Can't boot Mac OSx86 from virtualbox Harddrive (.vdi)

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Can't boot Mac OSx86 from virtualbox Harddrive (.vdi)

Postby mehtab » 17. Jun 2010, 00:36

Hi,

I am trying to install Mac OS Snow Leopard(guest OS) on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (host OS) PC. I have AMD processor that supports virtualization (i have double checked it). In order to do so, I have to install Mac OSX86 first and then I can upgrade it with Mac OS Snow Leopard. I learnt this method from one of the most recommended way from online technical forums.

I was successful in installing OSx86 but after the completion the OS doesn't boot from my virtual harddrive (.vdi file). It doesn't boot without ISO file set to my CD-ROM and always goes to installation process. When I check size of my virtual harddrive, it shows that I have some files installed on it and it matches to the OS space required (6.1GB). So, I believe installation works well.

Also, I am aware that after installing OS , I should remove path for ISO file from CD-ROM and instead attach to actual CD-ROM. I have installed and ran many linux OSs before on VirtualBox so I am not new to this.

Thanks for reading and any feedback is appreciated.

PS: if you are willing to know the process I am talking about, please see this link,
http://www.taranfx.com/install-snow-leopard-virtualbox


Cheers,
Bhavin

MOD Edit: Topic moved to Mac OS X Server guests.
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Re: Can't boot Mac OSx86 from virtualbox Harddrive (.vdi)

Postby Technologov » 17. Jun 2010, 22:32

After you have installed Mac OS X, you need to enable VBox EFI and eject CD-ROM.
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Re: Can't boot Mac OSx86 from virtualbox Harddrive (.vdi)

Postby mehtab » 17. Jun 2010, 23:00

@ Technologv: Thanks for the response. I tried one more time and it worked out normally!!! I think it there are some changes in VB3.2.4 version compared to my previous attempts on VB 3.2.2

FYI, previously when I tried on 3.2.2 with EFI option ON, my virtualbox used to crash on me.

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Re: Can't boot Mac OSx86 from virtualbox Harddrive (.vdi)

Postby dmcgraw » 17. Jun 2010, 23:34

Is this running on Mac hardware or non-Mac hardware?
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Re: Can't boot Mac OSx86 from virtualbox Harddrive (.vdi)

Postby Sasquatch » 17. Jun 2010, 23:39

mehtab wrote:I have AMD processor

Apple doesn't use AMD, so you're running on non-supported systems. We won't and can't discuss that here.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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