Can you install OS X into a Parallels VM?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by busta999, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. busta999

    busta999

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    Has anyone tried?

    It would be kinda interesting to have an OS X VM that I could play in without fear that I would break it?

    I'll give it a go and see how far I get.
     
  2. Ankou

    Ankou Guest

    Hello busta999
    Due to Apple license, you can't do what. You can install Mac OS only on Mac.
     
  3. busta999

    busta999

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    Now that's a pity

    Nice idea though
     
  4. Lago di Cuba

    Lago di Cuba Bit Poster

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    I wonder if the FTC would agree? Tie-in agreements are illegal:
    Tie-in sales. The sale of one product on condition that a customer purchase a second product, which the customer may not want or can buy elsewhere at a lower price, is a tie-in.
    Same would apply to MS saying a purchaser of Vista Home can't install it in a VM machine.
    They (Apple and MS) can certainly say they won't support such a configuration, but I wonder whether they can, legally, prevent it?
     
  5. w7ox

    w7ox

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    Umm .. but the computer *is* a Mac or Parallels would not run on it.

    I think his question was "is it possible?". Can't imagine why anyone would want to do it.

    Phil
     
  6. j0390

    j0390

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    This would be handy for developers that want different versions of the OS running 10.4.6/7/8/9 and 10 for eg. or for testing out Leopard I guess.

    pearPC is a PPC emulator that can run OS X on Windows, I posted the same message as the OP somewhere else because I had seen this and wondered if there was something similar for Intel builds of Mac OS.
     

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