This topic is pretty much dead for everything other than ESXi. If you are using a current version of VMware hosted products such as Workstation then this topic is the best for enabling Mac OS X support: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=220750. Also MSoK has a summary topic here: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=243274. I will create a new topic once I have done some new work on ESXi support.
Update 1: Edited 3 posts into one
Update 2: The files can now be found here:
http://www.filedropper.com/darwin-wks7 (Workstation 7 and Snow Leopard support)
Update 2: Would everyone make sure they add or change lines in VMX to this. It solves quite a few problems:
monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"
monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"
So after months of testing here is a new version of the package to run retail Mac OS X in VMware. This release supports the following products:
- VMware Workstation 6.5 (Windows & Linux)
- VMware Player 2.5 (Windows & Linux)
- VMware Server 2.0 (Windows & Linux)
- VMware Fusion 2.0 (Mac OS X)
- VMware ESX 4.0
- VMware ESXi 4.0
To help me understand some of the issues that are being seen can I ask everyone who has a problem to post the following information please when first logging the problem:
- VMware product and version being used
- Host operating system
- Host CPU
- Vanilla Leopard or other distro
- Version of Leopard 10.5.6, 10.5.7 etc.
- Please attach the VMX file
- Please attach the latest vmware.log file
For manual clarifications and additional updates from testing; e.g. ESX configuration please use your judgement as to whether to post this information. Also remember I do this in my spare time, and have full time job, family and other interests, so I will answer when I can.
Experimental Package for Core 2 Quad and Core i7
Various issues have been raised with these processors. I have put together an experimental update to the package which uses the Voodoo 2 alpha 3 kernel. If you are having issues then please try the changes. If you are not experiencing any problems do not use this package until such time as it is rolled into the main one. If you have a non-Core processor but that is VT-x enabled such as P4D, then this may also be useful to you.
If you do try it then read the manual and the update PDFs thoroughly before starting.