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VirtualBox & Mac OS X (On a AMD PC)

Szuch123 620 75 July 6, 2010 at 08:05 AM
I have a 64-bit, Windows 7, AMD PC.

I am trying to use VirtualBox to run Mac OS X, which I have in legitimate form.

My question: Can I use VirtualBox to do this on an AMD based-computer?
I could not find anything to say this would or wouldn't work, but I know that Hackintosh computers require Intels.

Also, when I tried running 64-bit Mac OSX with VirtualBox, I get the error: Unknown4 of Getvar Called

When I tried running 32-bit, it stops at the same point but shows "......." and not the previous error.

The MAIN reason I ask is because I do not want to keep troubleshooting the issue if it is not doable. I have some old PCs around with Intels that I could make Hackintosh, but I wanted to know if that was necessary, since it requires more time.

Thank you in advance.

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have you checked http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki.../Main_Page

also, i think its against apple tos to run mac osx on anything other than mac hardware. people run windows virtual machines on mac computers; not the other way around. the only way i know to work it your requested way is to check the link above and make it boot from bios, not as a virtual machine... again, my knowledge is limited, good luck
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The more I think about it, the more I think you may be right.

I guess I have to make a Hackintosh...
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As long as your AMD has virtualization (AMD-V), you should be able to run OSX in VirtualBox. Check the VirtualBox forums or the OSX86 wiki, you should be able to find some guides. The only ones I found in a quick search were for the older version of VirtualBox, but I'm sure they are out there.
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This is my processor:
http://products.amd.com/en-gb/Des...spx?id=612

It says it does have virtualization, so I will try some more.

My only concern is that VirtualBox said "Mac OSX Server," so does this literally mean a server in the sense I think, or is this just a cute way of saying 'Mac OSX'?
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Quote from Szuch123 View Post :
This is my processor:
http://products.amd.com/en-gb/Des...spx?id=612

It says it does have virtualization, so I will try some more.

My only concern is that VirtualBox said "Mac OSX Server," so does this literally mean a server in the sense I think, or is this just a cute way of saying 'Mac OSX'?
There are two different versions of OS X. The server version is exactly what it sounds like, a server and the license is not cheap relative to regular OS X. If you choose OS X server as the install type then OS X non server should work.
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It may just be my copy of Mac OS X. I may try to return it.

When I run Virtual Box, using Server, I get the following results:

'Running 64-bit Mac OSX with VirtualBox, I get the error: Unknown4 of Getvar Called

Running 32-bit, it stops at the same point but shows "......." and not the previous error.'

Exploring some other options and considering making a Hackintosh. I just wish I could run Mac OS X on a Virtual Machine on my PC.
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Try this tutorial. Worked for me.

http://www.sysprobs.com/mac-os-gu...s-7-32-bit
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