How to Install Mac OS X Leopard without VT on VMware

Install Mac OS X Leopard without VT on VMwareWe have released several famous posts on installing Leopard, Snow Leopard on VMware and VirtualBox on your Intel and AMD computers. All articles are available under Mac on Windows. These methods go with original retail Mac DVD or ISO (Original vanilla kernel), hackintosh versions and pre installed VMware images.  Several users who don’t have hardware Virtualization Technology (VT) supported processor (Mostly old type), requested to know the possibility of running  Mac OS X Leopard without VT. Let me show how to install Mac OS X Leopard without VT on VMware as a virtual machine on a PC.

You must have noticed, I’m talking about “Leopard” which is OS X 10.5, the latest 10.6 “Snow Leopard” can not be installed without VT. I almost looked everywhere and tried all methods but no luck with this. If any of you managed to install and found any useful resources to achieve this, please share with us in comments area to install snow leopard without VT.

Hackintosh version of iAtkos works on VMware without Virtualization Technology. Instead of downloading the ISO and installing with some ‘magics’ , here we will see how to do it with pre installed VMware image which works on non VT supported computers.

Sysprobs already covered three articles with this pre installed image where you can import and use on VMware and VirtualBox. Unfortunately the image required VT to run on VirtualBox, so leave that option. It works well on VMware workstation and VMPlayer.

How to Install Leopard on VMware without VT- Steps

1) Download the pre installed image. ( Its a torrent download)

2) Just follow the steps to install on,

VMware Workstation

VMware Player

Incase your processor supports VT and its already enabled, but still you want to use this method, then VT should be disabled in physical computer BIOS.

Read more information about how to enable or disable VT in BIOS and confirm it.

OR latest VMware products have option to disable Virtualization Technology for specific virtual machine by selecting kernel paravirtualization option as shown below.

Install Mac OS X Leopard without VT on VMware

Importing this pre installed image and running is very simple as shown in previous guides. If you face any difficulties, please check the comments area of both posts with useful inputs from readers. Also share your issues here, I will try to help you.

Important Post Installation Configuration and Setups

1) Root password ( username – Mac admin)  is ‘ password

2) To increase screen resolution of Leopard on VMware, follow the steps already mentioned here by installing VMware SVGA driver.

This driver works well to get multiple screen resolution size options including wider screen.

3) Sound is a problem.

Here is the VMware sound driver for leopard which works little bit.

Download the package, install and restart the virtual machine. Speaker icon appeared and sound output is there after the installation.

4) USB devices and network work fine in this method.

I suggest to stay with 10.5.5 version only, some users reported successful combo update and failure too. What ever you do, take a snapshot.

Here is the working leopard on VMware.

Install Mac OS X Leopard without VT on VMware OK, I’m showing these all methods on my home PC with VT support but I disabled in processor settings. Virtualization Technology should be disabled on BIOS or processor settings for this method.

I use the same method to run Mac OS X 10.5 leopard on VMware at office with Dell Optiplex computer which doesn’t have VT. So I can confirm this will work on Intel ( and sometimes AMD also) computers without Virtualization Technology.

Have fun.

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91 thoughts on “How to Install Mac OS X Leopard without VT on VMware”

  1. It is working perfectly on my lenovo laptop without VT but please help me is there a way to update it to 1.5.7 or higher?

  2. hello, I boot this image successfully , resolution also changed to optimum though not as per my laptop 1600×900 but one thing I was puzzled that I have mot been able to use sharing in VMware. Please tell me if there’s any way to enable sharing or install VMware tools for this machine.

    Thanks in advance. I really need HELP.

  3. hi, i tried this and it didnt work it still asking me to insert my dvd or .iso :S what iso do i need could you please provide a link thanks in advance 🙂

  4. i have tried this and i have installed mac on vmware but after installation it stuck and showing that your keyboard is not detected how to solve this error…..???

  5. i have tried this and i have installed mac on vmware but after installation it stuck and showing that your keyboard is not detected how to solve this error…..???

  6. it takes forever to boot and load now i’m stuck with a blue screen and the cursor

    any help with that thank you in advance

  7. I’m able to run the VM Image, inside VMware Player 4.0 but the problem is my I’m not able to connect to the internet from the VM, I tried pinging from a Terminal inside the VM and even that didnot work. I’m stuck, please help me how to fix this error. I want to connet to the internet, so as to install VMWare tools and increase the resolution to my system’s full resolution: 1366 X 768 . Appreciate your time. Thanks.

  8. I’m trying to run this on a fairly old Vista machine, load the Leopard into VMWare Workstation, stays at a black screen for a while, then comes up with an error:

    “*** VMware Workstation internal monitor error ***

    vcpu-0:VMM fault 6: src=MONITOR rip=0xfffffffffc260ee1 regs=0xfffffffffc008ce0”

    Can anyone help with this? Thanks 🙂

  9. It works but i cant connect to the internet on VMware. everything is fine but i cant connect to Safari and Photobooth. I need help please

  10. Need assistance on how to update this VM to 10.5.6 or later.
    I tried software update to 10.5.8, but it failed. ANY HELP APPRECIATED.

  11. Hey guys, is there a way to install/update a newer version rather than leopard… I would appreciate a lion version as I need it to run xcode 4.1. I have an ASUS motherboard which to my knowledge doesn’t support VT. Any help would be nice thank you.

    • I’ve got Leopard working really well as per the instructions listed above. But could somebody give me a step-by-step guide to installing VM Tools for Leopard from inside the machine. I can see it sitting there but have no clue as to how to instal/configure it:-( Thanks in advance,GWD

  12. You cannot install VMware SVGA II Display Driver v1.2.4 on this volume. This package requires OS 10.6 or later.
    plz tell me solution i face this error which mention above

  13. Hello, First of all a low of thanks for this post, this is the only version that working on my computer!

    I have a problem, the os x is VERY VERY slow, and its take 95% of cpu load.

    How can i make my os x more faster? can someone help plz?

    Thanks, Igor.

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