Installing MacOs on a virtual box can be complicated for new beginners and some people. Who love Mac and like to run and use it inside a virtual box.
On like installing other OS like Windows etc. MacOS Requires some configuration to enable you successfully install the OS in a virtual box.
Here are few problems you may encounter when installing MacOS
- MacOS Installation file not booting up.
- MacOS unable to detect the virtual disk created.
- A virtual box.
- MacOS installation disk.
- Configuration command code/text.
To run MacOS on your computer. Here are the procedures required. Their Download LINKS are also included in this guide. Download MacOS here
Note: Skip step 1 if you already have virtual box installed.
Download virtual box compatible with your PC Here (32/64 bit architecture). And install it in your computer and give all required permissions during.
Open your virtual box to create a new virtual machine. Click New, Type machine name as MacOS. Select you OS version from the drop down menu. In my case is MacOS 10.12 Sierra (64bit).
(Note: Make sure your machine is MacOS. This will make configuration test locate the directory. If you use other names, you will have to manually change it in the configuration test. This has to be done to each line of configuration test in step 4.)
Next, allocate the amount of Ram you wish. By moving the indicator or write it manually in the text box by the indicator. (Note: It recommended that you use half of your computer Ram memory).
Proceed to create a virtual hard disk, stay with the default selected option and click create. Also go with the default Hard disk file type as default and click Next.
Go with the Dynamic allocated which is default, and click Next to allocate the amount of storage. By moving the indicator or write it manually in the text box by the indicator.
And finish creating the virtual machine.
Select the MacOS from the side bar and click settings.
From the settings, select storage, click the disc with the indication “Empty” and on the right side In the optical drive. Click the disc icon by SATA PORT 1.
As shown in the picture.
Save your settings by clicking the ok below.
Open up command prompt by typing it in the search box in the task bar and run as administrator.
Copy all the configuration test as indicated below and as shown in the picture below. One after another and press the enter key.
cd “C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\”
VBoxManage.exe modifyvm “MacOS” –cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff
VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS” “VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct” “iMac11,3”
VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS” “VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion” “1.0”
VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS” “VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct” “Iloveapple”
VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS” “VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey” “ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc”
VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS” “VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC” 1
After run all the configuration test.
Run the MacOS by clicking on the start button at the top, to start the installation of the MacOS. After some minutes you will be presented with a welcome screen, set it up to your preferences.
What to do when MacOS can’t detect your virtual hard disk. You may just see only the installation disk and not the virtual disk. To fix this.
Click on utility and then select dick utility.
Select the VBOX HARDDISK. It’s info will be displayed as well, and then click the erase button in the window.
A little window will pop up, change the name to MacOS. Now click erase and wait for it to finish.
And click on done.
You will find a new disk named MacOS below VBOX HARDDISK. And the close the disk utility window.
Now, at the installation window, two disk are now visible. Select the Mac hard disk and click continue to start installation.