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Is it possible to create a Mac virtual machine on a Mac?
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ph0ust
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Mar 22, 2010, 05:38 PM
 
hi. is it possible to run a mac vm on a mac (e.g. thus making a single mac operate as if it were two macs)? i can't tell if parallels or vmware let you install another instance of os x on a mac already running os x. thanks.
     
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Mar 22, 2010, 05:44 PM
 
Yes but the VM can only be Mac OS X Server 10.5 or above.
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Mar 22, 2010, 05:51 PM
 
so i can create a vm of os x server (10.5 or above), but not normal old 10.5 (non-server)?
     
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Mar 22, 2010, 05:54 PM
 
Right, Apple doesn't permit the client OS to be used in a VM. Both VMWare and Parallels have checks to make sure you're only using Server in the VM. If you're dead set on using client, then you can probably find hacks online.
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Mar 22, 2010, 06:18 PM
 
damn.

thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
   
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