Installing MacOS to VirtualBox

Installing MacOS to VirtualBox

In work you may need to build your application in MacOS environment without Apple Macbook or iMac or other hardware.

I just not found good tutorial in English and make decision make my own. Let?s start!

Dependencies

VirtualBox

Go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and download last virtual box package for you OS.

MacOS Sierra ISO

Get it here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bx7BAMlD-ZOQSTc2NmpDU2g2WDA

Process

Open VirtualBox and start creating new VM for OSX in expert mode(by default).

Name your new machine as ?MacOS?.Choose last version from possible versions. Currently is ?Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64-bit)?.Set memory size to 4096 MB.Choose ?Create a virtual hard disk now?(by default).Click ?Create?

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On next step all options are good for our task. Just click ?Create?.

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Virtual machine created! ?

In list of VMs open context menu for ?MacOS? VM and choose ?Settings?.

On ?System/Motherboard? set ?Boot order? like on screenshot

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On ?System/Processor? increase processors count to maximum green value.

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On ?Display/Screen? increase ?Video Memory? to 128 MB

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On ?Storage? delete ?Empty? controller and create ?Add SATA Controller?. Add optical drive to new controller. Choose ISO file from step dependencies.

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On ?Audio? disable ?Enable audio? checkbox

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On ?Network? use default options. Click on ?Port forwarding? and add new row.

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Close VM settings and open console in host machine and run next commands:

VBoxManage 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

VBoxManage setextradata ?MacOS? VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode 4

Start VM and start to install MacOS

When installation request for disk start ?Disk Utility?

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Erase ?VBOX HARDDISK?

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And choose it

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After installation enable ?Remote Login? in MacOS virtual machine.

Open ?System Preferences/Sharing? and enable ?Remote Login? checkbox. Set ?Allow access for? for ?All users?. Check address below ?Remote Login: On?. It is look like ?ssh user@10.0.2.15?. Check this IP with ?Guest IP? in ?Settings/Network/Port forwarding? for virtual machine. They must be equal.

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Finish!

Now you can to connect via ssh to your local port.

ssh user@127.0.0.1 -p2222

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