I have plenty of experience using Linux as a host OS and as a guest OS.
I like using VirtualBox for Ruby on Rails development because of its
ability to save snapshots. In my early days, I found this indispensable
for installing Ruby on Rails. I still like VirtualBox for Ruby on Rails
development, because it allows me to save a snapshot of a fresh
installation. When I think I’ve finished an app, I have easy access to
fresh Ruby on Rails installation where I can try out my app and make
that I’ve included all dependencies in the *.gemspec/Gemfile and that
setup procedure in my README file is complete. I’m surprised that using
VirtualBox isn’t standard operating procedure.
I have been learning to develop Ruby on Rails on a Mac (I learned the
way first), and I have installed Linux as a VirtualBox guest OS on my
However, I’ve been unable to install Mac OS X Mavericks in a guest OS on
Mac OS X Mavericks host. I’ve followed procedures I found online for
creating an ISO file from the installation file (which I got by
but not installing the installation file from the Apple store), but OS X
didn’t boot up on the guest system. I just ended up with an empty black
Has ANYONE here SUCCESSFULLY installed Mac OS X as a guest OS? Exactly
what procedure did you follow in creating the ISO file? Or could it be
that the ISO file isn’t the problem, and I missed some critical detail
the boot up process?
Yes, I was so spoiled by Linux.