[Guide] Update Snow Leopard Hazard 10.6.2 to 10.6.8 in VirtualBox, VMware

If you are hackintosh user running the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Intel AMD by Hazard distribution, then I’m sure you would have faced booting issues after upgraded to 10.6.8.  Normally these type of updates from Apple will work only in original (vanilla) kernel OS X. Because of we are using hackintosh version, we will get kernel panic error after the update while rebooting. Here is the way to update Snow leopard hazard 10.6.2 or later version to 10.6.8 in VirtualBox (this is applicable for VMware also) without any booting errors.

You need the latest version of Snow Leopard legacy kernel for this purpose. I have already covered the similar guide on updating hazard 10.6.2 to 10.6.7 earlier.

What you Need?

1) Download the separate or combo update of latest 10.6.8. You can do the automatic update inside guest virtual machine also, but be careful to do a necessary step before rebooting.

Read more about latest separate or manual download of 10.6.8 combo update.

2) Download the Snow Leopard legacy kernel 10.6.8 and Sleep enabler kext. (both are in same zipped file package)


Before go to next step, take a snapshot in VirtualBox or VMware workstation.

3) Run the 10.6.8 update.

running the update

4) Once update is completed, DO NOT restart now. Leave the opened dialog box behind and run the legacy kernel package.

keep aside and run package


5) After legacy kernel package installation completed,  follow few important additional steps in VirtualBox or VMware. (I suggest not to restart the virtual machine yet)

Few Important Steps to be Done after the update

1) To work with your USB 2.0 devices inside virtual machine, make sure to install the correct version of VirtualBox extension pack which enables the USB 2.0 support. The Mac OS X virtual machine will crash while trying to access USB storage devices if you don’t install extension pack.

Read more here about install VirtualBox extension pack to avoid USB crash.

2) If you are using in VMware then you may face issues on USB Mouse, USB keyboard and USB storage devices after the 10.6.8 update. Some USB kext files should be replaced before restart the virtual machine after the update.

Read more here about how to replace kext files after OS X update

Now restart the virtual machine.

You should be able to see the updated hazard snow leopard 10.6.8 with some more latest features inside VirtualBox/VMware.

running hazard 10.6.8 in virtualbox

I’m sure things will go smoothly after you have done every steps correctly while updating Hazard 10.6.2 to 10.6.8.


  1. Imfry says

    «About This Mac» still crash Mac OS after successful update to 10.6.8 (thank you for that guide!), but on your screenshot I see this dialog fine and shiny. Can I fix this on my VirtualBox? By the way, I use VirtualBox 4.1.2 on AMD Linux host.

    • Francy33 says

      Hazard always crash “About This Mac”. I tried to find the fix but nothing… I think that the problem is the hack. If you install retail Mac using Efi and without any hacks, “About This Mac” will work. But using retail Mac you won’t have the right resolution and Qe/Ci.

      PS Virtualbox is not the problem.

  2. WJ says

    Followed the steps as above..

    did the update using software update. However, it hung @ “registering for componenents”.

    I restarted the guest Mac OS and rechecked software update. Nothing. Double checked OS version using Terminal.. it showed 10.6.8. Seems fine.

    But when I tried to install Xcode 4, it states that it requires 10.6.7 or later ?

    Why does this happen when I have already updated ? =X

    Thx in advance.

  3. neon says

    Hi, this is a great site, thanks to your shared knowledge, i’m running SL 10.6.8 on my vmware,
    I just can’t get the iWork and i Life suit working properly..
    I know is an issue with the vmware 128mb integrated video card, and it is nearly impossible to solve,
    but I’m just asking did anyone ever manage that?

  4. Elias says


    im on Mac 10.6.6 installed on VIrtualbox

    Now my question is: Can i connect my Ipad to the hackintosh? If so how? (I found the ipad under USB devices from virtualbox) but wehn i select it nothing happens…


  5. Vic says

    The link for the Snow Leopard legacy kernel 10.6.8 and Sleep enabler kext is down! Where else can I get it?

  6. Oliver says

    I ve ran the update and now have a nice 10.6.8 working in my VM. Next is to upgrade to LION, i got the update CD, but it fails on install saying “Lion needs a Dual Core, i7…….”. My VM has 4GB and 4 CPUs assigned, physical system is i7 with 16GB….

    Anyone having any idea how i tell them VM its runnig an i7 ?


  7. ja says

    Hello, I successfully updated to 10.6.8, thanks for the guide!
    The only problem so far is that i cannot connect to shared folders anymore.
    Did anybody have same problem?

  8. Michael says

    I ran the update, and when it finished i installed Legacy Kernel. First I tried clicking the “force 64 for AMD” since I have an AMD processor! It got bugged and the installer of Legacy kernel shut down, so did the UPDATE installer (it finished updating, it had a green “correct” mark and there was restart button down) . Anyway, I ran legacy kernel installer and this time, didn’t try to click that option for amd processor. It installed and I restarted Mac OS X. It got stuck on Kernel panic as usual (but i was able to see that round thing that shows up, when you start your mac under the apple logo, although it wasn’t moving, so I just powered off the VirtualBox).
    I can’t check if the version of SL is 10.6.8 cause that thing “About this Mac, doesn’t work”