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I'm not able to find it... here my vSphere Client screenshot...
Could You help me, please? I don't understand what is the problem...

Thank You

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Sorry, my last answer was a little cryptic:
You have to create the VM first as 10.6 guest.
Then you change the settings of the VM to 10.7 (on the second tab of the change settings window)

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Oh thank You very much...
Ok, I successfully installed Lion on my ESXi 5 with the use of vmdk trick.
I found that Lion does not see any IDE device, only SCSI devices! Can someone confirm this?!?

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Yep. That seems to be an issue at the moment.

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Yep. That seems to be an issue at the moment.

Yes that is the issue. The Lion support in Fusion 2011 beta always creates SCSI drives and CDROMS. I can't find a way to create a SCSI CDROM in ESXi except as pass-thru to actual server drive.

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Yes that is the issue. The Lion support in Fusion 2011 beta always creates SCSI drives and CDROMS. I can't find a way to create a SCSI CDROM in ESXi except as pass-thru to actual server drive.



This is very strange based on some research, we should be able to add a scsi CDROM atleast from vmx file using this

scsi0:0.present = "true"
scsi0:0.startConnected = "TRUE" 
scsi0:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

but I get this and machine doesnt boot.....

Invalid scsi device type "cdrom-raw"


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This is very strange based on some research, we should be able to add a scsi CDROM atleast from vmx file using this

scsi0:0.present = "true"
scsi0:0.startConnected = "TRUE" 
scsi0:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

but I get this and machine doesnt boot.....

Invalid scsi device type "cdrom-raw"

Yep and VMware will also re-write the VMX file to convert SCSI CDROM to IDE. I have a recollection that ESXi has never supported SCSI CDROM which point to ISOs.

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I installed Donk's patch, rebooted a couple of times, and when I try to install snow leopard via an iso it hangs.
When I view the event tab it says: The CPU has been disabled by the guest operation system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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I installed Donk's patch, rebooted a couple of times, and when I try to install snow leopard via an iso it hangs.
When I view the event tab it says: The CPU has been disabled by the guest operation system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

What is the guest type set to?

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First OS X 10.6 and later OS X 10.7, both with the same results.

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First OS X 10.6 and later OS X 10.7, both with the same results.

CPU Type? Don't forget that Snow Leopard before certain versions can't support modern CPUs.

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It is an AMD Phenom II X6, but I thought by using VMware ESXi, that wouldn't matter.

I have run Snow Leopard on it using ModCD's though.

Would a AMD Phenom II X6 be to new for 10.6.0?

Thanks in advance,

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It is an AMD Phenom II X6, but I thought by using VMware ESXi, that wouldn't matter.

I have run Snow Leopard on it using ModCD's though.

Would a AMD Phenom II X6 be to new for 10.6.0?

Thanks in advance,

Grootstyr

Sorry but these patches will only support CPUs that Mac OS X supports out of the box. You would need to put together something with a modified kernel to work on this. Should point out that all the work I have done, also the support by MSoK, is only for using vanilla copies of Mac OS X.

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It was a vanilla Snow Leopard, only a ModCD to emulate BIOS.
So if I'm right I need to buy an Intel board with Intel i7 or something?

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It was a vanilla Snow Leopard, only a ModCD to emulate BIOS.
So if I'm right I need to buy an Intel board with Intel i7 or something?

I would guess the ModCD had a modified kernel installed to allow AMD chips. You could look and see if there is anything in the other forums ere, but I don't really follow hacking to run on AMD. An modern Intel CPU will run it OK but make sure t is 64-bit with VT-x and EPT extensions.

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Intel CPU's not used by any mac in the past are also not supported, am I right?

(Such as Intel's Sandy Bridge platform)

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Intel CPU's not used by any mac in the past are also not supported, am I right?

(Such as Intel's Sandy Bridge platform)


Depends, the latest patch to Snow Leopard supports Sandy Bridge and Lion does out of the box.

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I tried Snow Leopard Server and Lion installation on my ASUS P5K + Intel Q6600 and everything works fine!

One question: it's possible now an hardware fake using smbios.plist or something similar??? I found that use of smbios.plist is possible only with Chameleon.

Thank You very much...

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I installed the ESXi 5 patch and created an OSX 10.6 x64 VM. I then booted via the Snow Leopard ISO on my data store. I get the grey screen with the Apple logo and the spinning gear. After a minute or so, the Apple logo turns into a circle with a line though it. Any ideas?

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I installed the ESXi 5 patch and created an OSX 10.6 x64 VM. I then booted via the Snow Leopard ISO on my data store. I get the grey screen with the Apple logo and the spinning gear. After a minute or so, the Apple logo turns into a circle with a line though it. Any ideas?

Iceman,

We need some more information, i.e. Processor type, version of OS X 10.6, the normal problem is the latest retail version of OS X is 10.6.3 and if you have a Core i processor or Xeon 5600 series they are not supported without the CPUID mask being set, but this is a guess without additional information. Have a look at the following topic, link below, which is the equivalent of this "How to" but for Workstation 4 and Player 3 instead of ESXi 5, but still should find some useful information:

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

Cheers, MSoK.





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