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I've followed a few tutorials for installing OSX 10.6 in VM Workstation 7 (on my Dell M5400 with an i7 processor and virtualization turned on using a retail OSX10.6.3 disc), but I'm still having some issues.

If I manually edit the VMX to say "darwin" and boot with -v, then I get all the way through

Loading HFS+ file:...
EFI runtime runtime returned 0
Starting Darwin/x86_

And see the gray screen with dark gray Apple logo for a split second, but the machine immediately reboots with the "A Virtual CPU has entered the shutdown state" message. However, I also have the following settings which other forum posts say should work:

guestOS = "darwin-64"
ich7m.present = "TRUE"
smc.present = "FALSE"
keyboard.vusb.enable = "TRUE"
mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE"
monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"
monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

Any other tips?

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I've followed a few tutorials for installing OSX 10.6 in VM Workstation 7 (on my Dell M5400 with an i7 processor and virtualization turned on using a retail OSX10.6.3 disc), but I'm still having some issues.

If I manually edit the VMX to say "darwin" and boot with -v, then I get all the way through

Loading HFS+ file:...
EFI runtime runtime returned 0
Starting Darwin/x86_

And see the gray screen with dark gray Apple logo for a split second, but the machine immediately reboots with the "A Virtual CPU has entered the shutdown state" message. However, I also have the following settings which other forum posts say should work:

guestOS = "darwin-64"
ich7m.present = "TRUE"
smc.present = "FALSE"
keyboard.vusb.enable = "TRUE"
mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE"
monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"
monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

Any other tips?


Which guide did you use to install?

It might also be your processor. Donk has made a few patched kernels for his method and some processors which apple os does not recognize. It is just a guess, but check to see if the i7 has compatibility issues with Snow Leopard.

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Which guide did you use to install?


I've tried several from other sites (http://bobhood.wordp...-workstation-7/, http://www.redmondpi...ows-7-9140301/) and I also used some tools from this site: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=220750

It might also be your processor. Donk has made a few patched kernels for his method and some processors which apple os does not recognize. It is just a guess, but check to see if the i7 has compatibility issues with Snow Leopard.


That's a good guess. I did try OS 10.5 and it installed easily, but when I tried to upgrade to 10.6 from within 10.5, it reboots about half way through copying files from the DVD. I'll see if I can find anything from Donk on i7.

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I've tried several from other sites (http://bobhood.wordp...-workstation-7/, http://www.redmondpi...ows-7-9140301/) and I also used some tools from this site: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=220750



That's a good guess. I did try OS 10.5 and it installed easily, but when I tried to upgrade to 10.6 from within 10.5, it reboots about half way through copying files from the DVD. I'll see if I can find anything from Donk on i7.


Refer to this post from MSok, he has more knowledge on this issue:

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1513860

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Refer to this post from MSok, he has more knowledge on this issue:

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1513860

As I indicated in the link noted by ArgVega, thanks for all your help by the way, 10.6.3 has an issue with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, and they (Apple) did a patch of 10.6.3(a) for iMac / MiniMac when they introduced the i5 and i7 into the range, but the full update 10.6.4 resolved the issue for all, and i5 and i7 based PC's can now run SL under VMware Workstation or Player fine (I have an i7 CPU myself, and had all the issues as soon as I updated to 10.6.3).





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