Thursday, February 25, 2010

run tiger (mac os x 10.4.1) in vmware or virtualbox

I found this article and found it useful, so write it down before I forget.

http://www.aegisryan.com/2005/09/11/simplest-installation-of-mac-osx86-in-vmware/

The guide above is very simple , use p2p to download the vmware image , extract it and launch with vmware , then you will get a running tiger (mac os x 10.4.1). But I try it with vmware player 3.0, the performance is very bad. And also the network card is not working.

Then after google around , I found that virtualbox had better support , so I try it with Virtualbox 3.1.4 Open source edition, the performance much more better and consider usable. Without much more modification , I can start browsing. One trick is you have to press F8 during boot menu and enter : platform=x86pc , otherwise the boot process will hang at acpi detection.

Now have another problem is wanted to update it from version 10.4.1 to 10.4.11 seem no possible , because tiger support intel chip only start from 10.4.4 , so officially there is no updater which can update from 10.4.1 to 10.4.11. Still looking around , hope can find the solution.

The following is the URL to download the update tool from apple.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TA23880?viewlocale=en_US
http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24901



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