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Running MacOSX as VM under CentOS 5.10?

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Is it even remotely possible to run MacOSX (or Darwin) as VM under CentOS 5.10/ xen? Or am I better off not even trying and just getting a MacMini or 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 can cross-build for MS-Windows using mgwin32 and I have VMs for CentOS 6, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, etc. Only MacOSX is missing from the 'mix'.

posted Nov 6, 2013 by Deepak Dasgupta

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2 Answers

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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.

answer Nov 6, 2013 by Deepankar Dubey
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If someone else is paying, get an imac for your own desktop and run anything else you need under virtualbox or hook to your work Centos via NX or X2go. Or use a mac mini. OSX likes to do hardware checks
to make sure it is on Apple hardware. I think virtualbox has some hooks to make a virtual OSX run under real OSX by passing the hardware check through to the hardware, but otherwise you will need some kind
of hack to bypass the check that is likely to break with updates. I think those hacks exist but I've never been patient enough to get anything to work.

And if you aren't using it already, you probably want Jenkins to run all these builds for you.

answer Nov 6, 2013 by Jai Prakash
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