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The version of VirtualBox which was used for this article and did work at the time with these instructions is VirtualBox You can still download it here. Furthermore, after some testing, it appears that only INTEL based host systems work for these instructions.

Re: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on VirtualBox

Instructions on how to acquire all components are in the video descriptions. Then download the iBoot. Download iBoot. The disk file will only be as large as the aggregate of the data you store in your virtual machine.

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This is optional, but you will always require one drive to have the iBoot. NOTE: Some readers have reported a install screen without any installation destinations available at this stage. Select the Mac Os Extended Journaled format and continue. You can do this by editing your Virtual Machine Properties and checking to make sure the iBoot.

Install & Run Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in a Virtual Machine on top of OS X Lion

After initial boot we should see the screen below. Hit enter to boot the system. This is why I recommend creating to CD Devices. One as your primary containing the IBoot. I suggest not installing the Oracle VM VirtualBox additions since they fail during the install on my version and there is an entire forum dedicated to hackery to get these to work. Machine starts and you will see verbage for a couple of minutes, then you will get to the options screen of the install disk. Select "disk utility". In "disk utility" select the virtual HDD you have for the machine the one at the very top of the list.

Exit disk utility, then select re-install osx. Select your virtual HDD and install. Took fooooorrrrrrrreeeevvvvvveerrrrrrrrr! Said install of 20 min.


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Was more like 45 min. If screen goes white during install, it is just idle screen. Click back in machine window and it should show you current install status. Create acount as you would typically for mac and start using your mac. I can now upgrade my VM to Mavericks currently downloading on the bare metal that i could not upgrade. Listen now.

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Note: only the server version of Snow Leopard is allowed to be virtualized. Virtualizing the non-Server In VirtualBox, create a new virtual machine. Click next. I chose MB. Create a new virtual hard disk, I chose 20 GB of dynamically expanding storage.


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    I'm not having any luck finding the. XML file. I do see VirtualBox. Should I put it there?

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    No luck on that either, just FYI. David that's a bummer. I haven't tried this in a very long time so VirtualBox may have moved on. This works for me.


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    I'm about to abandon it for reasons totally unrelated to VirtualBox, but let's see if I can remember everything I did to get it running: 1 Like the other answer said, start with a rip of an original SL DVD. Mine was My System: iMac Hope that helps! Vickash Vickash 1, 8 8 silver badges 6 6 bronze badges. My Most Embarrassing Mistakes as a Programmer so far.