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Install OS X 10.10 Yosemite in VirtualBox
@ned-sfdc
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I think instead of using mount and unmount, one should use attach and detach for hdiutil.

@geopast
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geopast commented Feb 20, 2015

Would you be able to post the same steps for installing 10.9 and 10.8 on a Mac in VB?
I've tried following the above for 10.10 and they worked after adjusting the guest CPU as you suggested.
I'm trying now to do the same install for 10.9 but it halts during the startup at the following:-

hfs: mounted OS X Base System on device root_device

@klappradla
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Worked perfectly fine for me, thanks!

A few notes:

  • running VM 4.3.22 on OSX Yosemite
  • at point 11, I didn't get errors in the Terminal, but still had to unmount in DiskUtility by hand to continue

@julian-weinert
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First guide ever that completely worked and also mentioned the correct chipset ID.
Thank you very much, my new integration test server appreciates it a lot!

@jozacks
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jozacks commented May 20, 2015

A few other bits of info that weren't explicitly spelled out that might be helpful for others:

  • create VM with type Mac OS X and version Mac OS X (64-bit); I set RAM to 4096, not sure that is optimal; create thje VM with a virtual hard drive of format VDI (I chose dynamically allocated)
  • to get it to boot from the CD, I started the VM and then went to Devices menu > CD/DVD Devices > Choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file..., then navigated to choose yosemitefixed.dmg. Then shut down machine and started it again.
  • to change chipset ID, go to settings for the VM > System > Motherboard > Chipset
  • I had to run the first command as root (sudo) (and maybe other commands, I just ran them all as root after that)

@awong-dev
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FYI, I just downloaded yosemite today to try this and after the iesd step, the resulting yosemite.dmg already has both BaseSystem.dmg and BaseSystem.checklist. I think you can remove all the steps regarding creating a sparse image, copying the files, and then recreating the dmg saving many gigs of extra copies.

@gabrielhpugliese
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@liar666 answer worked for me too! Yoohoo!

@sanmaozhao
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@jesusjjf
I get UEFI Sheel too. "change the SATA Port" is how to do?
Thanks!

@magnusviri
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Ditto, how do you "change the SATA Port"? Mine is set to SATA Port 0 in the VirtualBoxes' Settings, Storage. Is there a way to do it using the UEFI shell or command line?

@satlakranthi
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hi sir,

i'm getting error when i going to install yosemite 10.10 in virtual box win windows 7 like below image. kindly help to do this.

thanks and regards
Satla Kranthi

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@Lankapathi
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@liar666 hey friend , VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "Yosemite 10.10 Retail" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 04100800 7fbae3ff bfebfbff
"Yosemite 10.10 Retail" should I change this part ? if i have to change this what should i type here ?

@coderjxh
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@liar666, thanks! Works great on Win7+VB5.0.16

@Jatindesraj
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Hi,

Can you please help with this, I am not able to install MAC OS X 10.9 Virtual image. I am installing it for the first time and have followed all the instructions.
error

@Berkmann18
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@JesusGalvan I also have that shell prompt popping up, did you solved it by just changing the Sata port of the .vdi file in the Controller: SATA ?

@lemarcque
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@JesusGalvan @magnusviri @magnusviri Did you find any solution ? Because i got the same error.
Thank you.

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