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July 10th, 2009, 06:20 AM
I have a working OSX 10.4.6 DVD that I am trying to create a virtual image of via VirtualBox OSE. My operating system is Ubuntu 9.04. Has anyone gotten this to work? When I attempt to load the ISO file I get error:

p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } Medium '/home/brian/ISO/Mac OS X Install DVD.iso' is not accessible. Could not access the image file '/home/brian/ISO/Mac OS X Install DVD.iso' (VERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND).

Result Code:
NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
IConsole {e3c6d4a1-a935-47ca-b16d-f9e9c496e53e}

Thank you in advance for any advice, tips, tricks or comments.


July 11th, 2009, 07:02 AM
You can't, since that's virtual hardware, and the DVD installer only recognizes Apple hardware. I even tried bootstrapping it with the famous boot-132 disk, but that doesn't work either, sadly.

Thank goodness you didn't try it directly onto a non-Mac computer, which would have corrupted the MBR! :(

July 11th, 2009, 02:04 PM
I've just been discussing this on IRC.

I am quite sure that OS X simply cannot be virtualised without elaborate technical wizardry. It's possible that someone with that wizardry might give it a go and get it to work under a virtualiser or emulator (probably not VirtualBox), but I doubt that Apple or Sun will help them do it.