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Re: [Xen-API] Running OS X 10.8 as a guest in XCP

Years ago I success running a Mac OS X 10.6 Server into a XenServer VM.
First I had install this VM with VirtualBox and then import it into
You got to boot it with special bootloader or with a hackmod iso..
The only thing that not working was the mouse.
So I first install any remote software like Teamviewer to control the VM.
Hope this can help.
Good Luck.

-----Message d'origine-----
De : xen-api-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-api-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] De
la part de George Shuklin
Envoyé : 20 janvier 2013 10:18
À : xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Objet : Re: [Xen-API] Running OS X 10.8 as a guest in XCP

I think main problem is that mac os X don't want to work on S3 video 
graphics ATA PIIXE adapter and nec 2000 network card (this is the stuff 
XCP emulates for guests by qemu).

... And that question is better to address to Apple: why Mac OS X don't 
want to run on commodity hardware every other sane OS can run?

On 20.01.2013 05:54, Werner Strydom wrote:
> Hello,
> I installed XCP using the ISO image on a Mac Mini without any problems
> than blessing the hard disk. The Mac Mini has a model identifier of
> "macmini6,2". As I'm typing this, it runs Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows Server
> 2012 without any problems.
> I wouldn't mind to spend some time to see if I can get OS X 10.8, OS X
> and OS X 10.6 running. The fact that it is not supported isn't a problem.
> this point I'm stuck with two issues:
> - Boot OS X Mountain Lion from ISO inside XCP
> - Displaying graphics when OS X boots up
> I converted the InstallESD.dmg to an ISO. However, creating a virtual
> machine in XCP and booting from the ISO I get an error "failure: could not
> read boot disk". I can use the same ISO to create OS X 10.8 virtual
> machines in ESXi, Parallels, VMware Fusion without much hassle.
> So I tried to boot from the USB recovery disk. This time I get a message
> "Boot Device: Hard Drive - success", however, no graphics is displayed.
> Looking at CPU and network usage, something is happening in that CPU usage
> is 100% for a couple of minutes, and network usage indicates something is
> being downloaded.  This consistent with when the recovery agent is running
> on my Mac and preparing for recovery by downloading stuff from the
> internet.
>  From what I'm gathering this may be related to support for EFI, but
> I can't be sure.
> Before we digress by discussing legal implications of doing this,
> I am running this on Apple hardware and have server licenses for
> OS X Snow Leopard.
> I'd appreciate any help.
> Thanks,
> Werner

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