This makes me want to punch Apple - OS X in a VM

UPDATE: I found a fix and posted now.

I purchased a Mac Mini. It has 16 GB of Memory. So why not run a VM for dev purposes. Not so fast my friend, as Lee Corso would say.

The official VMware Fusion KB says use the app you downloaded from the App Store.

So what if I purchased OSX Mountain Lion pre-installed on my mac? The mac centric forums seem to be no help since those users seem to have no concept of a VM.

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I sure won’t buy it twice. Since I already laid down money for it once.

Then I found this article on how to get the image from the recovery partition. With a few tweeks I was able to boot the VM in Fusion and I though I was home free. Until I was told to enter my Apple ID and quickly rejected since I did not purchase Lion. Not to mention the MOUNTAIN Lion looking at me like, “take that! Punch in the gut straight from Steve Jobs.”

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Whatever, time to install Ubuntu Desktop or something.

Serious though if you got this to work somehow please let me know.

Written on July 13, 2013