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    Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?

    MustBJones Lurker

      Can Fusion run 10.6 client?  The FAQ mentions the Server version?  Can it run the client from a different partition (separate hard drive) as it does Windows via BootCamp?  I have some older applications at need Rosetta to work.

        • 1. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
          WoodyZ Guru

          At the present time Apple's SLA for Mac OS X only allows for Mac OS X Server 10.5 and higher to be legally installed  on and or virtualized on Apple Branded Hardware and the only VMware  product that is supported for this is VMware Fusion when being run on a  Genuine Intel Based Mac!

           

          If you wnat to run OS X Snow Leopard Client then you will need to install it natively on a genuine Intel based Mac.

           

          If you are running the Developer GM Mac OS X Lion and want also the run OS X Snow Leopard Client you could dual-boot the Mac if you wanted to.  (That is what I'm doing at the present time.)

          • 2. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
            MustBJones Lurker

            Ok so that is why the FAQ only mentions the Server version.  But, it has been posted on several Mac websites that the new SLA will allow for up to three instances.  I want to upgrade to Lion but as I said, I have several applications that require Rosetta.  I know that hard drives are cheap, and I could put Snow Leopard on a disk all its own and just boot into it when needed (much like doing Windows.)  So, given that Apple is changing the SLA, or just theoretically, is it possible to run 10.6 with Fusion, and can it be done the same way that Fusion runs Windows, from the separate boot partition?

            • 3. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
              WoodyZ Guru

              As far as I know the change in the SLA is for Lion not previous versions of OS X.

               

              Also at the present time VMware Fusion is coded not to allow the Client versions of OS X (including Lion) to run and will have to be changed to accommodate the new SLA for Lion however whatever you've read as far as the SLA is concerned until the official release of Lion and official changes to existing SLA's for previous version of OS X it is all moot.

              • 4. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                SASDALLAS Lurker

                I too want to upgrade to Lion, but I have _one_ Mac application (Quickbooks) which will force a $200 upgrade to accomplish it (nice, huh?)  Really did not want to install Mac OS X on Fusion, but thought "if I have to," fine.

                 

                Just tried and it will not recognize the OS.

                 

                I am not as savvy as most on this board, so please excuse the question if obvious from the previous replies...

                 

                Are you saying I "can't" install MacOS "Snow Leopard?" My Mac is Dual-Core Intel Xeon.

                 

                Thanks,

                 

                SAS

                • 5. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                  WoodyZ Guru
                  I am not as savvy as most on this board, so please excuse the question if obvious from the previous replies...

                   

                  What do you not understand that I've said in my two previous replies in this thread?

                   

                  Are you saying I "can't" install MacOS "Snow Leopard?" My Mac is Dual-Core Intel Xeon.

                   

                  You can install Mac OS X 10.5 Server and higher versions of Server not the Client versions.

                   

                  If you look at the choices offered as you walk through the New Virtual Machine Assistant and select Apple Mac OS X as the Operating System then in the Version list box your only choices are Server versions!

                   

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                  • 6. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                    SASDALLAS Lurker

                    Well, don't most consumers have the "Client" version?

                     

                    I'm sorry, but I don't even know what the "Server" version is...

                     

                    ; (

                     

                    SAS

                    • 7. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                      WoodyZ Guru

                      Well, don't most consumers have the "Client" version?

                       

                      Yes

                       

                      I'm sorry, but I don't even know what the "Server" version is...

                       

                       

                      Have a look at: Apple - Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard and Wikipedia - Mac OS X Server

                      • 8. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                        SASDALLAS Lurker

                        Oh, just great.

                         

                        Thanks for the reply, though.....

                         

                        Probably just easier to pony up the d@#$ $185 and buy QB.....

                         

                        : (

                         

                        SAS

                        • 9. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                          Mikero Master VMware Employees

                          You could of course choose to _not_ upgrade to Lion.

                          • 10. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                            SASDALLAS Lurker

                            Ha!  Good point, of course....

                             

                            ; )

                             

                            SAS

                            • 11. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                              Mikero Master VMware Employees

                              Tongue in cheek aside and in all seriousness if the system is one which is business critical, updating to a .0 release of any software, especially the Host OS, is probably not the best idea to begin with.

                               

                              Give it a bit of time, let the bugs get ironed out, and upgrade when everything you need to work has been vetted in a .1 or .2 release.

                              • 12. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                                greg409 Enthusiast

                                I'm no lawyer but I don't see anything in the Apple's SLA that prohibits running Snow Leopard client as a Fusion VM running under Lion.

                                 

                                "A. Single Use License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, unless you have purchased a Family Pack or Upgrade license for the Apple Software, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-branded computer at a time."

                                 

                                The term "Apple Software" refers to Snow Leopard, not Lion. Therefore, if you install Snow Leopard as a VM (running under Lion) you are only running one copy of Snow Leopard on a single Apple-branded computer at a time, as per the license.

                                 

                                The term Apple Software can not collectively refer to both Snow Leopard and Lion because Lion has an entirely different SLA. And of course you need a different license to run Lion. i.e. you can't claim the license for Snow Leopard applies to Lion, or visa versa. You can't obtain the Lion installer without paying for it and run it by claiming you have already have a license for "Apple Software".

                                 

                                While the SLA clearly prohibits running Snow Leopard as a Fusion VM running under Snow Leopard (i.e. 2 copies of Snow Leopard on the same machine), I don't understand how there is a prohibition for running Snow Leopard (as a VM) and Lion at the same time.

                                 

                                If I'm wrong would someone please explain why?

                                • 13. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                                  hanssonrickard Novice

                                  And it only applies to a single copy license, you should theoretically be able to buy an family license and install multiple copies?!

                                   

                                  "unless you have purchased a Family Pack or Upgrade license for the  Apple Software, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to  install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single  Apple-branded computer at a time."

                                  • 14. Re: Running 10.6 Snow Leopard client in Fusion?
                                    bitnaut Lurker

                                    A very good point! I think running a different operating system from the host OS should be allowed.

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