I’ve done a LOT of web and software development in my career, one of the biggest problems I’v e had is doing proper testing on various platforms. VirtualBox can be run on most platforms, and allows for you to virtualize various operating systems. Apple’s OS X can be problematic to install, here’s some functioning instructions and settings that I’ve successfully used for my virtual Hackintosh test environment.
WARNING: As this uses an image of the software, it is advisable to also have a valid licenced copy as to use this without a licence would be “stealing”.
NOTE: this is a version of Snow Leopard, unfortunately you will NOT be able to update or add “fixes” to this test copy as it will usually break. I recommend making a copy of the VM if you wish to try!
My VirtualBox settings:
Mac OS X
Mac OS X Snow Leopard (64-bit)
- English, continue
- Utilities… disk Utilities… Select drive, Erase, name, erase… close
- Select disk… continue
- Customize (see instructions for: updates, kernels & bootloaders)
- Resolution fix – (I could not save file, but here are the instructions…
Finder > OSX Drive (On desktop) > Extras > com.apple.Boot.plist (open with TextEdit – use the field to find)
NOTE: i only did 10.6.1 (an earlier 10.6.2 failed)