I'm getting ready to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, but I want to be able to keep running MT-Newswatcher, so I want to run SL in VirtualBox. I followed the directions at this site
and everything seemed to be going well through step 4. After it went through the SL Installer, I clicked on Restart. But then it shows a screen saying I need to restart again. I can't seem to get past this.
I'm using the retail Snow Leopard disk I bought years ago. Could this be because I'm installing regular Snow Leopard and not Snow Leopard Server?
I also tried the additional steps here:
specifically the additional lines in ~/Library/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml
<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal2/EfiBootArgs" value=" "/> <ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal2/SmcDeviceKey" value="ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"/>
Now I don't get that screen, but when it tries to boot I get
Could the problem be due to the version of VirtualBox? I was hoping to get the VM working before I upgraded my Mac, and the latest version of VB that runs on Snow Leopard is 4.2. When you're creating the VM, OS X Snow Leopard isn't listed in the Version menu, as I see in most of the web sites that show how to do this. So maybe I need to switch to El Capitan first, install VB 5.0, and install it again.