Creating an OSX Virtual Machine

For creating a test OSX environment, it is possible to run it within a virtual machine.

 

On physical mac
 Download OS Mavericks from the App Store
 Insert a USB Drive of atleast 8GB

Use Disk Utility
 Choose USB Drive
 Choose Partition. (Partition Layout: 1 partition)
 Under options choose master Boot Record
 Choose Format (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
 Click Apply
Use UniBeast
 Download UniBeast: http://www.tonymacx86.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=202
 Run Unibeast
 Choose USB Drive
 Select Mavericks 10.9
 Continue
 This takes a while (Not less than a minute :))
On Windows Host:
To Temporarily disable HyperV as your primary Hyper Visor:
Open Command Prompt:
 bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Disable Hyper-V”
 bcdedit /set {GUID Provided from previous command} hypervisorlaunchtype off
For Windows 8
 Win Key – C
 Settings
 Power
 Hold Shift and Restart
 Wait for Boot Screen
 Choose Other Operating System
 Disable Hyper-V (Remember to do this every time you want to use Virtual Box or
VMWare instead of HyperV)
Install Virtual Box or VM Ware
For VMWare:
 Install VMWare Workstation 10 (the free VMWare Player will work aswell to
playback VMs)
 Install Hackintosh Template for
OSX: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/20-vmware-unlocker-for-os-x/
 Create a Virtual Machine with Workstation 10 Compatibility hardware
 Install Operation System Later
 Choose OSX 10.9
 Add desired Hardware with at least 40 gig disk space allocated to the Virtual Hard
Disk.
 Run NAT preferably
 Insert USB Boot Drive Created on Mac into PC
 Boot Virtual Machine
 Under VM\Removable Disks Connect the USB Drive (this will remove it from
visibility to Windows Host)
 Reset the VM
 OSX should install
On New OSX VM:
 Install Xcode from App Store
 Install Xamarin Business Edition (iOS)
 Follow Xamarin iOS instructions for Build Agent
Setup: http://docs.xamarin.com/guides/ios/getting_started/introduction_to_xama
rin_ios_for_visual_studio/

 

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