[CentOS] Running MacOSX as VM under CentOS 5.10?

Wed Nov 6 23:23:44 UTC 2013
SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com>

Gah!  Top posting...

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Andrew Holway <andrew.holway at gmail.com>wrote:

On 6 November 2013 19:21, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> Is it even remotely possible to run MacOSX (or Darwin) as VM under CentOS
> / xen? Or am I better off not even trying and just getting a MacMini or

It might actually be possible to run OSX as a Xen VM (DomU). [2] [3]
But I'd suspect it requires hardware virt support (not paravirt).

> MacBook to just jack into my LAN?  I just need a 'build box' and possibly
> something to do light testing (eg does the program run? Does the GUI come
> up?). I don't really have the *physical* room for an iMac, unless the
> is tiny.

It is more likely to work on a later Kernel and then and more likely
> with KVM. KVM shipped with 5.x and 6.x Enterprise linux is now old and
> fusty. A bit like your Unix beard :)
> I had all kinds of horrible problems running FreeBSD on these
> hypervisors. Try Fedora 19. This is sparkly and fresh.

I considered attempting an OSX install for testing a while back, but ended
up moving on to other projects.

I recall that KVM had to emulate certain hardware -- requiring a patched
version of the KVM hypervisor.

I can't speak for the accuracy or completeness of the following
information, but here it is. [0] [1]

[0] http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~somlo/OSXKVM/
[1] http://d4wiki.goddamm.it/index.php?title=Howto:_Mac_OSX_on_KVM
[3] http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/xen/users/295693

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