Re: Run virtual Snow Leopard from Lion?
- From: David Morrison <davidmor@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:30:21 +1100
In article <davidmor-4486FD.15374227112011@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
David Morrison <davidmor@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Here's a tricky little gotcha. My MacBook Pro has an i7 processor. This
processor first became supported with OS X 10.6.4. (Also the i5.)
In a VMware virtual machine, it reports the processor as the actual
processor, which 10.6.3 and earlier (including Leopard) will not
recognise. So you have to have a DVD with 10.6.4 or later, or install it
on some other machine, update it to 10.6.4 and bring over the virtual
machine to the i7 computer.
I suspect that Leopard would not work at all. When I tried it, it just
stopped half way through the install, saying 21 minutes left for hours.
Which means that this technique is a short term solution for running
Eudora. As soon as you get a Mac which cannot run 10.5 or 10.6, that's
the end of Eudora. :-(
I just created a virtual machine with Leopard Server on another older
machine, and transported it across to VMware on the MBP. It will not
start at all. The screen starts out with the grey apple in the centre,
but it shortly changes to a circle with a diagonal line across it.
Curiously I was able to install Snow Leopard (client) from a 10.6.0 DVD,
which should not have supported the i7.
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