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Anyone ever had any luck emulating the Intel version of OSX Tiger? Preferably in QEMU?

Scenario: successfully imaged a Core2Duo Mac Mini (2,1) running OSX 10.4.10. For various reasons would like to inspect the whole machine in emulation, but I've never successfully gotten x86 versions below 10.6 running in QEMU or VirtualBox. There are one or two tutorials for patching Tiger install media to make it run but can't find applicable guidance for patching an already-installed system.

I could try patching some install media and then using that to re-install the now-patched OS on the Mac Mini image, but that approach seems to rely on the universal Server builds for Tiger and I only see options for e.g. 10.4.7 or 10.4.8 (not sure if there ever was any kind of recovery media for versions higher than that, or if you only got above 10.4.8 with upgrades?); so I doubt that reinstall-in-place approach would work

@The_BFOOL This repo for Virtualbox has worked for me: github.com/ranma42/TigerOnVBox After installing, I had luck exporting the hard drive image to use in other VM software.

@despens @The_BFOOL As far as I remember, Lion was a lot easier to get running and didn’t need as much fiddling.

@misty @despens I've not tried it with VB, but these instructions worked for me with QEMU for everything from Snow Leopard up to Sierra:

contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/%7Esoml

(Sierra + up covered here: github.com/kholia/OSX-KVM)

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