How to Install MacOS In VM using Sosumi in Linux

How To Install macOS In A Virtual Machine On Linux Using Sosumi (Snap Package)

Sosumi is a snap package based on macOS-Simple-KVM that makes it easy to download and install macOS in a virtual machine (it comes bundled with qemu-virgil, which includes virtio-vga, a paravirtual 3D graphics driver). It does not ship with macOS, but downloads an installer image for macOS Catalina.

How to install macOS in a virtual machine (QEMU) on Linux using Sosumi snap package:

1. Install the Sosumi snap package:


 sudo snap install sosumi –edge

2. Run Sosumi for the first time by typing sosumi in a terminal. This is only required the first time; an applications menu shortcut is created for future launches.

Note: In case you run into an issue saying it failed to run Sosumi / qem because it can't start X11, add you user to the kvm group:

   sudo usermod -aG kvm $USER

 If it’s still not working then you have to enable Virtual from Bios Setting.

3. After the virtual machine boots, press Enter to Boot macOS Install from macOS Base System

4. Format the macOS virtual machine HDD.



You'll get to a screen with a dialog called macOS Utilities - from there click on Disk Utility:

In the Disk Utility dialog choose the first Apple HDD on the left-hand sidebar (the one with a capacity of 68,72 GB), then click Erase, enter a name for the HDD (like macOS), and leave the rest of options as they are (mac OS Extended (Journaled) filesystem with GUID Partition Map):

Now click the Erase button to format the partition.


5. Install macOS in the virtual machine.

 When you're done close Disk Utility, and you'll get to the macOS  Utility dialog again. From this dialog choose  Reinstall macOS. Click Continue a couple of times and you'll get to a screen where you must choose the HDD formatted in step 4:

Next, click Install and the installation will begin:

The virtual machine will reboot automatically at some point, continuing with the installation after that, and reboot again when it's done. 

6. Boot into macOS

  After the installation is completed, the macOS virtual machine will reboot, and in the boot menu you'll see some extra options. Use the left/right arrow keys to select Boot macOS from..., like this (in  Boot macOS from macOS, the second macOS is the name of the HDD set in step 4):

You will need to select this option each time you start the virtual machine, when you want to boot into macOS.

 The first time you boot into macOS you'll need to perform the initial setup (screenshot above), choosing your location, preferred languages, optionally sign in with your Apple ID, agree to the terms and conditions etc., as well as create your computer account (username and password). Once you're done, the macOS Catalina desktop should load.

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