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I'm wondering if the solution lies in slightly modifying the install DVDs.... but in any case I need sleep now! will post tomorrow

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ok before I try anything new I'm going to mount a blank .vmdk and clone a vanilla Leopard install from my Macbook using Superduper

edit: obviously my VMware Fusion is hacked to run Leopard client (instructions are a google away)

aaaand heres the result, nothing:

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GA-P35-DS3R Rev 1 BIOS Changes:
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Advanced Bios Page
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No-Execute Memory Protection [Disabled]
CPU EIST Function [Disabled]
VT [Disabled]

Integrated Peripherals Page
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Disabled Serial and Parallel ports


Power Management Page
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HPET Support [Disabled]
HPET Mode 64-bit mode


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Ok here's what I tried:

No Execute Disabled = No POST with Hackintosh at all (with EFI at least) just reboots, so I re-enabled it, leaving everything else off.

Tested with 64-bit install. VMWare complained about VT not being turned on, booted anyway but got stuck at apple gray boot logo. Booting with -v gets me to the Galaxy screen, but still a spinning beachball. Left for a few minutes since hardware virtualization was off (this means SLOW(er) VM's). Did notice CD/DVD access (image) ocurred every so often, but I've seen this on real PC's before, just the OS/BIOS reading the IDE bus. No luck.

Tried installing using 32-bit mode...it appears VMs only really need Virtualization enabled for 64-bit Guest OS's as it didn't holler about VT being turned off. Didn't get past Gray Apple logo. Again tried with -v...gets stuck at: localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter): "Failed to count the number of files in "/System/Library/StartupItems": No such file or directory.

Re-enabled VT, left everything else I changed as-is (HPET Off). Still nothing (Galaxy screen only). Un-did all initial changes. At this point I'd have to say it's not gonna work (at least for me). Feel free to test on your own. Someone has to get it right :-P

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P.S. I didn't bother trying 32-bit mode HPET as it shouldn't matter. Maybe the update I keep hearing about will fix these issues (though not specifically as I doubt VMWare cares that hackintosh users can't use their software.) The update that is to be release will supposedly resolve issues other users are experiencing (No mouse in guest, bridged network support killing host network, etc.)

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what we could really do with is some kind soul to upload a VMware image of OS X or OS X Server made on a Macbook Pro/iMac/Mac Pro somewhere. (apologies if this breaks warez rules)

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it won't work. i installed osx client (and server) on macbook pro and transfered the images to hackintosh. no success...

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Just to keep this thread from dying (and to give out some hope...mwahahaha!) I'm gonna try to install JaS 10.5.4 Leo Server on a spare HD, then install Fusion, then try to install Retail Leo Server and see if it works. I know it should work in Leo Client as well, but it's something. Then, if it works, transfer the VM to my Leo Client install. I suspect a similar outcome as brbo, but what the heck!

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we're going to need to customise our DVDs, I'm sure of it. does VMware pass SMC calls directly to the real Mac?

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Here's something to throw at you guys: I installed Leo Server (retail) using a boot-123 (boot 321, whatever it's called :-P) to get it as close to native install as possible (and other than no sound, it was). I installed Fusion and lo and behold I get the exact same thing. I don't know how some people can get it to work on their hackintoshes, but I decided to try some different hardware. At work I have an HP dx2300 that I'm installing JaS 10.5.4 on to see if it'll work. Then I'll try using a boot CD and the retail disk and see. I really wish I had access to a real Mac (besides my 32-bit only Macbook) to maybe be able to dig around and see if there's anything that can be mimicked on or flat out transferred over to a hackintosh.

But let's postulate here for a second. If, let's say, it's a hardware thing, we can assume what it most likely is not - RAM, HD, Optical Drive (DVD ROM), Power Supply, Sound card/device, keyboard, mouse, and monitor - and what it can be - CPU, Chipset, Video card, BIOS, Bios version, BIOS settings, and possible Ethernet adapter. Even if it's not any of the suspected hardware, it could be the drivers used to access them. Video, no prob, just try a different driver/EFI string. Same with Audio (if different drivers are available) and Network. Chipset drivers can be native or just generic. Not sure if there is a driver or some system plugin that accesses the CPU (other than SMBIOS) that could be changed, but let's say there isn't. Could it be that it doesn't see a typical Mac CPU (IE - It instead sees a q6600, E8400, Celeron, etc) and not run? Maybe (but doubtful since the only real difference is speed and # of cores). If after trying all of the above the only thing left in my list is BIOS settings. I already tried changing whatever BIOS options I could on my board, and if it is BIOS related, I'm out of luck unless I try a different BIOS version. But maybe others can try?

Just some thoughts.

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Just some thoughts,

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Perhaps we need to know a little more information on the people's machines that it worked on. It does not work on either of my Quad Core Q6600 Asus P5W DH systems with 4 gigs of memory. One of those machines is at 10.5.1 with the original 10.5.0 image that first came out for the hackint0sh's, the other machine is running the JAS 10.5.4 Client / Server build that came out. Both are using NVidia 7xxx cards.

The only thing odd about this is that it starts up and hangs. I'd think it wouldn't get that far if it was a cpu flag or something like that.

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Has anyone tried this on OS X 10.4.11 (min required OS for Fusion)? I wonder if there's something about the modified Leopard that Fusion doesn't like but maybe isn't an issue on Tiger 10.4.11? I may try it over the weekend on a spare HD if I can locate either my 10.4 DVD (and use Boot 132/EFI) or some 3rd party release. Of course if someone's already tried it and has the same issues it'll save me the trouble...

BTW...I should be able to test it on that work PC I mentioned before sometime Friday.

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I tried to install Mac OS X Server 10.5 Retail on Vmware Fusion2, the bootprozess goes until Welcomescreen, it happens nothing more. I dont know, what is it.

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wait - you get the welcome screen? as in the one after language selection?

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wait - you get the welcome screen? as in the one after language selection?


no, befor language selection and it stops!

OK, i get it run on VMWare Fusion2, but with "LawlessPPC-Leo-10.5.4-Phenom&AMD", other distribution not working!

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ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - may I present, for your viewing pleasure and at great expense:

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extensions.mkext from a JaS 10.5.4 DVD and NO Extensions folder. I'd like to thank the Chinese gentleman who's IM handle I forget.... also works with Snow :-)

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ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - may I present, for your viewing pleasure and at great expense:

Attached File  Picture_1.png   896.62KB   99 downloads

extensions.mkext from a JaS 10.5.4 DVD and NO Extensions folder. I'd like to thank the Chinese gentleman who's IM handle I forget.... also works with Snow :-)


cool, look it hier

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awesome - it works!

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Last time I tried on my notebook with snow, and it works...1 month ago i remember....:)

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Last time I tried on my notebook with snow, and it works...1 month ago i remember.... :)


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it wasn't the system - it was the ISO with the no extensions and altered .mkext :-)

what we need to do now is track down exactly which kext caused the problem... if anyone can be bothered. its working now so I see no reason to ;-)

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can somebody upload extensions.mkext?

so you just take retail leopard dvd, replace extensions.mkext, delete extensions folder and create iso?





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