Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:21 AM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:08 PM
I use mine online so would be good to find a way to install security changes.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:59 PM
Few days ago I've decided to give OSX another shot, because I deleted it from my HDD few months ago for various reasons, and it works (almost) prefectly on my HPMS with AMD Radeon HD 6450 with QE/CI. Well I've just installed iLife'11, but I have a very annoying problem with iMovie: it crashes every time I try to export a file... Do you know what causes the problem and potentially how to fix it? Because it's really frustrating... Thanks in advance.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:58 PM
Any help appreciated
Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:46 PM
Okey-doke. I've got questions, so I'm asking.
just thought I should let you all know iv managed to get snow leopard running under esxi using the previous hint, following that i downloaded a seperate darwin_snow.iso from iFans so i could install vmware tools, I also used donks unlocker and now have the machine running as "Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard 64 Bit", so the entire proceedure is as follows:
1. insert nawcom's boot cd
2. swap to snow leopard cd
3. press f5 until "snow leopard" is listed, select using arrow keys and press enter
3. once installer starts enter disk utility and partition the vmware disk
4. run the installer
5. reboot and swap to modified darwin_snow.iso
6. install vmware tools from iso and reboot
7. install donks unlocker
8. change virtual machine to "Snow Leopard 64 bit"
9. insert nawcoms disk for booting
Just thought i'd add that after this was done i 'upgraded' vmware tools using the esxi console =]
and your good to go, any questions please ask. =]
I've tried to install Snow Leopard inside ESXi 5.1.0 (build 799733) on an N40L Microserver, but without success.
I've applied Donk's unlocker v1.1.0 to ESXi. I can see darwin.vgz in /bootbank, and /bootbank/boot.cfg contains an entry near the end for darwin.vgz. I can see /darwin.vgz loading at the server console during ESXi's boot sequence. If I uninstall the unlocker, then darwin.vgz disappears from /bootbank and the entry disappears from /bootbank/boot.cfg, and /darwin.vgz no longer appears during ESXi's boot sequence. As I write this post, however, the unlocker IS installed.
I downloaded Nawcom's boot CD 3.2 (filename OSX86_ModCD-032311-151021.iso) from OSX86.net, darwin_snow.iso from iFans, and also ripped an ISO (7,771,521,024 bytes) of my retail Snow Leopard DVD. All three ISO images are sitting in /vmfs/volumes/Datastore/vmimages/OSX.
Using vSphere Client 5.1.0 (build 786111) on Windows 7 I created a virtual machine with the following details:
* Configuration: Custom
* Name: OSX
* Storage: Datastore
* Virtual Machine Version: 8
* Guest Operating System: Other/Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit)
* CPUs: 1 socket, 1 core per socket, 1 core total
* Memory size: 1GB
* Network connections: 1 (the only available adapter choice is E1000)
* SCSI controller: LSI Logic Parallel
* Select a disk: Create a new virtual disk
* Create a disk: 40GB, Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed, Store with the virtual machine
* Advanced Options: Virtual Device Node SCSI (0:0), Independent mode is NOT ticked
I then edited the CD/DVD drive to use the Datastore ISO file /Datastore/vmimages/OSX/OSX86_ModCD-032311-151021.iso (step 1 of your process is to use nawcom's boot CD).
If I try to boot from OSX86_ModCD-032311-151021.iso all I see is "unsuccessful." in the EFI console. Similarly, if I try to boot from darwin_snow.iso I again see "unsuccessful." in the EFI console. Lastly, if I try to boot from the Snow Leopard ISO I see the Apple logo briefly before the VM crashes and reboots and the cycle repeats until I power off the VM or unmount the ISO. If I try to press F5 nothing changes; the VM constantly reboots as long as the Snow Leopard ISO is mounted.
I went back to the first post in this thread for inspiration. I wanted to avoid using USB sticks or real hard disks as my Microserver is under my desk, and it's a bit awkward to scramble down there (I'm not as young and limber as I once was).
The following steps were carried out on a separate computer (Intel Core 2 Duo) running Windows 7 and VMware Workstation 9.0.1 (build 894247), which has a working Mountain Lion 10.8.2 VM.
* I created a second virtual SCSI hard disk of 8GB and attached it before starting the VM.
* I used Disk Utility to restore from the Snow Leopard DVD to the newly-created 8GB partition.
* I downloaded Nawcom's ModUSB app from OSX86.net, as blog.nawcom.com appears to be down for the time being. I ran the ModUSB application and pointed it at the 8GB MAC OS X Install volume.
* I shut down the VM and detached the 8GB virtual disk.
Then, from Windows, I copied the 8GB .vmdk file (OSX10_6.vmdk) via SCP to /vmfs/volumes/Datastore/OSX on ESXi, and verified the copy using MD5 checksums in Windows and ESXi.
I signed into the ESXi console and used the command vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/Datastore/OSX/OSX10_6.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/Datastore/OSX/OSX10_6_Install.vmdk to convert the Workstation VMDK for use with ESXi.
After the conversion was complete, I returned to the vSphere client and attached the new OSX10_6_Install.vmdk file to the OSX VM, on virtual node SCSI (0:1).
I started the virtual machine and held down the Alt key to get into the EFI. I chose Boot Manager and picked the new option "EFI Virtual disk (1.0)" which now appeared at the bottom of the list. Just like with the Snow Leopard ISO image, I briefly saw the Apple log before the VM reset itself and attempted to boot again.
And now I'm out of ideas. I can't boot from Nawcom's boot CD, I can't boot from darwin_snow.iso, I can't boot from the Snow Leopard ISO, and I can't boot from a (virtual) hard disk created from the Snow Leopard DVD.
So where did I go wrong? What do I need to do to get the Snow Leopard installer to load inside an ESXi VM on an AMD Turion II N40L-based system?
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:03 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:39 AM
I'm interested in running my N40L with SL and Zevo zfs but this needs 64 bit kernel...
Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:20 PM
I've made a bit of progress. I change the machine type from an EFI-only one (Apple Mac OS X) to a BIOS one (FreeBSD). Now I can boot the VM from Nawcom's boot CD and see the Snow Leopard DVD after changing mounted media and pressing F5.
Did it install ok after this? I have a N36L running ESXi and it would be very useful to be able to set up SL on it.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:27 PM
Posted 23 November 2013 - 07:44 PM
had a few hdd problems recently so used ccc to backup volumes, move them around and so on.
somehow i 'broke' the installation so that whilst it would still boot i needed to hit return during the boot and sometimes needed to press the power button when the boot got stuck.
all of that i probably would've lived with, but then i noticed that the micro server was only running with one cpu core.
after several hours of looking at the OP and trying different options a simple reinstall of chameleon 2.0 820 gave me an interaction free boot and both cores back.
so just came back to say thanks to Janitor (again)
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