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Hello, I have one question reagarding installation 64-bits Windows7. Do you have a solution also for them, please?

Thx

luji,

Works fine with 64-bit Windows 7, better to install Workstation or Player to the default location which is:

"C:\Progarm Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation"

Donk has written an updated script which works better especially with VMware Player a link is in the "How To" guide I have done pulling all the relevant information in to one place, which should answer most if not all your questions, link below:

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1622074

Good luck, MSoK.

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So, what about this virus message from McAfee (Artemis!2962EF1DB9F7) ?

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So, what about this virus message from McAfee (Artemis!2962EF1DB9F7) ?

caro,

I have seen this referenced before in relation to the windows_32.exe, but using the original from the first post in this topic I have not had the issue using the latest McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 and up to date DAT. But if you are sure you have the original download then disable McAfee while you run the Unlocker, then re-enable once complete, and for peace of mind run a full scan.

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luji,

Works fine with 64-bit Windows 7, better to install Workstation or Player to the default location which is:

"C:\Progarm Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation"

Donk has written an updated script which works better especially with VMware Player a link is in the "How To" guide I have done pulling all the relevant information in to one place, which should answer most if not all your questions, link below:

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1622074

Good luck, MSoK.


I tried this and it seems to work. However, VMware fails on load with and error saying "This is not OSX 10.6 Server, which it isn't. but there is no option for saying just OSX.


This updated patch is for Snow Leopard not Lion. Is there an unlock for VMWare Player on a 64bit system? I really want to test out Lion.

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I tried this and it seems to work. However, VMware fails on load with and error saying "This is not OSX 10.6 Server, which it isn't. but there is no option for saying just OSX.

This updated patch is for Snow Leopard not Lion. Is there an unlock for VMWare Player on a 64bit system? I really want to test out Lion.

computerlady911,

It you are getting the message then the unlocker has not fully installed as it disables the looking for the server version of OS X. Have a look at my post #421 to luji, using Donk's updated script for the unlocker should work fine with Player on Windows 7 64-bit, however it is best to have Player installed to the default location, i.e. "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\".

Probably best to completely uninstall Player and re-install before re-running the unlocker.

Also people have reported issues with the unlocker script due to some components of Player still running during the install, have a look at the following giude it covers all these issues, link below:

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1622074

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How exactly is this working for linux vmware player (I have 3.1.4)?
Is this the command: "sudo sh linux" ???
If so, I'm gettin this message: "linux: 10: linux_32: not found"
the files linux linux_32 and linux_64 are all in the same folder.

I'm a total linux noob, so please be kind ;)

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How exactly is this working for linux vmware player (I have 3.1.4)?
Is this the command: "sudo sh linux" ???
If so, I'm gettin this message: "linux: 10: linux_32: not found"
the files linux linux_32 and linux_64 are all in the same folder.

I'm a total linux noob, so please be kind ;)

try sudo sh ./linux

(by default current directory is not searched for files to run, unlike windows)



p.s. not good idea to introduce quiz requirement for ones who arleady posted here...

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Good day.

I wrote a little program which allows to create a virtual machine and run any flavor of Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X
  • Mac OS X Server
inside the virtual machine, using any VMware product
  • VMware Workstation for Windows
  • VMware Workstation for Linux
  • VMware Fusion for Mac OS X
on any Intel-based physical machine
  • PC
  • Mac
I hope you will enjoy it. For details, please read the file README.txt. Give me your feedback about it in this forum.


On Mac OS program is trying to modify /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion
I think this is being moved into the VMware application package. So an equivalent path would be:
/Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library

Hope this helps. Bill

My bad.

I failed to read the help!

I just needed to run

./macosx /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/MacOS/VMware\ Fusion

Then all is good.
Many thanks

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try sudo sh ./linux

(by default current directory is not searched for files to run, unlike windows)



p.s. not good idea to introduce quiz requirement for ones who arleady posted here...

Awesome!
patch applied perfectly...

Thx for the help, buddy :)

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Looks like VMware Workstation 8 was released late yesterday. Anyone tried this patch with it yet? Scared to upgrade. :-P

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Looks like VMware Workstation 8 was released late yesterday. Anyone tried this patch with it yet? Scared to upgrade. :-P

Aaron,

Fusion 4.0.1 was also released, I would hang on until a new "Unlocker" has been created for Workstation 8, hopefully in the pipe.

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Happy to be a guinea pig. :) BRB..

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Output from the patch on VMware Workstation 8:

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Mac OS X guest unlocker for VMware, version 7

Directory C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64:
File vmware-vmx.exe:
Unlocking Mac OS X guest on non-Mac host ...
Unlocking Mac OS X Client guest (method 0) ...
File vmware-vmx-debug.exe:
Unlocking Mac OS X guest on non-Mac host ...
Unlocking Mac OS X Client guest (method 0) ...
File vmware-vmx-stats.exe:
Unlocking Mac OS X guest on non-Mac host ...
Unlocking Mac OS X Client guest (method 0) ...

File C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmwarebase.dll:
Unlocking Mac OS X guest on non-Mac OS X host (method 1) ...
Too few match sites.
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Despite the fact that one of the patches appears to have failed, I am able to boot up my existing OS X 10.7 VM. I haven't tried creating an OS X VM from scratch so I don't know if that would be affected at all. There's also a new "VMware Workstation Server" service that is not restarted at the end of the patching process.


I also stole the OS X VMware Tools from VMware Fusion 4.0.1 and installed those (seeing as that OS X is officially supported over there now, I figured that there would be improvements).

There are a few issues that weren't there in VMware Workstation 7.5. I don't think they're related to the OS X "unlock" patch, but rather VMware Tools (or VMware itself).

- At the login screen the input seems to really lag... I had to try a few times to enter my password properly, only works if you go really slow.
- After logging in input is fine. However the video seems a little more laggy than before (animations opening windows and so forth).
- Also my mouse doesn't always leave the window properly. VMware likes to suck it back in. Moving it out quickly seems to work more often or using Ctrl+Alt to release it.
- A sub-point of the above... if I run in full-screen mode (on one of my two monitors), it is nearly impossible to get VMware to release the mouse. Ctrl+Alt doesn't work.

I'm going to revert to the previous version of VMware Tools and see if they are at fault or if it is something deeper in VMware.

[Edit]

Using previous version of VMware Tools didn't help at all, all of the problems listed above remain. (Even restored from a backup to make sure that no remains of the newer version of VMware Tools were present.) The mouse issue in particular makes the OS X VM pretty unusable.

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Despite the fact that one of the patches appears to have failed, I am able to boot up my existing OS X 10.7 VM. I haven't tried creating an OS X VM from scratch so I don't know if that would be affected at all. There's also a new "VMware Workstation Server" service that is not restarted at the end of the patching process.

I also stole the OS X VMware Tools from VMware Fusion 4.0.1 and installed those (seeing as that OS X is officially supported over there now, I figured that there would be improvements).

There are a few issues that weren't there in VMware Workstation 7.5. I don't think they're related to the OS X "unlock" patch, but rather VMware Tools (or VMware itself).

- At the login screen the input seems to really lag... I had to try a few times to enter my password properly, only works if you go really slow.
- After logging in input is fine. However the video seems a little more laggy than before (animations opening windows and so forth).
- Also my mouse doesn't always leave the window properly. VMware likes to suck it back in. Moving it out quickly seems to work more often or using Ctrl+Alt to release it.
- A sub-point of the above... if I run in full-screen mode (on one of my two monitors), it is nearly impossible to get VMware to release the mouse. Ctrl+Alt doesn't work.

Using previous version of VMware Tools didn't help at all, all of the problems listed above remain. (Even restored from a backup to make sure that no remains of the newer version of VMware Tools were present.) The mouse issue in particular makes the OS X VM pretty unusable.

Aaron,

Thanks for the update, I am pretty sure Donk has a new vmwarebase.dll as part of the Workstation 8 "Unlocker" he has been working on, so do not with the greatest of respect waste too much time using Albert's "Unlocker" which was designed for Workstation 7, a signifcantly different base code if ESXi 5 is any guide. I am sure the new "Unlocker" will address all your issues, as we have seen with his new "ESXi 5 Unlocker".

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Has there been any progress on an unlocker, or at least a procedure for unlocking, the latest VMware version? I had a working Snow Leopard client on VMware Fusion 3.1, but after upgrading to version 4, Fusion refuses to start the VM because it isn't Server. In this case I already have a working vm, and all I need is a way to trick Fusion into starting SL client. The previous version of Albert's Unlocker no longer works on Fusion 4.

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Has there been any progress on an unlocker, or at least a procedure for unlocking, the latest VMware version? I had a working Snow Leopard client on VMware Fusion 3.1, but after upgrading to version 4, Fusion refuses to start the VM because it isn't Server. In this case I already have a working vm, and all I need is a way to trick Fusion into starting SL client. The previous version of Albert's Unlocker no longer works on Fusion 4.

trentfox,

Have a look at the following topics, will probably be more relevant moving forward with ESXi 5, Workstation 8, Player 4 and Fusion 4:

Donk's ESXi 5 Unlocker:
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1745191

MSoK's How To "Snow" and "Lion":
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1745457

Link to topic with some help on installing OS X without an "Unlocker":
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1748794

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Thanks, Mac Son of Knife. I don't have a good sense of the relationship between ESXi and Fusion, or the elements that differ between running of Snow Leopard client on a vm in a Mac and doing this on a PC. (I'm sure the latter is more interesting and challenging!) So reading those threads gave me a general idea of the needed changes, but I wouldn't try to guess how they would be implemented in Fusion without either an "unlocker" or instructions for doing so in Fusion. The good news appears to be that Donk is working on this now, and I can wait if I have to. I have one stat program I use regularly that has PPC code in it (thus the need for a SL vm), but I can run that program on a Linux vm as well. Unfortunately, I don't have a dual boot option on my office Mac because it's a 2011 mini that can with Lion. I have yet to hear of a successful installation of SL on a mini of my vintage.

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VMware 8.0.0 on Linux, completely unlocked for OSX. woot! :)

I created a Linux patch file, with terse instructions on how to use it, which I'm attaching to my post, in the hopes it will be useful to someone.

Windows and Mac users: Sorry, this patch is only for the Linux version of VMware 8.0.0

The libvmwarebase.so.0 file is not patched with Albert's VMware 7 unlocker, but all the other files are patched just fine. Albert's VMware 7 unlocker just needs to be tweaked a little bit, to make it work on VMware 8. If I had the source code to the VMware 7 unlocker, I'd update it, but since it is not available (that I know of), I just patched the libvmwarebase.so.0 file by hand.

After applying the patch, I expected to see OSX 10.7 on the list when creating a new VM, but it is the same as VMware 7. Maybe future versions of VMware 8 will add official support for osx 10.7, or maybe my patch is incomplete.

I know my patch will be out of date very soon. I'm hoping that Albert will update his VMware 7 unlocker to support VMware 8, or at least make source code available so that others (like me) can update it.

Many thanks for Albert for his original VMware 7 unlocker; without it, I would not be able to make this patch. I take no credit for the changes made to VMware 8. I simply looked at the changes made to VMware 7, and applied the same changes to VMware 8. It would have taken me forever to figure out what to change on my own.

The usual disclaimers apply. If you break it, you get to keep both pieces, and we get to laugh at you. :P

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There are unlockers for all of VMware's latest hypervisor variants.

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The last one comes with source code.

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There are unlockers for all of VMware's latest hypervisor variants.

Zenith,

A question is your latest Unlocker that supports ESXi 5, with Donk's scripts build specific or is it generic, as I read somewhere you were intending to do this so a new Unlocker was not needed everytime VMware release a patch. I guess the same question applies to the desktop products as well, thanks for your excellent work,

MSoK.





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