v.Next, Setup should boot into installation just  fine. Run the Disk Utility by going to Utilities in the menu bar.

Click the Erase tab, and click the Erase button on the bottom right of the window and then quit it.

Step 5: Proceeding with installation

Select the drive you just partitioned and continue

Step 6. Customizing the Installation

On next window, Click the Customize button and select checkboxes:

AMD Users:
Any Updates included at the top.
Drop down Kernels and choose Legacy kernel.
AMD option below System support.

Intel Users:
Any Updates included at the top.
Drop down bootloaders and check the newest Chameleon.
Drop down Kernels and choose Legacy kernel.

Then click Done and hit the Install button. You can skip Disc checking and  speedup the installation. It should take anywhere between 15- 40 minutes.

Step 7. Setting the Chameleon Bootloader

When the installation completes, before restarting Click on Devices at the top of the VirtualBox window, hit CD/DVD Devices and click Unmount CD/DVD Device. Next you’ll see the Chameleon loader and then OS X will begin to boot.

After it boots you will see the setup screens for OS X! You’re good to go.

What doesn’t work:

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  • Tec

    Hello… how exactly can I fix the resolution problem? I tried adding strings in Boot.plist, but nothing is changed. I am aware that the bootloader is already installed, and EFIStudio wouldn't have a line for the hardware of VBox.

    Please advice.

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    • Mikeac72

      Try reinstalling OSX with your graphics driver.

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      • Sankara09

        snow leo 10.6.3 virtualbox image :

        Do use latest virtualbox from Oracle.
        A screenshot (included) explain the machine configuration (mine used 4GB and 4 CPUS).
        Do not select “EFI Activation”.
        sound working but kripsy (AC97).
        choose VT100/1000 network card
        Video is configured with a 1400*900 resolution (can be changed in the plist file).
        better benchmark than with a vmware image.
        several app installed. office 2011 beta expired also.

        user : Admin
        pwd : noskill

        900 MB links :
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59472361/99a1213/vbox_10-
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59405386/61316e8/vbox_10-
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59453312/e832932/vbox_10-
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59423547/ae0f2ae/vbox_10-
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59438312/dff699a/vbox_10-
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59493467/9acdda6/vbox_10-
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59515794/6e74383/vbox_10-
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59538267/50829c6/vbox_10-
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59581106/fcf9b6e/vbox_10-
        http://hotfile.com/dl/59609233/0b08d4d/vbox_10-

        password : realsnow

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        • hector

          This is an awesome system. Works beautifully.
          However I cannot get this to fill the entire screen when I press on Enter Full screen mode
          My host system video card is a nVidia GeForce 285M at 1920×1080 running on 64 bit Ubuntu.
          I used the included SwitchResX application to set the resolution to 1920×1080
          Both the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist and the /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist contain the string <string>1920x1080x32</string
          Sure would appreciate some help enabling a true full screen view.

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          • sankara09

            IF you want to know how to have a virtualbox image of macosx in 10.6.4 then you should try this link : http://www.kexts.com/forum/applications-games/5

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          • hellow

            kwap, file 41 is missing

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          • Guest

            Could you please upload the link for file 41? Please…

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          • whatamess

            file 41 pls

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          • Flyingrich

            to bad file 41 is missing, I would like to try it

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        • volkerbradley

          Hi Sankara09,
          This is an awesome image. Best that I have seen.
          I have one residual problem and I hope that you can help.
          My host operating system is 64bit Ubuntu. My video card resolution is 1920×1080
          After booting this virtual image, I notice that it fills only a portion of the screen and is 1280×1024 in size.
          I used the supplied SwitchResX application and notice that both the /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist and the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist files contain the following string: <string>1920x1080x32</string>.
          What do I need to do to enlarge the guest screen to 1920×1080 in size.
          Thanks

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        • sankara09

          I also have a full HD res on ubuntu64 but didn't work as much to get more than 1400*900. In fact i think I got more than exact full HD but it was annoying not to see everything and had to scroll the windows to see part of the screen. Don't remember which one i put to have it (it is like a game). A test will be to install the vmware driver project that you can find here : http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsvga2/files/

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        • Canwilf

          Does not seem to work past the startup screen? I have AMD64 with most recent VirtualBox.

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        • guest2080

          Thanks. It worked for me. Can't figure how to change the system language from French to English. After googling I figured, it's only possible to do from command line. Tried “sudo languagesetup” and chose English, that helped change the language at some places (e.g. command line keyboard layout), but most of the other places are still in french. Any suggestions?

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  • Jolapatate

    Hardware Requirements:
    Processor: Any Intel Processor or AMD. if you still have a doubt:@taranfx.
    RAM: Anything above 1 GB, Recommended 2GB or higher
    Disk space: 10GB (minimum)

    Hardware Virtualisation is not required ?

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  • Markus

    Instead of seeing the Charmeleon Loader, I get this text in the cmd/terminal(?).

    boot0 gpt
    boot0 testing
    boot0 testing
    boot0 done
    boot1: error

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  • Thom

    Hello Taranfx!

    First of all, a big thank you for your Mac OS X virtualization tutorials!
    I still have one question:

    ——————————————
    Step 6. Customizing the Installation

    On next window, Click the Customize button and select checkboxes:

    AMD Users:
    Any Updates included at the top. <—— THERE ARE NO UPDATES AT THE TOP, ONLY A BOX TO INSTALL SERVER, DO I HAVE TO CHECK THAT?
    Drop down Kernels and choose Legacy kernel.
    AMD option below System support. <—— SYSTEM SUPPORT ISN'T IN THE OPTIONS, SO I CAN'T FIND AN AMD OPTION!
    —————————————————————

    If you can answer those two questions stated above, then you are absolutely great :)

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    • DanysL

      Same question here.

      First I selected all of them.

      What finally worked was when I read this guide http://www.hackourlives.com/install-hackintosh-mac-os-x-using-virtualbox-on-windows-or-ubuntu/

      I have an AMD CPU so I only selected AMD PATCH and the Legacy kernel.

      After restarting, on the chameleon screen, instead of hitting enter I hit space bar, then used -v again, after several lines of code I got into OSX!

      Hope this helps some people.

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    • Anonymous

      I found you only need to install legacy kernel and latest chameleon bootloader (which for me was RC4 as I recall) on Intel. When I selected the thing at the top (which was probably the server line you (Thom) mentioned – it had 10.6.2 in it from memory), the install appeared to work, but then I could not select language, so I reinstalled without setting that flag, just the legacy kernel and chameleon. Then, voila, it worked for me.

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  • TrialofOSx

    Any hope to get audio working?

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  • Gabriele

    Doesn't start installation on my laptop:
    - Dell Precision M4500 8 cores, 4GB RAM
    - VirtualBox 3.2.6
    - Used your specified settings with CD mounted as ISO file

    OSX boots, F8, type -v<enter>, got the black screen booting infos, graphic starts, mouse icon continues to animate, I see some work on the cd and some on the net, then nothing….

    Any idea?
    Gabriele.

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  • picardo

    When I unpack the ISO file, it appears to be corrupt.

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    • Andrew

      I've downloaded it twice, each time unpackable, shows 4GB compressed size but 385MB uncompressed size, gives error upon unpack. A pointer to a working torrent would be really handy.

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      • Neozone77

        use winRar to unpack it

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  • koanic

    i'm getting a crc error from that torrent.

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      tht means its corrupt.. need to redownload

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      • Vector Burger

        Nope, as in the posts above and below, I've re-downloaded twice and the .zip is broken.

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  • iverie

    Thanks a lot :)

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  • Reiss R

    Someone already asked, but I didn't see any answer, so I must have vt-x proccessor?

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    • Anonymous

      Although Ubuntu (in which I am running Mac OS X through VirtualBox) reported that my processor did not have virtualisation when I did cat /proc/cpuinfo, I found I had to update my motherboard BIOS to get it to have an enable virtualisation option, which then allowed the CPU to be recognised properly.

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  • http://koanic.wordpress.com/ Koanic

    This DOES require hardware virtualization capable chip.

    The post is wrong.

    The original post by tek411 makes this clear.

    I wasted a day before realizing this wouldn't work on my hardware.

    I HAVE however gotten an older mac OS, Tiger I think, running in VMware (slowly) on this hardware. Anybody have advice on repeating this? I uninstalled and don't remember how I did it. Perhaps that would be a useful option for someone without a virtualization-capable chip.

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  • Joe

    The torrent for the Snow Leopard OSx86 distro you linked to is broken. It looks like it downloads the torrent fine, but the .iso image only unpacks to 400MB, not 4GB, and gives an error. Maybe you or someone can create a new torrent that works?

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    • Guest

      Hint: Microsoft zipping functionality leave a lot to be desired.

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    • Jonnyh

      Not sure why my previous post wasn't added, but…

      Don't use Window's built in unzipping. Download winrar or similar and everything will work just fine.

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    • Clauson

      I'm having the same issue. I've downloaded twice and tried unzipping in both Windows and MacOSX (on a Apple machine) and each time I get an error along with the file size being around 385MB.

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  • Arnaud

    Hi,
    Thx for this.

    I have question on step4.
    >>”While it boots, click inside the window and hit F8. At the boot: prompt type –v.Next, Setup should boot into installation just fine. Run the Disk Utility by going to Utilities in the menu bar.”

    I do not manage to get in Disk utility.
    Instead, it continuously display the darwin screen.
    What am i doing wrong?

    thx in advance dor help ;-)

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    • Bobby

      Darnit. Me too. Oh well, guess I'll shell out $2000 for a top of the line iMac (not).

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    • Bobby

      I got past this by doing: F8 at bootup and typing -v -busratio=18. I'm not geeky enough to know what busratio is, but I saw this elsewhere, did it, and everything seemed fine.

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  • Sim

    Hi Thanks a lot for torrent link and the setup guide.
    However I'm stuck at the Mac OSX installation screen
    select a destination
    Where do you want to install Mac OS X?

    Text Area is empty
    Only Go Back button is enabled

    I'm using Virtual Box 3.2.6 on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Asus UL30A Series notebook
    Intel Pentium with VT-x
    Intel GMA4500HD graphics

    I'm supposed to select a hard disk volume but no virtual hard disk vol seems to be available to Hazard SnowOSX installation??

    Any clues??
    5iM

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    • I_HATE_PEOPLE

      you have to select utilities then erase the current drive to get it to work. Common read the instructions, they're not hard.

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      • Giventofly17

        I have same problem, but no utitilies screen

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        • Silvan_vuk

          you will se “utillites” on the top of your WM screens (abow of the window where you must choose your hard drive).

          i was looking for hours utillitis too! :)

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          • Guest

            Specifically, if you don’t see the Utilities menu, scroll-up on the VM window.

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    • Flynflip

      You need to go to utilities and format your “virtual” hard drive to mac extended jounaled with one parition “option” set to GUID. This will provide an install drive. I am working on a video tutorial which should be ready in a couple days. Check me out at http://www.flynflip.com

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      • Dave123

        how do you gom to utilities, it wont let you go anywhere

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    • Adammedi

      having the exact same problem, anyone got any fixes?

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  • Sim

    I tried this on 2 laptops. One Intel Pentium Asus with VT-x available and the other Intel C2D Acer 5920 with VT-x not available. I'm stuck on both.
    In Asus case I'm stuck at step 4, the same where Arnaud, last commenter is stuck.
    In Acer case I'm stuck at step 4, at the command parameters screen saying


    USBF XXXX AppleUSB0HCI[0x0000000]::CheckSleepCapability – controller will be unloaded across sleep

    Any clues
    any one!!!

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    • Guest

      on the top bar go to utilities/disk utility and then the dialog should pop up like shown in the screenshot, go on like described

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    • Flynflip

      I had this same problem and had my settings wrong. Check step number 3. Like I told the other poster, I will have a video tutorial up soon at http://www.flynflip.com

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    • http://twitter.com/dutchiexl_ Neal Vanmeert

      Yes, I had the same problem, solved it by enabeling VT-x in bios

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      • Durruti

        It seems like my BIOS has not such option. I’ve an Acer Aspire 9423WSMi with an Intel Core 2 Duo T5500.

        It’s VT-x needed to run this????

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    • Durruti

      Did you solve this? HOW???

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  • joe_alvarez

    It took me a few days but I got the files from Rapidshare and put together the iso. Thanks for the instructions. Everything is crystal clear until step 6.
    There's quite a few options under customization. I took my best guess as to what I should check or leave unchecked for my AMD-based HP dv6000 laptop, but when I restart, I get dropped into a command line. (I haven't tried “open finder”, but will try that when I get home from work.) Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

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  • Siby

    This works…
    I tried this on my pc core i5 (quad core) with virtual box installed in windows 7.
    The problem with extracting the zip file happened to me too. But I could easily extract it in Ubuntu. (I think the archive is created either in mac otr linux and may not extract in windows)
    The problem of not having a hard disk partioton for installing os x – when you get that screen, go to utilities tab on the top, select disk utilities, select the partition and erase(format) it. I got resolution of 1024X768, which is not too bad.

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  • http://comidaurbana.com Matth

    THANK YOU!

    I had tried a vmware approach but had no luck at all. This worked like a charm.

    To all the guys complaining about a corrupt torrent: I had the same problem, just unpack the zip using winrar.

    May sound dumb, but after installing I was stuck seeing the chameleon bootloader. Just press enter to select OSX! :)

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    • Wickid_D

      “To all the guys complaining about a corrupt torrent: I had the same problem, just unpack the zip using winrar.”

      Which version of WinRar? I've tried an older one, 7zip, latest WinZip, and freezip. Latest WinZip almost got it, but crapped out when it found 2 different file sizes – I could see the ISO in the right size, but when it gave me the error, either button I pressed deleted it. And what's this _MACOSX folder in the zip? All it has in it is a VERY small file with the same name as the iso, but with a trailing “.” in front. Any help is GREATLY appreciated! :)

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      • http://twitter.com/nathanf77 Nathan Broadbent

        Hey man, did you ever get the zip to extract without CRC errors?

        Thanks

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    • http://twitter.com/nathanf77 Nathan Broadbent

      I couldn’t get the zip to unpack either.. using winrar 3.9.3. Please tell me what version you used?

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  • volkerbradley

    This is a great tutorial. Worked the first time I tried it.
    Still cannot find how to change the resolution from 1024×768 to 1920×1080
    My video card is a nVidia GeForce 285M (http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gt…)
    Do you have suggestions on how to change the resolution?

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  • marty

    im stuck just after the -v part i gets stuck on usbf and nomatter what i press i cant shift it any solutions??

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  • PkNerd

    My VD is getting stuck at this point:

    http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1403/macvb.jpg

    I tried many times but no luck

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    • guy with a problem

      Me too. Anybody have any solutions?

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      • guest

        I had the same problem. Booting with ‘-x platform=X86PC’ got me further.

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    • http://nironan12.deviantart.com/ Nate

      Same problem here.

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    • http://twitter.com/GetMeToTheJambo Austin Simonson

      Ya…except mine got stuck on the line before that…

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  • xavier

    works great !!!

    just a question
    Any Updates included at the top.
    does it mean Patches ?

    i run installation without any patches and works

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  • Anonymous

    Would anyone mind seeding? It’s being extremely slow ATM.

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    • Ke

      If using uTorrent, right click on the torrent and click “Force Start”

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  • pan

    ty for the guide :) its working gr8 at virtualbox :D
    next step netbook :D

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  • http://twitter.com/coderanger Dan Petitt

    On step 7 after restarting i just get a grey screen and nothing. If i close the Virtual Box window and stop the machine and restart, I get the Chameloen logo and an OSX logo and “Darwin” text in top left but then nothing happens.

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    • Chuck

      Same here — a blank grey screen when I have press the Restart button; then nothing. VB 3.2.8 r64453

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    • Monem

      I got past this issue by booting in command line mode .. Hit F8 then type -v .. all the steps will run sequentially. finally the gray screen will appear then MAC OSX screen will appear asking you to continue!

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  • Mgh2

    Can someone help me out?
    On step 4:
    I cannot access the command prompt for it to boot Mac OS X software.
    It says: FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted.

    Thanks

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    • Tutsx_x

      I have the same problem, the download is not an .iso, so VirtualBox doesn't boot it,

      it is a Torrent file, which I have no idea what to do with.

      i need help as well

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      • Thededer

        use u torrent google it

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      • http://twitter.com/noisyscanner Bradley reed

        Torrent files sort of reference another file on a server somewhere. You need a bittorrent application like UTorrent to download it.

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    • Catamount252

      I have the same problem, did you discover how to fix it?

      I actually used a retail copy of OSX Snowleopard, could that be the cause of the problem?

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  • Orange

    Hi, my processor is Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 and Intel website states it doesn't support hardware virtualization! Still i tried installing Leopard iPC_OSx86_10_5_6_Universal_PPF5_Final and Snow Leopard from the distro provided here (Cos i read in Virtual Box manual that virtualization is still possible without harware support). Both failed!! I used VirtualBox-3.2.8-64453. The installation was dead stating “System config file '/com.apple.Boot.Slist' not found”. When I tried in verbose mode, it got stuck saying “USBF…….::CheckSleepCapability – OHCI controller will be unloaded across sleep”. Is there any way out of this? Is there any other way to install Snow Leopard without virtual box? Thank u

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    • Steve

      You can try to hackintosh your computer, you will be running it natively.

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  • TutsyWutsy

    The file you have to download, osx86 distro is a .torrent file, so in step three when I try to set it as a cd/dvd there is an error because it has to be an .iso file.

    anyone had the same problem or anyone know how to fix this?

    Please answer thanks…

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    • Thededer

      you have to use a torrent client such as u torrent google it

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    • Y2jaymz

      Not sure if you got yer answer or not but here it is. The file you download is torrent file. You would open it with a torrent program such as “utorrent”. Utorrent would then download the .iso for you. This torrent file is tiny, while the download you seek it huge.

      PEACE
      James

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  • Geunsjl

    It keeps saying error parsing plist file
    EBIOS read error: Error 0x0c
    Block 0X8a8990: Sectors 0

    and it keeps saying this?

    please help:)

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    • Wichiewich

      I get this too? Did you get any replies or fix it?

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    • mediaslut

      I had the very same problem. After a few days testing and looking for solutions, I found the answer just in on of the comments below :o)

      Check the size of the ISO file. If your ISO file has the size of 385.10MB, you'll get the EBIOS error. Extract the ISO file by WinRAR (instead of the builtin windows extractor) and you'll get an ISO file with the size 4.38GB. Using the 4GB ISO file, you'll be able to process with the installation without the EBIOS read error.

      hope, this helps :)

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  • Verachionuk

    Excellent guide thankyou, now how do I get sound?

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  • Tom

    tried several times to download .ISO and kept getting CRC error. Changed download locations too.

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  • Tom

    .ISO download will not unzip and causes a CRC error. Any workaround??

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    • ko

      Had the same problem. I installed “winrar” and then it worked fine!

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  • Me

    A warning: as of Sep 2010, guest Snow Leopard 10.6.2, x86-modified Hazard distro, under VirtualBox 3.2.8 (no Guest Additions supported yet), appears to be an order of magnitude slower than VMWare 7 (especially when it comes to GUI response). I got encouraged by excellent VirtualBox performance for guest Windows XP and guest Ubuntu, but Snow Leopard turned out to be barely usable. Host: Core 2 Quad, 4GB RAM, RAID0 on multiple Raptors, Windows 7. *** Moreover, “vanilla”, unmodified Snow Leopard distro under VMWare is upgradeable with the latest patches distributed by Apple, through system Software Update. *** Try the “Mac OS X 10.6.2 Virtual Machine for VMware” torrent.

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  • whatamess

    Could someone post the link to file 41 from Sandra09

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  • Ajghhebmas

    FYI, Snow Leopard 10.6.2 (x86-modified Hazard distro) under VirtualBox 3.2.8 (no OS X Guest Additions supported) seems to be an order of magnitude slower than VMware Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Retail with VMware Tools (torrent: “Mac OS X 10.6.2 Virtual Machine for VMware”). Core 2 Quad, Raptor RAID 0, Windows 7 host, 2GB guest RAM. Also, Retail under VMware upgrades properly to 10.6.4 through Apple's Software Update. *** VirtualBox 3.2.8 running XP or Ubuntu – very speedy, though.

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  • Ceniza

    I had problems decompressing the .iso.zip, but using WinRAR did the trick. I was able to install it in VirtualBox easily, yet it takes some time to start. The “About this Mac” thing does not work, but, at least, I finally got Snow Leopard installed (iDeneb’s Leopard was easier to install and works better).

    Time to try it for real (not just in a Virtual Machine).

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  • aki

    I've gotten past step 7 and am at the OS X Server Welcome screen where it is prompting me to “Start by selecting your country or regsion.” But, there is nothing to select in the selection box. I've tried enabling the “Show All” checkbox, but nothing shows up. If I just hit “Continue”, it prompts “Please select a country or region before continuing.”

    Any ideas on resolving this problem?

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    • jojojo

      Just rebooted and countries were there

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    • Anonymous

      Does anyone know how to update OSx to a newer version so i can install xcode? It requires 16.4+ and this install only got 16.2. When i update i cant boot in again after restart. I just get a message saying i need to restart. :| any help please?

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  • Cody

    im stuck at the gray screen anyone help me

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    • Hasan

      same problem.after the installation it stucks at boot with the mac logo.i searched the web and found that we have to edit a XML file and add a string into it.i have the string but dont know how to edit the XML file.i am using XML MARKER but it keeps on giving me error if i just copy and paste the string.do u know how to edit XML file?after that we are sorted.cheers

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      • Mrd3650

        Hi, can you guide me what have you done to solve the issue?

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    • Anonymous

      Same ill google and get back to u

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    • Anonymous

      Same ill google and get back to u

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    • Anonymous

      Found a fix for amd users do customize Check off thease 1:Legacy kernel 2:amd_patch Email me if it does not work EMAIL:micahlayton@yahoo.com

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  • Wickid_D

    ok, the zip file that the torrent downloaded has a folder in it called _MACOSX.. I have winrar installed and it won't even extract the iso, and the win7 extractor sees both, but doesn't extract the iso right.. comes out to 384Mb?? I've tried 7zip and it extracts both that folder, and the iso, but there again, the size falls way short, at the same size that win 7 extracts it at.. what gives??

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  • Jimmygzzmtz

    mine gets stuck when i type -v, it says: AppleUSBOHCII8x3bf38001::CheckSleepCapability – controller will be unloaded across sleep

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  • Cbjldoqkxlp

    Help: Everything is fine for except when rebooting after installation the keyboard isn’t found. Ideas?

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  • a55

    Good guide! I installed iATKOS V3_2 and it worked fine, no audio though as the guide says. I used virtual box on a DELL Latitude E6500

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  • Movies300

    Its worked fine for me Installed in Virtualbox
    My Laptop Config: AMD Turionx2 64bit processor with nVidia

    Settings worked in Customize:

    Snow_Leopard_10.6.2
    AnV_10.2.0_Kernel (kernel)
    Chamelon_RC3_PCEFI_10.5 (bootloader)
    AMD_Patch (For AMD)
    NVEnabler
    VoodooHDA_v2.5.3 9 (for Audio but Audio didn't Worked)
    nVidiaATA
    nForceLan (Networking)
    ElliotForceLegacyRTC
    IOATAFamily_Fix
    OpenHaltRestart

    and even updated to 10.6.4 succesfully.

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  • Chi_ag

    After installing the snow leopard, I don't see the display being proper. I can't view any photos, also my iWork->iPages doesn't display any content.

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  • Tonio51

    Hi,
    I tried to follow the instructions my system is :
    - AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 Black Edition
    - ATI Radeon™ HD 5770
    - Asus M4A77TD-PRO

    And after installation I obtain a kernel panic :
    http://yfrog.com/2scapturebzp

    Thx for your help !

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  • mmorasch

    I am having the same issue as aki. After installing. The configuration screen comes up and asks me to select my country, but there are no countries listed. It is just blank. Anyone have any ideas on this?

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  • Kennethxu

    I was able complete the installation on my laptop with mobile i5 cpu. But failed to boot after install. Eventualy I used iBoot and retail DVD and was able to get 10.6.4 running. For detail, see http://kennethxu.blogspot.com/2010/10/install-snow-leopard-on-virtualbox-with.html

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  • Agiudici

    works great! i’m running a sony vaio, intel i3.

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  • Jasonca

    Thanks everyone! I finally got it to work!!

    I have AMD Turion X2. In customization, I used Legacy Kernerel and AMD Patch, use only one core(default), installation took 6+ hours (I left it on all night long so don’t know exactly how much). It’s a little laggy, but adding more RAM should help me.

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  • http://twitter.com/nathanf77 Nathan Broadbent

    Has anyone had any success installing XCode and the iOS 4.1 SDK on this virtual machine? I have tried so many times, but even thought the installer says “Installation Successful”, theres nothing there. Its as if all of the installed files are invisible. Has anyone had a similar problem, or can anyone confirm this? I would really love some help!

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  • Nikhilshivpuja

    help am using a lenovo t61 ,with 2gb ram and a intel core(2) duo t7300,with an eighty gb hard-disk,the virtual machine stops responding after the initial booting in verbose ,with only a mouse loading animation and background being seen

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  • Nikhilshivpuja

    am sorry after some time , the os asks to be restarted ,by keeping the power button pressed or pressing the restart button

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  • J III M

    Hola, I have a Toshiba running with win7 , I made step by step all the process in the TUTORIAL for install the OSX86 ISO on VirtualBox and all was fine until I finished the install because I have the error…FAILED TO LOAD COM.APPLE.DRIVER.APPLEACPIPCI, and I have been askin in diferents Forums But I can not get How complete the install..

    My processor is AMD

    I will apreciate if somoane can help me

    TKS FOR YOUR TIME

    J III M

    excuse my grammar…
    JIIIM

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  • GazuliGod

    When i hit start it says this so i cannt even start Step 4
    Cannot access the kernal driver!
    Make sure the kernal modual has been loaded successfully.

    Result Code:
    E_FAIL (0×80004005)
    Component:
    Machine
    Interface:
    IMachine {6d9212cb-a5c0-48b7-bbc1-3fa2ba2ee6d2}

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  • Demo

    Thank you… ad flattr so I can donate!

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  • Nitin_sawade

    I got a luck for successful installation of Snow Leopard Osx86 on VirtualBox. But now i am not able to activate it. It show that Invalid Key. The one which is present in ReadMe.

    Can anybody please let me know how can I activate it now?

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  • http://critz.org Critter

    Will I be able to update the os version recommended in the software updates.. I am attempting to install XCode, but it says it requires a newer version..

    anyone know?

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  • Orjanp

    Thanx for the guide !

    Finally I got it to work on my AMD Phenom based PC. I had to choose the blackknight kernel and chamelon rc3 pcefi 10.5. I also had to run virtualbox in english (originally I ran in Swedish but then I wasn't able to choose language when installing OSX, empty list).

    No sound however, would really like sound…

    Thx again for the guide !

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    • Anonymous

      Do u no if it works for a toshiba sateillite with an amd motherboard

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  • Matthias

    thx for the guide working nice, after i searched some hours for a woking solution how to make the resolution bigger than the 1280×900 since i have 1920×1080 display, i would like to know everybody else who has this problem open a windows cmd shell change the directory path to the Virtual Box home directory and type:
    ./VBoxManage.exe setextradata “VM name” “CustomVideoMode1″ “1920x1080x32″

    i read this in the virtualbox usermanual on chapter 9 “Advanced display configuration” have fun ;)

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    • Tutty_000

      cool man will try it

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  • Bradut

    THANK YOU: I just did it with your help! [Asus Laptop, K52J, i350M, 4 GB RAM, Win7]

    Followed your explanation, guessed that I need to check the “Server version” at step 6, installed xCode. I already can display the iPhone simulator!

    One suggestion: to install xCode, the size of the Virtual Dosk should be more than 20 GB [30 GB should be OK]

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    • Mcroci

      I want to install xCode too, but if a do a software update to the newest version of Mac OSx I get a Kernel Panic. Where I can found the suggestion that you have received? I didnt find it in the comments… Thx!

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  • Nitin_sawade

    What is the Server Serial Number?

    I am not able to activate it with the Serial Number provided in ReadMe.

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  • Shadow_of_Auther

    Do i really need a prossesser that supports VT-x to run Snow Lepord with Virtual Box?

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  • miker8994

    Seemed to install ok, but when I try to run it, it freezes at the chameleon boot loader screen. It says to hit any key to enter startup options, but it just freezes.

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    • Micahlayton

      Try more ram

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  • albatroz

    How fast/slow this solution performs?
    Anyone running it on a Core2duo or Core i5 chip?

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  • rashune

    I really trusted this tut. but it didn’t work for me. Everything seems alright. My iso file is exactly sized as people say. But I’m stucked here at step 4:
    http://img18.imageshack.us/i/problemhug.jpg/

    and while at this screen it gives me an error like virtualbox does not see my mouse but i’ve already clicked at screen.

    i have hp 6730b, and i’ve enabled virtualization in bios. i really don’t know what to do.

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  • Anonymous

    Hi I Was Downloading and i get to mac install part when it inverts the colors??? What did i do wrong.

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  • http://www.austinsimonson.weebly.com Austin Simonson

    I run the OSX, but it goes to the startup loading screen where I press F8. After that it loses the “Press F8 for options”…i then press -v and Enter (I don’t think it recognizes the -v because if I just press Enter, it does the same thing). It then proceeds to load Darwin (it is successful, and Darwin boots up), but then as Darwin does its thing…it gets stuck at “BDS root: disk1s2, major 14, minor 3.” and never gets to the install screen. What can I do? Here is my computer’s information: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1563581

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  • Mealeater5000

    Getting ready to install after downloading. Please tell me any issues I might have during or after Installation. Will this work on a AMD Turion 64X2 with an ATI Mobile GPU? I am running a Refurbished Gateway T-Series Laptop and am Planning on running a stable Mac for a client.

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  • http://www.austinsimonson.weebly.com/ Austin Simonson

    I run the OSX, but it goes to the startup loading screen where I press F8. After that it loses the “Press F8 for options”…i then press -v and Enter (I don’t think it recognizes the -v because if I just press Enter, it does the same thing). It then proceeds to load Darwin (it is successful, and Darwin boots up), but then as Darwin does its thing…it gets stuck at “BDS root: disk1s2, major 14, minor 3.” and never gets to the install screen. What can I do? Here is my computer’s information: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1563581

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    • Richard

      same issue here, did you get anywhere please?

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  • http://twitter.com/driechers101 Daniel Riechers

    I can’t get disk utility to find my virtual disk its just blank but system profiler can find it under ata devices

    I have already tried running mknod /dev/rdisk0 b 3 64 which if I’m correct in assuming this should create an hda block device but i cant even run a pdisk or fdisk on it

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  • http://twitter.com/driechers101 Daniel Riechers

    I can’t get disk utility to find my virtual disk its just blank but system profiler can find it under ata devices

    I have already tried running mknod /dev/rdisk0 b 3 64 which if I’m correct in assuming this should create an hda block device but i cant even run a pdisk or fdisk on it

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  • Coron56

    I’ve gotten past step 7 and tried to let it boot, but when doing this the grey screen with apple logo and loading symbol freeze and then some music plays…can anyone please help?

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  • Malas

    I was having serious kernel issues .. If you have an I7 dont use Legacy..
    I hope it will work now although I seriously doubt it..

    I managed to do it in vmware with another retail though..

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  • http://twitter.com/Pentuni Pietro Uni

    I’ve gotten past step 7 and tried to let it boot, but when doing this the grey screen with apple logo and loading symbol freeze and then some music plays…can anyone please help?

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  • Uzamoki

    hey can someone make a video on how to install this proporly bc i dont have a clue what to do. thanks

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  • Yaha

    Have finished my installation and i am enjoying my mac now. Pretty straightforward instructions. and thanks all for your contributions. They did really help a lot.

    Intel Processor
    window 7 (64 bit)

    excell

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  • Band

    “Mac OSX cannot be installed on this computer.”
    I can’t get to the ‘BOOT:’ prompt mentioned either. Pressing F8 straight at startup gets me to a text-graphic interface for the bootloader, but just stuff about adding boot drivers, options, language, etc. NOWHERE to type -v ???
    I’m running VirtualBox 3.2.12 on an Intel Mac OSX 10.5.8 (4GB 2.1gHz Core2 Duo, etc)

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  • Sardonicly

    I had rebooted etc all successfully then it said there were software updates so it updated and at the end of the update it said a kernel panic occurred

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  • matmat

    Where I need to type -v option? After F8 i got a grey menu and no idea where to type it…

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  • Gonzo

    I’ve been having lots of problems at Step 4. This is what ends up happening.

    http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/46004/2608099450102774775S600x600Q85.jpg

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  • Chunyuelam

    thanks!

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  • MrDamienGallagher

    OMG! It works and hear this: my audio works perfectly :P!!! No idea why :S

    Quick reminder!!! Your computers hardware must support “hardware virtualization” !!!!! Otherwise the whole thing aint gonna work.

    Only problem is its slow, any suggestions on how to increase speed of the Mac OS? I chose 1,4 gb ram.

    THX!

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  • Droid0196

    Does anyone know how to fix this? http://pulse.yimg.com/3/Hy1BkIYPtZwxhk2.9V0A5CyFO2xh49CXz2mBgSbUiA–/76/o/_B6K2atPUeQPb_tPD0tipw.jpg

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  • Droid0196

    I need *specific* instructions, please. I have been trying forever to correctly set up my Hackintosh!

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  • Bobby

    Actually, I have OS X ( Leopard-snow) running on AMD computer. It is E-machine ET1352G. It runs under vmbox v4. Everything works fine. The only problem I have is get to see windows.
    Look like the Mac is not limited to Intel after all.

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  • Richard

    AMD system installed fine and after pressing F8 and select boot drive i get a few pages of info running through then it all stops at:

    No SMBIOS replacement found
    Patched DMI table
    NO DSDT replacement found. Leaving ACPI data as is
    Starting Darwin x86

    then nothing. if anyone has any ideas be great to hear them
    thanks

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  • kgrant

    i have tried this about 20 times and i get the same problem.

    i can get the OSX installed into virtualbox but when i try to set up the server it goes clear till the end where it is configuring server admin and then a pop up shows up that says

    “the following actions were failed or not attempted:
    configuring web server defaults,
    configuring server admin
    setting up server”

    Any help???

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  • Pudsoft

    Has anyone experienced problems after performing a software update in Snow Leopard?
    Everything worked fine till restart and now I am only getting to the end of Chameleon saying “Starting Darwin x86″ Then a black screen.

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  • Taimurakmal

    I have Pentium Dual Core T2310 @ 1.46 ghz….1GB RAM……Can i run Mac OS x according to this guide? Reply Soon….PLz anyone..!

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  • http://profiles.google.com/taimurakmal Taimur Akmal

    OK. Now I am stuck in the cmd prompt screen and it says BSD root: disk1s2 , major 14 ,minor 3

    Now what to do?

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  • http://profiles.google.com/taimurakmal Taimur Akmal

    BSD root: major 14, minor 3

    This is the last command and after this it is frozen!

    Any help?

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  • Pankaj454k

    I am new with virtual box software. I tried lot but still i am not able to instal MAC OS X in windows-xp. I tried all given process. MAC installed successfully and after installation i unmounted the cd/dvd device. And i clicked on restart then i am getting blank screen. Then i have closed the virtual box and again started but it is not starting and i am getting below msg on black screen. Please suggest me. I am trying from long time.

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  • :)

    What would cause my network not to work?

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  • http://twitter.com/Mewniverse Zen Cat

    @geeknizer I got all the way to the end, but when I reset it, it brings me to the chameleon screen with the logo below. Did I do something wrong?

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  • mrHackingtosh

    Whats up with the missing pics????

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  • Robert Graham

    This guide did not work for me. On boot it kept giving me this error:
    BSD root: disk1s2, major 14, minor 3

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  • John_kappas

    It didn’t work for me.
    On Step 6. Customizing the Installation
    I had different options.
    Is it possible to have an update on that?
    Thanks

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  • K_jey

    Thanks a lot
    This is working well with my Vaio except the restart function.

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  • Philip_albu

    everything worked up until the boot after the installation.. I did as it said and unmounted the disc before it restarted, but then it just goes to a gray screen… someone please help
    my email: philip_albu@hotmail.com

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  • Steven Ting

    Any way to run VirtualBox in Bootcamp’s Win 7, and have it load the Mac OS? Rather than having to put VirtualBox Mac and then boot Win 7

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  • Pomelo

    I could not figure out how to install it on an intel host without VT/x support. it is always stuck with a GURU_MEDITATION

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  • Rabele

    The pics are still missing

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  • Rabele

    The pics are still missing

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  • Rabele

    The link to the Snow Leopard Osx86 distro ist down too.

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  • Rabele

    The link to the Snow Leopard Osx86 distro ist down too.

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  • Josh Hollingsworth

    I keep getting kernal panic

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001780418227 Jose Javier Flores

    Do i have to use that specific version of virtual box or can i use the newest version?
     

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  • 09behennac

    when you say audio does not work does that mean no audio at all or just no configurable options?

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  • 777777

    Works but need a lot of time to configure that.
    Thanks anyway!

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  • Dehanmathew

    Works great!, Thanks. but instead of snow lepord use ideneb.

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  • Anmar Taweel

    that’s awesome , the guide and the download link we’re very useful :) , thank you so much
    just for the record , it works on the following specifications :

    CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHz Quad Core
    MB : ASUS M5 Series
    RAM : 4GB
    Graphics : Radeon HD 6670
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    VirtualBox Version : 4.1.16

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    • Onekommando

      Hey, I keep getting Kernal Panic, how did you get it to work on your computer?
      My Specs:
      CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 P340 2.2GHz Dual Core
      RAM: 3GB
      Graphics: Mobility Radeon HD 4250
      Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit)
      VirtualBox version: 4.1.18

      Also, it gives me an error in the beginning saying that VT-x is running but not functional, or something like that? Could you help? Thanks.

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  • Onekommando

    This doesn’t work, this was just a waste of Hard Drive space. I keep getting Kernal Panic.

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  • Benjamin

    I keep getting Guru Meditation error

    My specs are:
    Intel Core i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
    4 Gigs of RAM
    64 bit running Windows 7 Home Premium

    I allocated 2 Gigs of RAM to the VM and made Windows only use one core.

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  • Benjamin

    I keep getting Guru Meditation error

    My specs are:
    Intel Core i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
    4 Gigs of RAM
    64 bit running Windows 7 Home Premium

    I allocated 2 Gigs of RAM to the VM and made Windows only use one core.

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  • Alex

    It’s work ! I know it’s an old topic, but i need snow leopard for use xcode 4.2.1 and now i can ! I’m french but I speak english and I understood all tutorial ! Thanks a lot dude :D

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