- Intel Core2 Duo T7100
- Windows 7 (32-bit)
Virtualization Environment Used
- VirtualBox v3.2.0 Beta 2
- OSx86 Leopard Distributions
iATKOS_v7 is used in the testing (which is the one that I can installed in VB v3.1.4 & v3.1.6)
Testing Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Installation
- Creating a Max OS X virtual machine
We can now sepcify "Mac OS X" as the operating system while creating a virtual machine in VirtualBox v3.2.0. No patching on the virtual_machine.xml anymore!
- Changing the VM settings
As in v3.1.6, you may want to fine tune the VM settings. On top of the default settings, below are the settings that I am using:
- Remove the floppy controller
- Uncheck the "Enavle EFI" option
If you are using the retail MacOS X installation disc, I believe you should have this option checked.
- Enable 3D Acceleration
- Make sure ICH6 is used as the Storage Controller
- Using Intel PRO/1000 T Server (82543GC) as the network adapter
- Boot up the VM with the iATKOS_v7 DVD (or its ISO image file) and simply follow the same procedure in my previous guide to installation Leopard.
The differences that I have noticed includes:
- We don't need to apply the Black Trinitron's patch anymore.
- After the first reboot (upon completion of the Leopard installation), simply unmount the iATKOS_v7 DVD. We no longer need to install the "9.5.0 Kernel voodoo" anymore and your Leopard should boot up without any problem.
- Upon the first boot up of Leopard, I noticed that the system now try to detech my keyboard layout by asking me to press some keys on the kayboard.
The installation procedures has been greatly simplified (at least supported). However, it seems to me that the Leopard system is less stable (which may be related to the fact that I have not disabled the power management in my Leopard and I am using another system instead of my iCore5 system).
to be continued...