Everybody likes to work with Mac OS X on a normal calculator without buying the Mac Hardware. If you are one of them, you reached the compensate space. This article explains how to install Mac OS X 10.5.5 Leopard on VirtualBox. We do not need to buy any extra hardware or software for this aim. This method is only for testing purpose. Do not use as a permanent wave and product solution. Mac OS X 10.5.5 facility DVD is not required and this method will work with AMD and Intel central processing unit X 86 computers american samoa well. If you like to try this VMware preinstalled picture on VMware workstation, try this method which we published earlier. Working Leopard VM

I wanted to try the lapp Mac OS X visualize on VirtualBox but faced below two issues. 1) The VMware Image did not boot. 2) Mac OS X admin password did not work once it booted. I will be explaining how to fix the above issues and install by rights in the below steps .

Note: This position primitively published back in year 2010 with the older version of VirtualBox and macOS. If you have the latest computer hardware, VirtualBox and macOS, then you can find the update guides in our this foliate .

Required Products for Mac OS X 10.5.5 installation.

  1. Oracle VirtualBox
  2. Mac OS X 10.5.5 VMware image
  3. Intel and AMD processor virtualization utility

Installation Steps

1) Download the Mac OS X VMware visualize hera. ( it ’ s a torrent download & size is approx 1.9 GB ) 2) Extract the downloaded picture by WinRar. 3) now, Open VirtualBox. Create a newfangled virtual car with the following shape. operate System – BSD Version – FreeBSD MotherBoard Extended Features – Select Enable IO APIC, Processor Extended Features – Select Enable PAE/NX Acceleration Hardware Virtualization – Select Enable VT-x/AMD-V If you can ’ t see Acceleration tab under system settings, it means hardware virtualization is not enabled on motherboard BIOS. This Mac OS X VMware visualize works only with hardware virtualization enabled computers. Allocate memory – Minimum 1GB Hard disk – Select Existing hard disk and add extracted Mac OS X VMDK file. You can see the hard phonograph record size as 30GB. When adding the Mac VMDK file, attach as ICH6 or PIIX4 merely. If you select PIIX3, Mac will hang with booting screen.

Read more here how to add vmdk files in VirtualBox as a intemperate magnetic disk. 4) here we go ; we are ready to start Mac 10.5 VM. Don ’ thymine start the virtual machine, because it will not work now. After configured following settings, close VirtualBox application completely and change the XML file. Add the string mentioned in the below pace. 5) VirtualBox creates and saves virtual machine ’ mho configurations in an XML file. Normally location is user profile – > .Virtualbox – > machines – > machine diagnose. Edit the XML file and add My Mac OS X XML file looks like below, If you are facing difficulty to start Mac OS X after above changes, open the XML charge and make surely the add line exists. Because sometimes when the VirtualBox services are running, the XML change will not be saved properly. 6) If the Mac OS virtual machine booting screen stuck as below, I ’ m certain something wrong with hardware virtualization. 7) Mac admin password with for Mac OS X Vmware picture is Xelabo, as hinted below. 8) immediately start the virtual machine, I ’ molarity surely you can see a working Mac OS X 10.5.5 leopard on VirtualBox. 9) As you could see in the above filmdom, the network is working fine within the visualize. I can ping to my server Windows calculator from Mac OS X. I set up ‘Host-only’ network. To use this method acting, the hardware virtualization in BIOS and Acceleration Hardware Virtualization – Enable VT-x/AMD-V in VirtualBox should be enabled. You can verify the enable hardware virtualization in motherboard BIOS here. That ’ s it. Installation is done. unfortunately, we can ’ t install the VirtualBox guest additions or change the screen resolutions .

Problems and Solutions

I demonstrated these facility steps on my personal computer which was with the watch shape ( Remember : it was done in 2010 ) .

  • Intel Core2duo 2.66GHz
  • 3GB RAM
  • P35 Intel Chipset.

If the VM stuck with Mac logo (without loading arrows), then check the follow settings.

  1. Enable IO APIC and VT-x
  2. Enable PAE/NX, make processors numbers 1
  3. You can Try Enabling Nested Paging. (it worked for me without enabling it, but one user said it worked for him after enabled)
  4. IDE Controller ICH6
  5. Close VirtualBox completely and open the XML file to make sure extra string is there.
  6. Still, it hangs? Shutdown the virtual machine and restart several times. It will work (Don’t ask me why).

If stuck with Mac logo (with loading arrows), then check the surveil settings

  1. Enable VT-x
  2. Check BIOS whether hardware virtualization is enabled.
  3. Run virtualization detecting tools to make sure that host OS is detecting hardware virtualization. Because in some PCs, even when VT is enabled in BIOS the OS will not detect.
  4. Close VirtualBox completely and check the XML.

As this guide was done with the older versions, you can use the same VMware preinstalled image of Mac OS 10.5.5 without modifying ting the XML charge on latest oracle VirtualBox. It is better to virtualize and use the latest translation of macOS quite than trying 10-year-old intersection except you have some specific cause for that .

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