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wonderings Oct 24th, 2013 11:42 AM

install mavericks as a virtual OS?
 
I want to do some tests with Mavericks without installing it as a primary OS as I had some issues with Mavericks at work. Is it possible with the Mavericks installer to install it in parallels or VMware Fusion as a virtual machine with just the mavericks installer?

IllusionX Oct 24th, 2013 04:30 PM

I haven't tested, but it should install the same way it did with ML. I have ML as a virtual guest on vmware fusion

dtaylor Oct 24th, 2013 04:51 PM

Alternately, if you have room on your hard drive, you could add another partition for a fresh install of Mavericks. I did just that, then migrated my settings, etc. over, with a mind to delete my Mountain Lion partition once everything is hunky dory. Just like I was going to with my Snow Leopard Partition! ;)

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/i...psfc74e905.png

pm-r Oct 24th, 2013 06:53 PM

dtaylor, I have almost the same setup and was going to install Mavericks as you did but I'm curious if there is any conflict with the two "Recovery HD" partitions if they are needed, one for ML and one for Mavericks?

wonderings Oct 25th, 2013 08:24 AM

I like virtual machines because I can have my work computer running and run the virtual OS at the same time, no need to reboot and I can tinker with the virtual OS when I have time without a hassle of closing everything I am working on at the moment. A website said to install mountain lion first then do the upgrade, which is the path I went, but I am thinking I could have just done a clean install of mavericks now. I think it was a way to do it using the beta version of mavericks. Either away it is working fine.

dtaylor Oct 25th, 2013 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pm-r (Post 1479049)
dtaylor, I have almost the same setup and was going to install Mavericks as you did but I'm curious if there is any conflict with the two "Recovery HD" partitions if they are needed, one for ML and one for Mavericks?

Funny, I hadn't even thought of that when I did the install. Indeed, there are recovery partitions for each 10.8 and 10.9. I was able to choose one or the other and boot into each. I did not go as far as starting a recovery, though, but as I was able to get that far, I doubt there would be issues.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/i...ps51e169fd.jpg

pm-r Oct 25th, 2013 12:22 PM

Thanks for the info and confirmation about the Recovery partitions.


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