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Install OS X 10.10 Yosemite in VirtualBox
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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)

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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.

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@liar666 answer worked for me too! Yoohoo!

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I get UEFI Sheel too. "change the SATA Port" is how to do?

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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?

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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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@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 ?

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

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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.

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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 ?

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

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