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Extract mac osx from a vmware image?

Asked by XOIIO (18146points) July 5th, 2011 from iPhone

I most likely can get my hands on a max osx server (g4 I think, the one with 4 hard drives, rack mount) and checked online to download osx server because I can’t afford 500 on a machine that might not work properly (boots up fine though). I could only find a vmware image. Could I somehow put it on a real hard drive, or does Mac osx have a utility to make installation CDs?

note that it HAS TO BE osx server

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

You may have Steve Jobs knocking at your door shortly. Apple is very ANTI-PIRATE and server I believe requires a internet connection back to Apple to verify authenticity.

squirbel's avatar

The utility is found in Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.

I’ve been using Macintoshes since 93 – I disagree with Tropical_Willie’s comment. I’ve not always been able to afford things. And very few apple products call home – that’s a windows phenomenon that started invading Mac software [via developers] back in 2003. But not Apple.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Thanks @koanhead Like I said “Steve Jobs….

XOIIO's avatar

Fuck. Its a perfectly good server going to waste :(

squirbel's avatar

@koanhead Your link is irrelevant to what I stated. I spoke of history, and you made a comment about the future. Context matters greatly.

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