FYI -- Parallels 16 now supports BigSur as a VM on older systems
mark at macports.org
Sun Dec 6 21:16:32 UTC 2020
Is there a good way to get 10.6 - 10.16 installed in Parallels — I really
don't want to download all of them from the app store, if that's even
Mark E. Anderson <mark at macports.org>
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On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 1:40 PM Christopher Nielsen <mascguy at rochester.rr.com>
> >*> Like Catalina, Parallels will install BigSur as a VM even on older systems.
> *>*> https://kb.parallels.com/en/125105 <https://kb.parallels.com/en/125105>
> *>*> for those of you who might have parallels but no current system to run BigSur
> *>*> Ken
> > So another update on this — it now does indeed work just fine to install BigSur in a Parallels VM.
> > Even on (at least some) systems that don’t officially support BigSur — like this MacPro 2010 super-machine I have had for some years now, that runs everything from 10.4 to 11.0.
> > So now I can work out my own BigSur build failures.
> > Ken
> It’s funny, Parallels 16 runs everything I’ve thrown at it... despite running on a 2008 MacPro. That includes leading-edge Linux variants, numerous MacOS versions (10.9 through 10.15), Windows (XP through Win10), and even some obscure OSs from BellLabs and others.
> The only snafu I’ve hit, involves BigSur: While the MacOS installer starts up, the keyboard and mouse don’t work. Thus far, only two of us have brought it up in the Parallels forums, so perhaps it’s rare:
> Glad to hear it’s working for you, Ken! Hopefully the Parallels folks will fix this issue soon...
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