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Hi all - I'm a complete n00b to all of this, but I'm currently trying to install Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) on a VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 - build 185404. I have a purchased copy of Leopard, and have set up the virtual machine (numerous times, in numerous ways). The problem occurs when I try to get VMWare to see the DVD as bootable. I realize that VMWare does not see HFS volumes, so I have made and ISO of the DVD and mounted it with both Virtual Clone Drive and D-Tools Lite (at different times ..). Anyways, after booting the Virtual machine, it still refuses to see the "Mac OS X Install DVD" portion of the DVD. It only sees the "Windows Support" portion. Do I need to install some files from the Windows side first for VMWare to finally boot it?

Thanks for any assistance!

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Hi all - I'm a complete n00b to all of this, but I'm currently trying to install Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) on a VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 - build 185404. I have a purchased copy of Leopard, and have set up the virtual machine (numerous times, in numerous ways). The problem occurs when I try to get VMWare to see the DVD as bootable. I realize that VMWare does not see HFS volumes, so I have made and ISO of the DVD and mounted it with both Virtual Clone Drive and D-Tools Lite (at different times ..). Anyways, after booting the Virtual machine, it still refuses to see the "Mac OS X Install DVD" portion of the DVD. It only sees the "Windows Support" portion. Do I need to install some files from the Windows side first for VMWare to finally boot it?

Thanks for any assistance!


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Great! Do you mean this one?:

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=172474

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I followed the guide, and now VMWare says darwin10 not supported when attempting to power on ..

EDIT - I'm assuming I can't since I'm running Workstation ..

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I followed the guide, and now VMWare says darwin10 not supported when attempting to power on ..

EDIT - I'm assuming I can't since I'm running Workstation ..


read the last two pages of said thread

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 This is the stage I get to in the install now:

 

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Probably a dumb question but what about AMD Turion X2 64? I know Mac OS usaully doesnt work on AMD stuff, but how about this? My CPU supports VT-x.

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I get the same dump when trying to install Snow Leopard on VMWare Workstation 6.5. Can't seem to find anything else on it. Has anyone come to a resolution yet?

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I get the same dump when trying to install Snow Leopard on VMWare Workstation 6.5. Can't seem to find anything else on it. Has anyone come to a resolution yet?


It doesn't work and I currently have no workaround. It will in the future but not for now.

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It doesn't work and I currently have no workaround. It will in the future but not for now.


Anything different for workstation 7?

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Anything different for workstation 7?


NDA so not discussing it.

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It doesn't work and I currently have no workaround. It will in the future but not for now.


Any guesses as to when one can expect SL to work with VMWare?

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I saw two guides for Virtualizing Snow Leopard : How to Install Snow Leopard [VMWare] and Install Snow Leopard on VirtualBox Unfortunately, both need Hardware virtualization. I have an older Core duo processor, is there a way out?

Help anyone!

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Zenith432's Snow Kitty tutorial is you ticket to Snow Leopard. Works perfectly for me.

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I saw two guides for Virtualizing Snow Leopard : How to Install Snow Leopard [VMWare] and Install Snow Leopard on VirtualBox Unfortunately, both need Hardware virtualization. I have an older Core duo processor, is there a way out?

Help anyone!

Please find below the link to the topic mentioned by thdanh90

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1288448

As stated this topic deals with running OS X on a VM machine where the CPU does not have hardware virtualisation.





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