Aug 23, 2011
tom

Running Mac OS X on Hyper-V

Question

I have my workstation setup with a Windows Server 2008 running Hyper-V.
Now I really want to install OS X for testing purposes.

Have anyone had any success running Mac OS X in an Hyper-V environment?

Thanks

Answer

As far as I know, Mac OS X (or at least leopard) will not work on a virtual machine without heavy modifications. One attempt was “released” illegally here (no links to actual copyrighted files included).

Mac OS X’s architecture is different and requires EFI emulation among other stuff.

In addition, I believe it’s against the EULA to run Mac OS X on anything but apple hardware (antitrust anyone?).

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