VMware 8: Shrinking an OS X Lion disc under Windows

Working with an OS X virtual machine under Windows presents some interesting challenges that a Windows VM would not. In this particular case, the act of “shrinking” a VMware disc is not a straight-forward process when OS X is the operating system. In this article, I present one way (of probably many) of reducing the footprint of an OS X volume.

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Installing Mac OS X 10.5.6 under VMware 6.5.2

One of the current “Holy Grails” of virtual machinery is getting a functional installation of Mac OS X into a VMware virtual machine.   There’s a lot of Google talk out there about how to do it, but not everybody seems to be successful.  I certainly wasn’t for quiet some time.  However, I sat down today and decided to give it my best shot again, and this time I succeeded!  Not only did I succeed with iDeneb 1.4 (which installs Mac OS X 10.5.6), I successfully upgraded that release to 10.5.7.  Cool.  🙂

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