Cannot install OS X virtual machine:
"The Virtual Machine cannot be started. Mac OS X virtual machines can run only on computers having Mac OS X Leopard or Mac OS X Tiger installed. Problem ID 397."
The error is the same regardless of whether you try to install OS X from the host Mac's Recovery Partition, or by using a
.dmg file extracted from the
'Install Mac OS X Lion' installer.
Also, cannot start up an OS X guest VM that was created on a different MacBook Pro 15in and copied to the 13in.
Reset NVRAM, PRAM on Mac as described here: OS X Mavericks: Reset your computer’s PRAM
Try to install OS X virtual machine. If the issue still persists:
- Open the Terminal (
Execute the following commands:
If you get this output, than everything is OK with your NVRAM:
8BE4DF61-93CA-11d2-AA0D-00E098032B8C:BootCurrent %80%00 (or %00%00)
If you get the following error message, then you need to apply the solution below:
00E098032B8C:BootCurrentnvram: Error getting variable - '8BE4DF61-93CA-11d2-AA0D-00E098032B8C:BootCurrent': (iokit/common) data was not found
The solution is to execute the following command in Terminal:
sudo nvram 8BE4DF61-93CA-11d2-AA0D-00E098032B8C:BootCurrent=%80%00