Firstly, let me thank everyone involved in these projects - amazing! I may not be able to help develop, but am certainly willing to donate (is there somewhere/how I can do this?) anyway....
I have previously managed to get 10.5 working perfectly many times under VM7.1 (w7 x64) using the older method (vmware-darwin-200 etc).
I have uninstalled vmware 7.1, reinstalled, ran the script (didn't see any errors) and followed the directions posted in the above pdf. (seemed fairly natural to me). However, firstly, the vmware "boot sequence graphics" that I am used to seems to have changed dramatically and takes much longer (I kind of figure this is expected..) however, running from a retail DVD of 10.6.3 I am getting the dreaded error message "A Virtual CPU has entered a shutdown state...." etc etc..
For the life of me I can't figure out where I'm going wrong.... would anybody please be able to point out where I might be making the 'ol "ID-10-T" error ?
thanks in advance for your time.
edit: REading around... would the fact I'm running an i5-M520 be the issue with the 10.6.3?
edit2: using standard instructions and a 10.5.4 iso directed from within vmware works flawlessly..... (as above)
edit3: Is it also normal for the boot process to take longer this way (10.5.8) than with the other vmware-darwin-200?
Firstly 10.6.3 does not support Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, this was resolved in the 10.6.4 update, so you need to install with a virgin 10.6.0 and upgrade straight to 10.6.4 or install from a 10.6.4 retail DVD, although I have not seen a retail DVD of 10.6.4 yet.
Using Albert's unlocker allows Workstation 7.1 to install and run SL natively, and yes the boot sequence is slower than Donk's method using the modified darwin iso, but once booted offers similar performance, the advantage of the unlocker method is you do not need to modify your vmx file as in Donk's method, and does not need the darwin iso to run SL. However you do need a copy of the darwin iso to install the VMware Tools.
But use the latest darwin iso 310b6 rather than 200 as this contains the darwin iso from fusion 3.0, compared to 310b6 which contains the latest fusion 3.1 darwin iso, link below:http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1495893