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10.6 Virtualize machine-specific OS X Server in Fusion
Authored by: kaih on Dec 21, '10 12:29:16AM

The other way to do it is to make a read/write disk image of the install disk and edit one of the files in Mac OS X Server Install Disc/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg using the Flat Package Editor from the Developer Tools.

Find and extract the Distribution file using the flat package editor and comment out or delete the sections that check for specific machines in the script.

Save the Distribution file back into the flat package, save the flat package to the disk image and boot the installer.

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10.6 Virtualize machine-specific OS X Server in Fusion
Authored by: Sven G on Dec 21, '10 02:50:07AM

BTW, have you actually been able to boot an OS X Server VM successfully from a disk image (.dmg, or .cdr/.iso)? That would be interesting to know (se also my pervious post; personally, I've had success only with a real DVD)...

P.S.: Another thing that I forgot to say in the hint (part 2): if you want to change the virtual HD size from 40 GB to for example 64 GB, instead of simply reformatting the virtual HD, it is actually necessary to repartition it (from the Partition tab in Disk Utility, with one new partition, after of course having changed the size before from within the VM settings, with a shut down VM).



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