So I registered on the forums mainly (for now ) to ask about installing an older version of OSX on a virtual machine. Here is what I have so far (running in Win7 x64 Home Premium on an Intel i3 (Laptop is the Acer Aspire 5750 if more is needed):
Mac OS X Install DVD (version 10.5.6)
From what I have fathomed, I will probably need some kind of bootable GUI frontend loader to run before the installation of the CD, however I have been unable to find one for 10.5.6 in my travels (have found something on 10.5.1 but it then jumps to 10.6, which I tried and doesnt work - also, had a search on here, but is quite limiting as whenever I try to search for 10.5.6 specifically, the search strips out the "."'s which is no use whatsoever!).
Have made sure all settings are correct in VBox (watched a few youtube videos of people setting up OSX versions so know about knocking off things like EFI and one video suggested setting everything as IDE (not sure why as have no sound, but there cant be any harm in it!)
Also, many seem to recommend ripping the Retail DVD to ISO. Could do that, but is it necessary?
If you could wrap me up in cotton wool with your answers, it would be appreciated, given I have little to no knowledge of Macs or Hackintosh processes (this is my first attempt at installing anything other than Windows or Linux to a VM or PC)
Main reason I need it is to access some PowerPC applications that contain files that I need to access (for now just that anyway) but will be good to learn some of the processes behind it as well for future... always good to learn new things!
Cheers in advance