install macOS from DMG file?

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install macOS from DMG file?

Postby jason_louisville » 25. Sep 2021, 19:41

Running macOS 10.14.6, VB 6.1.26 r145957, and looking for easiest way to maintain a 32-bit compatible macOS. I am using Mac hardware.

Is VB able to install a macOS from DMG file? Seems like a basic question, but I haven't found a direct answer elsewhere. I see that it's an allowed format with choosing a disk file, but it kept stalling at the UEFI Interactive Shell with the "Shell>" prompt. Log is attached.

Going to try an ISO of Snow Leopard. I got Ubuntu to install from an ISO file, so maybe that's the issue?

Thanks!
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Re: install macOS from DMG file?

Postby scottgus1 » 25. Sep 2021, 19:42

Please check out the stickies in Mac Hosts and Mac Guests.
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Re: install macOS from DMG file?

Postby jason_louisville » 25. Sep 2021, 19:47

scottgus1 wrote:Please check out the stickies in Mac Hosts and Mac Guests.


Yes, I've read through most of them. Is there one that addresses how to install from a DMG file?

I'm using a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. Is there a compatability issue there?
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Re: install macOS from DMG file?

Postby scottgus1 » 25. Sep 2021, 19:55

OK, thanks for looking. I'm no Mac guru, so we'll have to wait until one comes along.

You can web-search with the "site:forums.virtualbox.org" site restrictor added, and you might be able to come across someone who has done this successfully.
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