gondolas, on Nov 21 2011, 09:53 AM, said:
This is my first attempt to install macosx 10.6 into a esxi5 i have run the unlock_all-1.01 on my server and rebooted.
After that i can create a virtual machine for MAcOSX 10.6 and boot. However the machine hangs on the grey screen first schowing the apple logo and afterward a circle with a / .
I have no clue what to do next, this thread does not have an answer for my problem i think.
As stated i have included the log file and the config file of my virtual machine.
I need a Lion server to do some tests.
As suggested adding the CPUID may help, for a lot more help have a look at the following topic, it is for W7 but will give you lots of relevant information.
anondalsoth, on Nov 19 2011, 06:41 PM, said:
I have a HP Micro Server running ESXi from a USB stick and have 4 disks installed on the machine. I want to run Mac OSX 10.6 from a VM on one of these disks but am really struggling here with the information as it is a bit spread out for me and seems to jump about. I am not sure if you guys actually have a step by step guide or not?
I have used Veeam to SCP into the EXSi server and could see the 4 hard drives. I have copied the following files to the 4th hard disk:
I am not incredibly experienced with ESXi but have managed to access the console using alt f1 (after first turning on the option in the f2 settings area to allow this) and then get a bit stuck as I am not sure of the command to run the script files to patch things and to be honest am not sure if I am supposed to be running this from one of the actual disks i intend to use to host the VM or actually on the USB which is running ESXi.
I did not want ESXi on one of the 4 hard disks so I ran the installer using a memory stick i had copied ESXi onto using unetbootin. I then installed it to the usb so all 4 disks were free to use. The USB with ESXi is permanently in the machine. Not sure if you want me to copy the scripts to the usb which is not something i was able to see when i used SCP to connect and transfer them across.
Any help would be much appreciated guys!! I am learning but admit I am a newbie with this and need a little guidance!
If I get the machine patched I was assuming I could then use the VSphere client to create a OSX VM and then boot it either from USB or a DVD to install the Mac OS.
Normally to install ESXi on a USB key, boot the Server with the ESXi media, and install to the attached USB stick, make sure the USB is the first or second boot device after CD/DVD. Once ESXi is up and running from USB, allocate some or all of your local HD storage as VMFS storage. This is where you upload the unlocker and run it from a console login (ALT F1), then navigate to the directory you put the files and run the install script by typing ./install.sh at the command prompt.
I run this configuration all the time, with one local HD for VMFS and a second HD with Windows Server 2008 R2, which boots by default if i remove my USB stick.
Unfortunately in your case you have an HP Micro Server which has an AMD processor, so while the unlocker may give you the option to create an OS X guest, it will not boot without a modified kernel.