Saturday, 19 February 2011

Boot a Real Mac OS-X Partition under Linux and VirtualBox - What Works

VirtualBox 4.0


Works (does something)
  • Nat networking
  • Safari (I have edited this post using Safari on the OS-X VM)
  • iTunes (starts - that is all I have done)
  • iPhoto (starts - that is all I have done)
  • About
  • System Preferences
  • Finder
  • Finder sees other SMB and AFS shares
  • Shutdown (mostly) 
  • 1 CPU runs flat-out - to 'fix' this I ran this command. When the VM is idle the host load is much reduced:
  • sudo rm -fr /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext
  • By removing /System/Library/Extension
  • Calculator
  • YouTube
  • Sound - I have tried IntelHD/ALSA
  • USB with VirtualBox extras
  • Disk Utility
  • Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (Bridged adapter, eth1)
  • Time Machine backup to Time Capsule if a network bridge is available

Does not work (or I can't get it working)
  • glxgears (X11 crashes repeatedly)
  • Shutdown (rarely)
  • V8 Benchmark runs too slow for Safari's liking

VirtualBox 3.2.8 OSE


Works (does something)
  • Nat networking
  • Safari
  • iTunes (starts - that is all I have done)
  • iPhoto (starts - that is all I have done)
  • About
  • System Preferences
  • Finder
  • Finder sees other SMB and AFS shares
  • Shutdown (sometimes) 
  • 1 CPU runs flat-out
  • Calculator
  • YouTube
  • Disk Utility

Does not work (or I can't get it working)
  • Bridge Networking
  • Audio
  • glxgears (X11 crashes repeatedly)
  • Finder can not connect to other SMB and AFS shares
  • Shutdown (sometimes)
  • V8 Benchmark runs too slow for Safari's liking