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  1. Run Vanilla OS X El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave in VirtualBox 5.x.x on a Windows Host Following on from my previous guide on how to create a VMware virtual machine running Vanilla OS X El Capitan in Windows, I’ve decided to write a similar guide for creating a VirtualBox El Capitan VM. The virtual machine should be useful for testing El Capitan and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh. There are other tutorials and videos on the net about running OS X on Windows machines using pre-made VMDK disk images but you can never guarantee what else is in there…. I’ve gathered info for this guide from several threads in the Multibooting and Virtualisation section of this forum and also the wider internet eg @colt2 HOW TO: Create a bootable El Capitan ISO for VMware @dsmccombs comment on faking Ivybridge Processor @E:V:A http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=55572430&postcount=6 @Tech Reviews video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7X07U63lwg. VirtualBox Forum: Status of OSX on OSX Requirements Intel PC with four or more CPU cores running Windows 7 X64 or later OS (2 or more cores needed for OS X) 4GB or more RAM (2GB or more will be needed for OS X) Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine Oracle VM VirtualBox v 5.0.34 Install OS X El Capitan app and Mac or Hack to prepare installation iso <-- Now, no longer necessary to have previous access to a Mac or Hack by building the Installer.app from scratch - see post#75 16GB or larger exFAT formatted USB stick to transfer El Capitan iso from Mac/Hack to Host PC Prepare Installation ISO on your Mac or Hack 1. On your Mac or Hack, download "Install OS X El Capitan.app" from the App Store into your Applications folder. 2. Download and unzip the CECI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes. Note: you will need approx 16GB of free space on your hard disk for the script to complete. 3. Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script: cd downloads chmod +x CECI.tool ./CECI.tool 4. At the end of the process, you will have an El Capitan iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later. Create an El Capitan Virtual Machine in VirtualBox 1. Open the VirtualBox program and click the "New" button to create a new VM. 2. Select Mac OS X and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64 -bit) for Operating System type and version. I named my Virtual Machine "El_Capitan", then clicked next... 3. Leave the Memory size at the recommended 2048 MB, then click next. 4. Choose to "Create a virtual hard disk now", then click the create button. 5. For the hard disk file type, the default is VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) but I have selected VMDK for inter-operability with VMWare. Click next... 6. For Storage on physical hard disk, I have chosen the default Dynamically allocated (grows larger to a set limit as you need more disk space). 7. On the File location and size screen, you can set the location of the new virtual hard disk and its size - I recommend changing disk size to 40GB or larger. When you click the create button, you will now see your new VM in the VirtualBox main GUI. 8. Click the settings button on the Main Menu to tweak a few settings.... a. On the System/Motherboard tab in Boot Order, you can uncheck the Floppy Drive (who has these now?) b. On the System/Processor tab, you can increase the allocated CPU cores to 2 c. On the Display tab, you can increase the allocated Video Memory to 128MB d. On the Storage tab, click on the icon of the Optical Drive and select "Choose Virtual Optical Disk File". Navigate and select the El Capitan ISO we created earlier... e. Click the OK button to finalise the VM settings. Patch El Capitan vbox configuration file with DMI Settings from a Mac 1. From the start menu, type cmd and click run as administrator to open an administrative command prompt. 2. Choose a Mac Model similar to your host system, then type the following lines, followed by <enter> after each line. Make sure you first close all VirtualBox Windows and the VirtualBox program, otherwise any changes you make won't stick... Eg iMac11,3 cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F2238BAE" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 MacBookPro11,3 cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "MacBookPro11,3" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 Macmini6,2 cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "Macmini6,2" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F65AE981FFA204ED" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 3. Optional- For some host systems eg those with Haswell and newer CPUs, you might have to spoof an older CPU to avoid VirtualBox errors. You can try from one of the following if this happens: To spoof Lynnfield i5 750 CPU VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 06100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff To spoof IvyBridge CPU VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 04100800 7fbae3ff bfebfbff or VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 00020800 80000201 178bfbff 4. Close the command prompt window. Installation of El Capitan We are now ready to start the El_Capitan Virtual Machine.... Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer: 1. Select language, agree to legal terms 2. Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended. I named my drive "Macintosh HD" but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan. 3. Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on. 4. After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete. At this point, unmount the El Capitan ISO by clicking the Devices menu from the VM window, click Optical Drives, then choose Remove disk from virtual drive. The VM is now ready to reboot into OS X from the virtual hard drive. 5. At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout. You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish… 6. Create a User Account and select your Time Zone. You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple…. 7. Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop. 8. Network/internet and audio should work OOB but on my system, the sounds were distorted. Unfortunately, there is no QE/CI and the VM resolution will be fixed without the ability to dynamically resize the VM window (no VirtualBox additions for OS X guests atm). Customization with VBoxManage 1. You can change the default resolution of 1024*768 (after shutting down the VM) with the VBoxManage command from the Windows Administrative Command Prompt: cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode N (Where N can be one of 0,1,2,3,4,5) referring to the 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1920x1200 screen resolution respectively. Update: For VirtualBox 5.2.x, the command for changing screen resolution has changed... VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution XxY (where X=Horizontal screen resolution, Y=Vertical screen resolution) eg VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1280x1024 2. Adding serials and other SMBIOS details for the System Information Screen VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemSerial" "W8#######B6" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardSerial" "W8#########1A" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor" "Apple Inc." VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemFamily" "iMac" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion" "IM112.0057.03B" A listing of known issues with Mac OS X guests can be found in the VirtualBox Manual - link https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch14.html. Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite, Snow Leopard from Retail DVD The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite . Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware. With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop cd downloads chmod +x CMI.tool ./CMI.tool To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop cd downloads chmod +x CYI.tool ./CYI.tool Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5... Finally, those without a Mac/Hack to prepare the install media can purchase a retail Snow Leopard DVD directly from Apple and install OSX 10.6.3 on their virtual machines (Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion run quite happily in VirtualBox with 1 CPU, 1-2 GB of RAM and the rest of the settings unchanged from above). Once you update by combo update to SL 10.6.8, you can directly download El Capitan from the App Store for free . UPDATE macOS Sierra 10.12 to 10.12.6: For macOS Sierra, use CSI.tool in post#51. UPDATE macOS High Sierra 17A365: For macOS High Sierra, use CHSI.tool in post#73. UPDATE macOS Mojave Beta: For macOS Mojave Beta, use CMJI.tool on page 4 of thread. Good luck and enjoy CECI.tool.zip CYI.tool.zip CMI.tool.zip
  2. Hello, I am attempting to setup a Virtual Machine for Mac Os Sierra and I am having some trouble setting up the operating system to boot on VMware. I had already tried CPU masking which made the kernel panic on the picture and without says the CPU is Disable by the Guest Operating System. I had tried researching this problem but everything dates back to Snow Leopard or it does not work for me. Specs: Intel Q6600 4 Gbs Ram P5G41T-M LX PLUS Motherboard GTX 1050 Ti Vmx file:
  3. Come da titolo, non riesco ad avviarlo in virtual machine, usando VMWare Player, opportunatamente patchato (con l'Unlocker) per permettere l'avvio di OS X. Il problema è il seguente: VMWare avvia OSX, dopo 1-2 dall'apparizione del logo Apple, VMWare si chiude improvvisamente e senza preavvisi di crash o roba varia. Ho provato cambiando i settaggi della CPU (la mia è una AMD Phenom X3 però supporta alla perfezione la virtualizzazione hardware) e della RAM della virtual machine, ottenendo un altro risultato: dopo 5-6 secondi dall'avvio, la 'CPU guest' viene disabilitata e quindi l'avvio del sistema non si rende possibile. Anyone disponibile ad aiutarmi?
  4. Hi - been working on getting an upgrade together for my current workstation. Not having a huge budget and needing as much bang for buck I want to keep as much as possible and replace as little as possible (red goes, green stays): Asus P5Q Pro Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.83GHz 12MB-cache (1333FSB) Processor OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-8500C5 1066MHz Dual Channel Platinum Series DDR2 NVidia GeForce 8800 GTX Samsung 830 128 GB SSD Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM 2 - Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 2 - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA-II Lian-Li PC-B25B Aluminium Midi-Tower - Black (No PSU) Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/LGA775) Samsung SH-S223F/BEBE 22x DVDąRW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM Noctua NF-S12 800RPM 120mm Silent Case Fan - 3 Pin Hiper 630W HPU-4M630 SLi Certified PSU The new hardware that I am so far gravitating towards is as follows: Supermicro X9SRA Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 2 x Kingston ValueRAM - ECC Memory - 16 GB - DIMM AMD FirePro V4900 Professional Graphics Supermicro SNK-P0050AP4 - Cooler I would use a number of VM's for development purposes (using RHEL, Windows Server for work) and then ML as my everyday machine (photo editing with Aperture, web surfing, a little video editing). With little experience on the VMware ESX side any feedback would be most appreciated; specifically around how to get sound the ALC889 working in ML - would it be possible to do iopath/passthrough with sound ? I have seen evidence of the V4900 GPU working being passed through to VM from ESX here: https://docs.google....d1alRUTlE#gid=0 and working in ML here: http://www.insanelym...00#entry1897975 Finally wireless; I am currently using a Linksys WMP300N - would passthrough be possible here. I suspect not from what I have read plus only two passthroughs are allowed per VM. Otherwise I would be going with this a WUMC710. Advice would be most appreciated.
  5. I'm running Ubuntu 11 and have Lion installed to a vmdk and running in VirtualBox. I have an unformatted 30gb partition that I want to move the installation to. How can I format that partition HFS+ and copy the contents of my vmdk to it? The main step is to dd something to that partition, right? A couple of caveats: I don't have a USB flash drive to help. I do have an install DVD with Chameleon on it, but it won't get further than the bootloader. But if, for now, I need it for now to actually boot from that partition, that's OK. Thanks for your wisdom!
  6. MickeyGP1378

    Can't boot into Hard Drive after Installation

    (sorry for my bad english, i speak spanish ) Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and I'm also new in the Hackintosh (OSx86) world. I tried to install OS X 10.10.1 on VMware Workstation Pro 12 with my AMD PC. Specs: AMD FX-8300 Eight-Core Processor 3.30GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 (Gigabyte) x2 Kingston FURY HyperX 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (a.k.a 16GB) Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P AM3+ Socket Motherboard When I tried to install it, I ran in some problems such as: - Booting into CD drive (ISO) without flags = "The CPU has been disabled by the guest system" - Booting into CD drive (ISO) with /amd flag = Kernel panic - Booting into CD drive (ISO) with /amd1 flag = Success - Booting into CD drive (ISO) with /amd2 flag = Success - Booting into CD drive (ISO) with /amd32 flag = Kernel panic - Booting into CD drive (ISO) with /amd64 flag = Kernel panic I installed OS X with the /amd2 flag, everything normal, until it froze when it was in "2 minutes remaining". I decided to restart it, but I cannot boot into the hard drive because there is no /amd1 or /amd2 flag anymore. I searched "AMD Kernel for OS X 10.10.1" in Google without having any idea on how to install it. But anyways, hope you guys can help me
  7. Salve ragazzi, ho un notebook con le seguenti specifiche (Acer Aspire 7552G): - CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 N830 2.10GHz - RAM: 4GB DDR3 - GPU: Ati Mobility Radeon HD5650 1GB Come posso procedere per installare Mountain Lion su VM? VirtualBox o Vmware? Tempo fa provai Virtualbox ma fu un fallimento perché dava boot loop (stavo provando Niresh).
  8. Hello Forums, Ive noticed alot of good guides to install Lion but i would really like to accomplish this using a virtual machine not a new partition on my HD. I follow this guide http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/02/lion-virtualbox.html but during the install it gives an error. My laptop is a windows 7 Dell™ XPS™ L701X 6gigs ram, i7 ,64 bit. Would like if anyone could give a little insight. Thank you
  9. So I installed hackintosh (iATKOS) on a VM, and now it doesn't boot. My host is AMD, but during the installation, it crashed the first time, then went all the way through the second run. I'm guessing, "waiting for root device" means it can't see the hard drive partition? Or is this due to something missing, from the installation? Any ideas? Thanks in advance
  10. Hi everyone! this is my first post on the insanelymac forum! I'm trying to get mavericks running in virtualbox on a lubuntu host. My machine is an intel core i3 laptop with 4gb ram (3.6 usable) and so it struggles a bit. The problem is that even with 2984mb of ram given to the VM (bearing in mind lubuntu only needs a few hundred MB ram to run) it has periods of about 5 minutes where OS X will be unusably slow and even the mouse will only move in small jumps every 2 seconds. Then it will return to normal for 5 minutes and then it will go back to dead slow. This even happens when it's just on the desktop, doing little else. I'm considering adding more ram to make it 8gb to try and fix this problem, however, my other option is to take the HDD (80gb 5400rpm sata) from my old laptop and attach it via a usb 3 port to my i3 laptop. Then install a proper hackintosh on there (keeping my 4gb ram) instead of running a virtual machine with 8gb. (Btw. don't want to install OS X on my i3 laptop's hard drive because it's not actually mine and I don't want to mess it up). So which option would you recommend? I could do both but I'd rather just do one. Thank you!
  11. Despite my setting the video memory in Virtualbox to the maximum, at 128MB, my Mountain Lion VM only shows in the System Profiler as supporting 5MB of video memory, and whatever I do I can't seem to get it to actually support 128MB in practice. After doing a lot of research, I believe this is what's causing Mountain Lion's graphics to be really laggy. Window minimizing and maximizing from the dock is choppy, and the dock magnification is flickering as well. Flash player objects and Top Sites in Safari also flash and stutter with lots of white. The Applications folder, which I've placed in the dock, is jerky when it opens. Launchpad is barely usable. I've tried searching around the internet for answers -- specifically for Mountain Lion virtual machine installs -- but I can't find anything useful. For what it's worth, I have an Acer Aspire V3-771G-9875, equipped with Intel Core i7-3610qm quad core processor and Intel HD4000 integrated graphics + NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. I also have Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and 10.6.8 (clone + update) installed as virtual machines on Virtualbox. 10.6.2's System Profiler shows up correctly as supporting 128MB of VRAM, but the updated clone (10.6.8) only shows up as supporting 3MB of VRAM. However, it doesn't matter as much to me, since Snow Leopard runs smoothly as a VM either way.) As for the sluggish Mountain Lion VM, does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix it? Thanks.
  12. Hey guys, probably stupid question as I'm complete noob but how can I create a virtual machine running Mavericks without having an OS X device? I've been through many tutorials and guides but they already expect me to have one so is there any way to go around this issue or do I have to buy it even if I only need to set up a virtual machine? My specs: AMD fx 8350 GeForce Nvidia 9800gtx+ 4gb ram
  13. I'm currently running my VM on OSX 10.8.3 and I have fully spoofed my machine as a legitimate Macbook Pro (with Chameleon Wizard), with an Applecare covered retina display serial number. I can successfully use iCloud, but when I try to use iMessage it asks me to contact apple support. If someone could help me out that would be great, thanks! I used this guide to spoof my VM.