Installing Mac OS X Mountain Lion in VMWare

November 22

Apple is not releasing the updates for Mac OS Lion Developer edition, so DP4 vm became older now and the latest version of Xcode (4.5)  is not working on it. To install the Mountain Lion on Vmware follow the steps provided below.

Mountain Lion VM:
1) Download VMware workstation 8 – Torrent Link
2) Enable hardware virtualization in the computer BIOS – If you don’t know how to do this, Read this link
3) Download Mac OS X Mountain Lion Vmware Image – Torrent Link
4) Vmware does not support the virtualization of OS X. To unlock the Vmware, extract the Mountain Lion Vmware image and go to ‘VMware Unlocker – Mac OS X Guest\VMware 8.x Series\VMware Workstation Unlocker – Windows’ folder. Right click on the ‘Install.bat’ and run it as administrator. It patches the Vmware and allows the installation of Mac OS X.
5) In the extracted vmware image, click on the .vmx file and it will load the Mountain Lion VM.

Vmware Tools:
1. Edit virtual machine settings, go to ‘Cd/Dvd’ and use ‘VMware Unlocker – Mac OS X Guest\VMware 8.x Series\Tools\darwin.iso’ as iso image.

mountain lion vm settings

2. Power On the virtual machine and click on Finder. Click on the iSO image listed on the right side and install the vmware tools. Vmware tools installation displays ‘The Installation Failed’ message and that is expected.

mountain lion vmware tools

3. Restart the VM and now it supports the Full screen mode.

1. Open Mac AppStore and login with iTunes account.
2. Search for Xcode and install it. It installs the Xcode 4.5 & iOS 6 simulator.

mountain lion xcode

Note: I tried updating the VM to Mountain Lion 10.8.2 but not succeeded.


Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Mac OS


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13 responses to “Installing Mac OS X Mountain Lion in VMWare

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  2. raju

    December 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Hey are these torrents free of malware and viruses?

    • satishb3

      December 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      to my knowledge they appears to safe

  3. Asad

    February 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I’ve tried using VirtualBox, but the only option it gives me is Mac OS X . When I try to boot , I get some vague message about startup.nsh, then a Shell> prompt and i just cant get out of this flow. Can you suggest the solution ? your help in this regard will be a great help ! 🙂

    • satishb3

      February 15, 2013 at 8:04 am

      I haven’t tried virtual box. Will update you If i find any solution.

      • KiDo

        July 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        Hello , I’m having the same issue , but on vmware , not virtual box , what to do???

    • Dave

      September 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      I got this and then remembered that the VMware Guest OS Configuration was still set to OS X 10.7. I changed this to 10.8 (64 Bit) and it worked for me.

  4. Casey Chan

    February 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    i cant open it with lenovo b575.

    • satishb3

      February 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Does it support hardware virtualisation?

  5. Nakul

    March 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    i try to install mac os lion in windows with vmware 8 by vmdx file but it stuck on apple logo screen. and vmware tools also not updating. i add drawin.iso also but its not working. i patched it successfully but not able to get any good result. What should i do??

    • satishb3

      March 13, 2013 at 6:18 am

      Booting with mac cd does not work. To install mac in vm, i guess mac kernel has to be modified. So follow the instruction in my blog post to get mac vm.

  6. Sergio

    April 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    AWESOME!!!!!!! ☺ It worked really well!
    Thanks a lot!