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Authored by: Sven G on Aug 23, '08 01:16:35AM

As I also have Tiger installed on another partition, I tried this hint with Tiger, by creating, from within Leopard, an OS X Server 64-bit raw partition virtual machine with the help of the vmware-rawdiskCreator command-line program (instructions available on the web): indeed, it works, but the VMware Tools don't seem to be Tiger-compatible, as they crash every time (and so I subsequently uninstalled them); thus, sadly, the Tiger VMs screen resolution is also limited at 1024x768, making it much less attractive than a VM with the Tools installed and working.

Anyway, if Apple doesn't change their licensing terms, all this of course is at most only of academic interest and of little practical use.

It would be great if Apple permitted virtualisation also of Mac OS X Client (both Leopard and Tiger, and possibly with VMware Tools for both): it would indeed be a good thing to avoid having to reboot to run Tiger-only legacy apps (see, for example, Photoshop 7, etc.).

Why not, Apple...? ;-) :-)

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Authored by: Sven G on Aug 23, '08 12:12:42PM

... P.S.: If you try this hint with a raw disk VM (see above), be sure to delete the ServerVersion.plist file when you reboot OS X into native mode: otherwise, some system preference panes won't fully work (as OS X probably thinks it's still Server and not Client). Discovered this today: fortunately, it's easily fixed.

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