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shela

shela

Member Since 04 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 21 2017 01:00 AM
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In Topic: How to Install OS X 10.x (Snow Leopard to El Capitan) in VMware Workstation 1...

04 October 2017 - 03:27 AM

@shela,

You can just expand BaseSystem.dmg then replace "Install macOS High.Sierra.app" on the root with the full version (>5 GB).

My CHSI.tool automates the process for creating an High Sierra ISO - see post#30,
CSI.tool for Sierra - see post#13.

If you want to prevent APFS conversion on virtual SSD, you can use "startosinstall" from terminal to set --converttoapfs NO, having booted into the High Sierra ISO installer - post#32.


Many thanks! I will try it.
I am fixing my old creating ISO script supported 10.6 to 10.12 versions.

In Topic: How to Install OS X 10.x (Snow Leopard to El Capitan) in VMware Workstation 1...

03 October 2017 - 04:14 PM

As a result of my holiday work to create 10.13 installation ISOs, i got the following conclusion.

1. Traditional expanding BaseSystem.dmg and copying some packeges of InstallESD.dmg method does not work. OSInstall.mpkg missing or damaged error occurred. I have no idea to solve this problem.

2. Expanding BaseSystem.dmg only, that is online installation method works fine. But it takes extra time to download files while installation.

3. Just like method creating installation USB stick, we can use a sparse image instead of USB stick! Using createinstallmedia command method works fine and needs no extra time to download. But, createinstallmedia command demands specific environment. On 10.7, createinstallmedia command returns error code 139. I think this method is best.

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