macOS 11 Big Sur has now been released! If you’d like that version instead then please use my new Big Sur installation guide!
This tutorial for installing macOS Catalina using OpenCore has been adapted for Proxmox from Kholia’s OSX-KVM project and Leoyzen’s OpenCore configuration for KVM. You can get the full sourcecode on my GitHub here.
If you’d like to use Clover instead, use my older tutorial, but OpenCore works better!
I’ll assume you already have Proxmox 6.1 or 6.2 installed. You also need a real Mac available in order to fetch the OSK key.
Your Proxmox host computer’s CPU must support SSE 4.2, so for Intel your CPU must be at least as new as Nehalem, which was the first CPU generation to bear the “Core” i5/i7 branding. Older CPUs will cause the finder to repeatedly crash after installation completes (with an Illegal Instruction exception in the graphics code).
Modern AMD CPUs also support SSE 4.2 and will work with this guide.
Continue reading Installing macOS Catalina 10.15 on Proxmox 6.1 or 6.2 using OpenCore
With the COVID-19 lockdown, I needed to do some videoconferencing with zoom.us, but I wanted something higher quality than my MacBook’s built-in webcam. So instead I wanted to use my Canon 5D III. (These instructions are for macOS only, not Windows)
First we need to export your camera’s proprietary liveview into a video stream we can use. To do this you can install v002-Camera-Live:
Turn on your camera and connect it to your computer with USB, then run Camera Live and double click your camera in the list to activate it. This makes the liveview output from your Canon camera available as a Syphon video stream.
But zoom.us doesn’t support Syphon video directly, it only supports webcams. So you now need to convert the Syphon stream into a virtual webcam using CamTwist Studio:
Continue reading Using a Canon DSLR as a webcam on macOS with Zoom