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If it possible to install old MacOS's on VirtualBox?

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:12 pm
by Matrix72001
Hi,
I'm newbie here, because i don't know how i can install MacOS on Virtualbox.

I've downloaded some archives from FTP which are having old MacOS installers, but these filess are in different formats, such as: bin, image, sea, toast or dmg. I wanted to try old MacOS, just putting this files on VirtualBox, but unfortuantely i can't do that, because this program can open only iso files. Even if i try putting iso files, VirtualBox can't start MacOS setup. What could i be doing wrong? I don't have any tools and other programs, so i don't know what i must do to run MacOS on Windows. Can you give me some advices?

Thanks in advance.

Re: If it possible to install old MacOS's on VirtualBox?

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:56 pm
by Winins
Depends on the version. If it is between versions 1.0 and 10.3, you have no luck since these versions have different processor architectures.

Re: If it possible to install old MacOS's on VirtualBox?

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:02 pm
by Resident007
You can try using other software like PearPC or QEMU for PowerPC versions of macOS, but I don't think VBox is suitable for installing any version of MacOS on it.

Re: If it possible to install old MacOS's on VirtualBox?

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:20 pm
by tarquin44
For System 1 to Mac OS 7.5.5 (m68k) use Mini vMac emulator.
For Mac OS 7.0 to Mac OS 8.1 (m68k) use Basilisk II emulator.
For Mac OS 7.5.2 to Mac OS 9.0.4 (ppc) use Sheepshaver emulator.
For Mac OS 9.0.4 to Mac OSX 10.5 (ppc) use QEMU emulator.

Re: If it possible to install old MacOS's on VirtualBox?

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:00 pm
by Matrix72001
Wow, thanks. You helped me.
I runned MacOS 6.0 on Mini vMac and it works :)

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Only i don't know how to run sheepshaver and basilisk II, i've found only emulators for MacOS system. Of course, there is a note that emulator will work for Windows, but i can't find and download emulator for this system. Can you have some links to download Basilisk II and sheepshaver for Windows?

Re: If it possible to install old MacOS's on VirtualBox?

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:02 pm
by tarquin44
Basilisk II and Sheepshaver downloads and instructions for Windows are available at emaculation.com