Snow Leopard on a 2017 5K iMac (High Sierra)

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Snow Leopard on a 2017 5K iMac (High Sierra)

Postby untmdsprt » 17. Feb 2019, 01:35

This has been annoying me for the past day or two.

I have a legit Snow Leopard DVD that I paid for to upgrade a 2007 MacBook when Snow Leopard was the latest OS. I now have a 2017 iMac with High Sierra in which I want to install Snow Leopard using Virtualbox. I'm currently getting the "can't find root something" error.

How do I get past this so I can get Snow Leopard installed? I'm using v6 of Virtualbox. Do I need an older version of this or do I need to enter in some command in the terminal to trick something? All the research I've done so far has proven futile as I still can't get it installed.
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Re: Snow Leopard on a 2017 5K iMac (High Sierra)

Postby socratis » 17. Feb 2019, 02:42

Are you using the actual DVD or you created an ISO from it? What doess that DVD "look" like? Does it say update, upgrade, does it have a part number and/or version on it? Did it come with a specific MacBook model?

Another thing to make sure of, is to enter the following command in the Terminal, of course while the VM is completely shut down:

    VBoxManage modifyvm "<VM name>" --cpu-profile "Intel Core i7-6700K"
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Re: Snow Leopard on a 2017 5K iMac (High Sierra)

Postby untmdsprt » 17. Feb 2019, 04:21

It's a full retail version that says Install DVD, part #2Z691-6428-A. Did not come with a computer but bought separately.

Since my iMac doesn't have a DVD player built in, I've had to use remote disk and use my PC's drive and disk utility to create a dmg file.

I did do the terminal command and still didn't help.
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Re: Snow Leopard on a 2017 5K iMac (High Sierra)

Postby socratis » 17. Feb 2019, 05:34

untmdsprt wrote:I've had to use remote disk and use my PC's drive and disk utility to create a dmg file.
That maybe part of the problem, the creation of the ISO/DMG. Maybe you didn't image the whole disk, but only a partition. I have somewhere in my attic the original 10.6.2 DVDs, I need to track them down.

Can you do me a favor and go to the top level of the DVD, and do a:

    ls -alR > lsalR.txt
then ZIP that resulting "lsalR.txt" and attach it here?
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Re: Snow Leopard on a 2017 5K iMac (High Sierra)

Postby untmdsprt » 18. Feb 2019, 21:34

Welp, even if I could get Snow Leopard running, the old games I was wanting to play for the heck of it requires a PowerPC Mac. I'm not even sure Snow Leopard even supported that or if I had to go older.

Unless by some chance my old G4 still works I doubt I'll be doing anything with them except put them in a museum.
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Re: Snow Leopard on a 2017 5K iMac (High Sierra)

Postby socratis » 18. Feb 2019, 21:36

Or you can send them to me! I still have a PowerBook G4 and a PowerMac G5 running ;)
What games are we talking about? And can't Rosetta in 10.6 help you out?
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