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.
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. 🙂