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hi guys, when I try to boot OS X Server in the latest VMware beta I get the following errors, wonder if this is familiar to any of you? I disabled the COM ports and looked around for other things I should turn off, but couldn't find anything

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IDE disk, minimum 1 gb of ram.. Hum, it's dodgy to work in VMware with OS X hehe. Post more details about your virtual machine config

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i could never install osx in fusion on hackintosh. no problem on macbook pro. i could even run it on 32bit macbook (there is a bug in fusion that prevents installing it, so i transfered vm disk from macbook pro).

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its VMware Fusion 2.0 (which supports Leopard Server) running on a Macbook CD 1.83 - and I haven't changed anything in the default setup, apart from removing the serial and parallel ports


wait - you just answered my question! Could I convert a Parallels install of OS X to a VMware one?

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Yep, it's possible. Never try it on my short hacker life but it's an official tool (licen$ed) by VMWare.

Take a look on this site here :)

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cheers :D

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Send me a paypal donation to: .......... Oups, I forget, InsanelyMac is there for helping others..

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Has anyone gotten this to work on a Hackintosh? Beta 2 and RC1 both boot up, the galaxy screen comes up and then you get a spinning globe. Never got any further on two different machines.. Any tricks to getting this to work?

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For me, it's working whitout any hassle... I don't know if somebody else has this problem :angel:

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Has anyone gotten this to work on a Hackintosh? Beta 2 and RC1 both boot up, the galaxy screen comes up and then you get a spinning globe. Never got any further on two different machines.. Any tricks to getting this to work?


same here.

maybe FrankOS_Scripting can give some more detail on the hardware and kext used on the machine that is able to boot virtualized OS X?

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I know this thread os titled VMWare 2.0rc1... but I tried installing Leopard Server on both RC 1 and the final version and have the same problem in both. I have no problems getting it to see the Leopard Server iso (also tried the actual DVD) and it gets as far as loading the Wallpaper, but that's it. I get a spinning beach ball and nothing else. It never actually loads setup. All DVD activity stops. I have left it for 2 hours just to see and nothing comes up. I thought that maybe if I upgraded to 10.5.5 it might help but no luck.

I also tried it on my Macbook, but it's a 1st gen and only has a Core Duo (no 64-bit support) and only 1 GB RAM. It would start to boot, then lock up at the gray Apple boot logo. Anyone else experience this? Thanks!

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Core2Duo E8400
GA-P35-DS3R
2 GB DDR 2 PC667 RAM
250 GB WD SATA II HD
Lite-ON DVD-R/W
JaS 10.5.4 upgraded to 10.5.5

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Yup, I have the same problem with the VMWare Fusion Final. Spinning globe on the Galaxy screen before the installer comes up.

Has anyone released a prebuild Leopard Server Image for VMWare Fusion? I'm curious if it is just the installer that doesn't work on a hackintosh, or if there is something else that makes this not work.

I've gotten the prebuilt Tiger image to work.. I've gotten the PCWiz Leopard image to run, but no reliable networking support.

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I'd like to know what FrankOS is using too...What kernel, SMBios, What (if using) version of PC EFI/Chameleon, Boot 321, etc...

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My laptop specs: Acer Aspire 5720z. 1.6 Ghz Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330, 2 Gb RAM DDR2 667, 160 GB hardisk, Audio Realtek ALC888, Broadcom 1 Gbps BCM440 Ethernet, WiFi Atheros 5007EG N/W...

My OS: At first; Vista Ultimate x86, Now: Windows XP SP3, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 iAtkos 1.0 ir, EFI v8....

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I might have to try another release of Leoaprd...I'm running JaS 10.5.4 upgraded to 10.5.5. EFI v8 though we have in common so it can't be that. I wonder if perhaps just transplanting SMBios and System kexts would work. I know SMBios wouldn't be a big issue, but I believe I'm running a vanilla kernel with a vanilla System.kext and am not sure if that would be affected. Oh well, time to backup and see, right?!

So I'll start with replacing the easy - SMBios, then go with System.kext. If nothing I'll plug in a spare HD and try reinstalling my Kalyway disc. That one worked very well for me until I borked it playing with different EFI emulators and whatnot...

Anyone else have anything to add that might work?

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Well trying out 3 different AppleSMBIOS.kext files, a new System.kext, and a new Kernel (ToH 9.4) did nothing to fix VMWare/Leoaprd Server. Will have to try a new install with a different distro to see if I can get anywhere.

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@Macmeister: we have IDENTICAL problems and I too have MacBook (32bit) that can't boot virtualized OS X. I also tried various AppleSMBIOS.kext versions, etc. I just can't find the cause...

I read one user reporting the same thing we are experiencing on Fusion beta support forum (and he told he had a real mac pro). on the same forum I also fund a bug report about booting install DVD/iso on 32bit core duo macbook and devs said that now they are aware of it should be fixed in final Fusion 2.0. well, guess not. i then installed OS X on macbook pro and transfered disk image to macbook and all worked fine.

btw, parallels 4.0 beta runs OS X quite a bit faster on my macbook. but I can't boot OS X (nor Boot Camp partition) on hackintosh through parallels 4.0 beta.

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brbo (and everyone else i guess!): I also tried installing Kalyway 10.5.2 and got nowhere with it. Updated to 10.5.5 using the combo update...and still no go. I wonder if it's in the detection of the CPU. Even though I have a Core2Duo, it's an E8400. not available on any Mac today. I also tried a couple of different kernels.

Only one more thing to try and that's a Vanilla install with Boot-132.

On a slight side-note: I also tried installing just plain old Leopard with it (after modifying the necessary files in VMWare) and it gets to the same point - the galaxy wallpaper with a spinning beach ball. I have tried different methods to create an ISO of both Server and Client Leopard DVDs and have also tried booting from DVD and nothing seems to work. I have taken (as a test) the Leo DVD and began an install on my Macbook...it works! So I KNOW the media is good.

I usually don't obsess over trivial things (do I really need Leo server in a VM? No, I just wanted to see it work. I usually give up on things when they don't work and there is not easy (or moderate) way of doing so, but for this I can't stop. I think I need help :)

brbo: I also tried Parallels Server and could not get it to boot Leo Server without it crashing both th VM and Parallels (though if I relaunched Parallels, it took me straight to my running VM, so it appears that just the GUI crashes.)

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decided to return to this thread with my new Hackintosh as in my sig. Exactly the same problem as what you guys are reporting! I'm also thinking this problem is to do with CPU detection. almost everything else is emulated, its the only part of the Hac that is passed straight on to the VM.... Any idea how we can spoof the CPU identification?

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Certain features are used in the real system in order to help in the virtualization of a computer (though not necessarily required). I'm going to disable some BIOS features and see if anything changes. Things I am going to try is disabling HPET, virtualization support, and a few other things that I think might help. I'll post my findings when I have a chance.





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