How to Install macOS in VirtualBox
If you want to try out macOS on your computer without having to purchase a Mac, you can create a virtual machine using VirtualBox. This allows you to install and run macOS on your Windows computer or Linux machine. In this article, we will guide you on how to install macOS in VirtualBox.
Before you begin, make sure your computer meets the following requirements:
– A 64-bit processor
– At least 4GB of RAM
– At least 40GB of free disk space
– VirtualBox installed on your computer
Step 1: Download the macOS Installer
To install macOS on VirtualBox, you need to download the macOS installer first. You can download it from the App Store if you have access to a Mac. If you don’t have access to a Mac, you can download a macOS ISO image from a torrent site.
Step 2: Create a New Virtual Machine
Open VirtualBox and click on the “New” button to create a new virtual machine. Give it a name and select the type as “Mac OS X” and the version as “Mac OS X (64-bit)”.
Step 3: Configure the Virtual Machine
In the next screen, you need to set the amount of RAM you want to allocate to the virtual machine. It is recommended to use at least 4GB of RAM. Then, select the hard disk file type as “VDI” and the file location and size as per your requirement.
Step 4: Edit the Virtual Machine Settings
After creating the virtual machine, select it from the left pane and click on “Settings”. In the “System” tab, disable the “Floppy” and “Audio” options. In the “Processor” tab, set the number of processors to one. In the “Display” tab, set the video memory to at least 128MB.
Step 5: Add macOS Installer
Click on the “Storage” tab and select the empty CD icon. Click on the “Add” button and select the macOS installer ISO file you downloaded in step 1.
Step 6: Install macOS
Now you can start the virtual machine by clicking on the “Start” button. Follow the steps in the macOS installer to install the operating system on the virtual machine.
Step 7: Install VirtualBox Guest Additions
After installing macOS, you need to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions to enable features like full-screen mode, shared folders, and better graphics performance. To install the guest additions, go to the “Devices” menu and select “Insert Guest Additions CD Image”. Then, follow the instructions to install the guest additions.
By following the above steps, you can easily install macOS in VirtualBox on your Windows or Linux machine. This provides a great way to try out macOS and its applications without having to purchase an expensive Mac. However, keep in mind that running macOS in a virtual machine may not be as smooth and fast as running it on a real Mac.