Installing MacOS (Mountain Lion) in a VM

Installing MacOS (Mountain Lion) in a VM

Go to the App Store and download the Mountain Lion installer.

In this case I used VMware Fusion. Start VMware Fusion and follow these steps:

Click on File->New...
Click on "Continue without disc"
Click on "Choose a disc or disc image..." twice
Navigate to the Applications folder
Select "Install OS X Mountain Lion"
Click on "Open"
Click on "Continue"
Verify that the Operating System shows as "Apple Mac OS X" and that the Version shows as "Mac OS X 10.8 64-bit"
Click on "Continue"
Click on "Finish" to let the install start
You will be asked where you want to save the VM. Use the default or select somewhere else. Whatever your preference.

When you first boot into the VM it will likely not take advantage of your full display. This will fix itself as soon as you install VMware Tools into the VM. To install tools:

Boot the VM
Log into the VM
Select Virtual Machine->Resinstall VMWare Tools
Follow the prompts


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