VMWare OSx



  • I downloaded OSx VM but its not loading and seems stuck at 90% bar. Is there a way to fix it?



  • @nvila said in VMWare OSx:

    I downloaded OSx VM but its not loading and seems stuck at 90% bar. Is there a way to fix it?

    There is no such product. can you clarify what you are doing?

    But generally, just let it sit there until it finishes or cancel and try again.



  • More information would be needed. Do you mean ESXi Free?



  • I think he's attempting to create a VM of Apples OS X on ESXi, and it's stuck at completing the installation.



  • Which if he is, he may be out of compliance with Apple. As you must use Apple Branded hardware to virtualize their OS. At least according to this.

    Not that he isn't use an Apple branded system....



  • @DustinB3403 said in VMWare OSx:

    I think he's attempting to create a VM of Apples OS X on ESXi, and it's stuck at completing the installation.

    Oh, maybe.



  • @DustinB3403 said in VMWare OSx:

    Which if he is, he may be out of compliance with Apple. As you must use Apple Branded hardware to virtualize their OS. At least according to this.

    Not that he isn't use an Apple branded system....

    Yes, at this point we would just assume ESXi (or Fusion) on Apple hardware in that case.



  • i'm using VMware workstation to run an OSx i downloaded but it didnt continue loading. I'm not installing but its actually a VM machine.



  • Where did you get an Apple VM from? I'm guessing it's probably not legal. 😛

    Are you trying to run it on VMWare workstation on a MAC? or on Windows?



  • @nvila said in VMWare OSx:

    i'm using VMware workstation to run an OSx i downloaded but it didnt continue loading. I'm not installing but its actually a VM machine.

    I don't think that there can be a legit OSX machine. Not sure how licensing works for OSX images, but that seems like a high chance of being a counterfit image, and could easily be corrupt or malware or something. The issue is likely with the image.



  • @Dashrender said in VMWare OSx:

    Where did you get an Apple VM from? I'm guessing it's probably not legal. 😛

    Are you trying to run it on VMWare workstation on a MAC? or on Windows?

    Mac not MAC. MAC is an abbreviation. And running it on Windows is fine.

    Once on VMware Workstation, it doesn't care what OS is under VMware Workstation. That is totally abstracted. This is almost definitely an issue with the image itself.



  • It definitely seems possible from articles on the Interwebs.

    Though the OS source comes from Apple itself. So it should be OK.

    Not speaking to the legality of it, of course.



  • @BRRABill said in VMWare OSx:

    It definitely seems possible from articles on the Interwebs.

    It is.....I had one running to just see what OSX was all about used it for 2 days didn't like it (too used to windows i guess)



  • @BRRABill said in VMWare OSx:

    It definitely seems possible from articles on the Interwebs.

    Though the OS source comes from Apple itself. So it should be OK.

    Not speaking to the legality of it, of course.

    Apple provides an IMAGE of the OS?



  • not apple, but p1r9t3 bay does.



  • @nvila said in VMWare OSx:

    not apple, but p1r9t3 bay does.

    That might be the issue. Not the bay, but that it is just a random homemade image. My guess is that the image is bad. Without a way to verify it, I think that that is the most likely option.



  • Hi its working now, i re-download from sadeempc . com. Hopefully this is good for practicing as i dont have macbook.



  • @nvila said in VMWare OSx:

    Hi its working now, i re-download from sadeempc . com. Hopefully this is good for practicing as i dont have macbook.

    So I was right, it was an image problem?



  • @scottalanmiller said in VMWare OSx:

    @nvila said in VMWare OSx:

    Hi its working now, i re-download from sadeempc . com. Hopefully this is good for practicing as i dont have macbook.

    So I was right, it was an image problem?

    Likely just an issue with the downloaded file, not persay with the image. Has he said he "re-downloaded the file"



  • @DustinB3403 said in VMWare OSx:

    @scottalanmiller said in VMWare OSx:

    @nvila said in VMWare OSx:

    Hi its working now, i re-download from sadeempc . com. Hopefully this is good for practicing as i dont have macbook.

    So I was right, it was an image problem?

    Likely just an issue with the downloaded file, not persay with the image. Has he said he "re-downloaded the file"

    One was a random torrent from a torrent site and the other is an image from a site that provides questionable downloads.

    Highly unlikely it was the same image file.

    So no, he did not likely re-download the same file.

    So yes, it was likely a problem with the image.



  • I am curious why you would want to run OSX in a VM anyway?

    What advantages does OSX give you over Windows or Linux Distros other than the obvious video or music editing which probably isn't ideal in a VM anyway?



  • @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    I am curious why you would want to run OSX in a VM anyway?

    What advantages does OSX give you over Windows or Linux Distros other than the obvious video or music editing which probably isn't ideal in a VM anyway?

    He said a couple posts up that he hopes it was good for learning. So maybe self education.



  • @JaredBusch said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    I am curious why you would want to run OSX in a VM anyway?

    What advantages does OSX give you over Windows or Linux Distros other than the obvious video or music editing which probably isn't ideal in a VM anyway?

    He said a couple posts up that he hopes it was good for learning. So maybe self education.

    In the IT field, that would be the last OS I would be interested in learning. Especially if your company doesn't have any so you have to download a poorly made image.



  • @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @JaredBusch said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    I am curious why you would want to run OSX in a VM anyway?

    What advantages does OSX give you over Windows or Linux Distros other than the obvious video or music editing which probably isn't ideal in a VM anyway?

    He said a couple posts up that he hopes it was good for learning. So maybe self education.

    In the IT field, that would be the last OS I would be interested in learning. Especially if your company doesn't have any so you have to download a poorly made image.

    Depend what kind of support and IT you are interested in. Lots of people work in OSX support areas.



  • @scottalanmiller said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @JaredBusch said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    I am curious why you would want to run OSX in a VM anyway?

    What advantages does OSX give you over Windows or Linux Distros other than the obvious video or music editing which probably isn't ideal in a VM anyway?

    He said a couple posts up that he hopes it was good for learning. So maybe self education.

    In the IT field, that would be the last OS I would be interested in learning. Especially if your company doesn't have any so you have to download a poorly made image.

    Depend what kind of support and IT you are interested in. Lots of people work in OSX support areas.

    I have yet to meet one in person. Maybe it's an east coast thing. Macs seems to be much more popular in business on the west coast.



  • @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @scottalanmiller said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @JaredBusch said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    I am curious why you would want to run OSX in a VM anyway?

    What advantages does OSX give you over Windows or Linux Distros other than the obvious video or music editing which probably isn't ideal in a VM anyway?

    He said a couple posts up that he hopes it was good for learning. So maybe self education.

    In the IT field, that would be the last OS I would be interested in learning. Especially if your company doesn't have any so you have to download a poorly made image.

    Depend what kind of support and IT you are interested in. Lots of people work in OSX support areas.

    I have yet to meet one in person. Maybe it's an east coast thing. Macs seems to be much more popular in business on the west coast.

    My both my previous and my current employer deal with Macs... [but both are higher ed]



  • @dafyre said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @scottalanmiller said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @JaredBusch said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    I am curious why you would want to run OSX in a VM anyway?

    What advantages does OSX give you over Windows or Linux Distros other than the obvious video or music editing which probably isn't ideal in a VM anyway?

    He said a couple posts up that he hopes it was good for learning. So maybe self education.

    In the IT field, that would be the last OS I would be interested in learning. Especially if your company doesn't have any so you have to download a poorly made image.

    Depend what kind of support and IT you are interested in. Lots of people work in OSX support areas.

    I have yet to meet one in person. Maybe it's an east coast thing. Macs seems to be much more popular in business on the west coast.

    My both my previous and my current employer deal with Macs... [but both are higher ed]

    Did they hire a specific tech for Macs?



  • @scottalanmiller said in VMWare OSx:

    @nvila said in VMWare OSx:

    i'm using VMware workstation to run an OSx i downloaded but it didnt continue loading. I'm not installing but its actually a VM machine.

    I don't think that there can be a legit OSX machine. Not sure how licensing works for OSX images, but that seems like a high chance of being a counterfit image, and could easily be corrupt or malware or something. The issue is likely with the image.

    They make the compliance extremely simple. You can either get it from the Mac App Store with a machine already running OSX (recommended), or like a Linux distro (since the OS is now free), you can torrent it (just not recommended since you can get a validated copy from the App Store).

    After you download it, the host that you run the VM on must be Apple hardware. They are completely inflexible and very clear on that one.



  • @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @scottalanmiller said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @JaredBusch said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    I am curious why you would want to run OSX in a VM anyway?

    What advantages does OSX give you over Windows or Linux Distros other than the obvious video or music editing which probably isn't ideal in a VM anyway?

    He said a couple posts up that he hopes it was good for learning. So maybe self education.

    In the IT field, that would be the last OS I would be interested in learning. Especially if your company doesn't have any so you have to download a poorly made image.

    Depend what kind of support and IT you are interested in. Lots of people work in OSX support areas.

    I have yet to meet one in person. Maybe it's an east coast thing. Macs seems to be much more popular in business on the west coast.

    Is that how I avoid OSX in the work place? Just move to the east coast? 😃



  • @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @dafyre said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @scottalanmiller said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    @JaredBusch said in VMWare OSx:

    @IRJ said in VMWare OSx:

    I am curious why you would want to run OSX in a VM anyway?

    What advantages does OSX give you over Windows or Linux Distros other than the obvious video or music editing which probably isn't ideal in a VM anyway?

    He said a couple posts up that he hopes it was good for learning. So maybe self education.

    In the IT field, that would be the last OS I would be interested in learning. Especially if your company doesn't have any so you have to download a poorly made image.

    Depend what kind of support and IT you are interested in. Lots of people work in OSX support areas.

    I have yet to meet one in person. Maybe it's an east coast thing. Macs seems to be much more popular in business on the west coast.

    My both my previous and my current employer deal with Macs... [but both are higher ed]

    Did they hire a specific tech for Macs?

    Nope. All the techs were at least somewhat familiar with Macs when they started. Some of them got increasingly familiar with Macs... and the others...just pawned Mac tickets off on the folks that knew Mac, ha ha.


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