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I have created this topic as an installation guide and consolidated view for installing OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" and OS X 10.7 "Lion" under VMware Workstation 8, Player and Fusion 4 based on Donk's topic "Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 Mac OS X Unlocker" link below:

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1750629

Please use Donk's topic for questions regarding the Unlocker and this topic for questions regarding Mac OS X installation and guide update requests.

"The guide will appear here shortly, just need a little more time to iron out some of the new 'opportunities' Apple have given us with trying to install Lion".

[UPDATED: 12/NOV/2011]

PLEASE NOTE: Donk has released an update to his "universal unlocker" (unlock-all) which supports all current variants of VMware, i.e. ESXi 5 (including the latest patch), Workstation 8, Player 4 and Fusion 4. The latest "universal unlocker" (unlock-all) is a consolidation of Donk and Zenith432's work and provides the unlocker and scripts to stop and start relevant services as well as install the latest darwin.iso for installing VMWare Tools. The current version is "unlock-all-v101.zip".

Links to all the relevant and related topics in the InsanelyMac forum:

Donk's ESXi 5 (unlock-all) Mac OS X Universal Unlocker:
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1745191

Donk's ESXi 5, Workstation 8, Player 4 and Fusion 4 Mac OS X (unlock-all) Universal Unlocker:

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1750629
Although I have supplied both links the "Unlocker" is identical and supports ESXi 5, Workstation 8, Player 4 and Fusion 4.
[UPDATED: 12/NOV/2011] (Thanks to Donk and Zenith432)

[UPDATED: 03/OCT/2011]
Zenith432's Mac OS X (Generic) Unlocker's for Windows, Linux (Workstation 8, Player 4) and OS X (Fusion 4):
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1752790
[UPDATED: 03/OCT/2011] (Thanks to Zenith432, Donk and gokumba)

Link(s) to darwin.iso from ESXi 5 (current version 5.0.0) and Fusion 4 (current version 4.0.1) to install VMware Tools:
http://rapidshare.co...4/darwin500.iso
http://rapidshare.co...5/darwin401.iso

"Official Mirror" for Donk's "Unlocker" files:
http://rapidshare.co...i500-469512.tgz
http://rapidshare.co...i500-474610.tgz
http://rapidshare.co...-windows-u1.zip

Special thanks to Donk and Zenith432 without who's continued time and commitment none of this would be possible.

Regards MSoK.
(I will try to keep this post updated, with all relevant contributions gratefully received and credited)

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Hello,

I have unlock success for my VMware Workstation 8, but when i install lion in it, it's stop in a white screen, the select language ui is not display.

My install lion to vmware document is here:
http://www.sysprobs....dows-7-intel-pc

How to install lion in vmware workstation 8?

Thanks,
yuzifu.

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Hello

First of all thanks to Donk and MSoK for the unlocker and the guide.

I have upgraded my SL installation on Vmware player 3.1.4 to Lion on Workstation 8 successfully. I am using W7 x64 Ultimate as host.

Steps I followed:
1. I booted into Snow Leopard VM
2. Uninstalled VMsvga2_v1.2.3 and EnsoniqAudioPCI_v1.0.3 using uninstall.sh from
http://sourceforge.n.../vmsvga2/files/
3. Reboot the VM
4. Reinstalled Vmware tools from Fusion 4.0.1 (available in Donk's unlocker)
5. Shutdown the VM
6. Uninstalled Vmware player 3.1.4
7. Reboot the host OS
8. Installed workstation 8
9. Unlocked it using Donk's unlocker
10. Upgraded the OS X SL VM to Version: Workstation 8.0 virtual machine after opening it in Vmware workstation
11. Increased RAM of the VM to 2GB (originally I was using 1GB on SL)
12. Boot the VM
13. I mounted the OS X Lion install dmg and started the upgrade
14. It took about 20 minutes "Installing and downloading additional components"
15. It rebooted the VM and continued with the installation - another 20 to 30 minutes
16. After finishing it booted into Lion successfully
17. I reinstalled vmware tools
18. I installed update 10.7.1

I will install the new guestd_patches and Lion EnsoniqAudioPCI files then this will be a very smooth transition.

Thank you again

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I will install the new Lion EnsoniqAudioPCI files

You don't need to do that. Just set 'sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio"' in the VMX file and Lion has a native HDA kext that will give you sound.

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Just in case somebody did not find it:

Create Bootable Lion OS X ISO File from DMG

And you can use the created DVD to install Lion in Workstation 8

http://www.insanelym...p...0&start=60#

Or you can just create iso from .dmg as per:

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=270044

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You don't need to do that. Just set 'sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio"' in the VMX file and Lion has a native HDA kext that will give you sound.

Thank you Zenith for the tip.

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You don't need to do that. Just set 'sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio"' in the VMX file and Lion has a native HDA kext that will give you sound.

Oh sweet sweet audio. The virtual Ensoniq was a bitch to work with (and you've said as much), so this is the best change ever. :)

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You don't need to do that. Just set 'sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio"' in the VMX file and Lion has a native HDA kext that will give you sound.

Zenith,

Thanks for the update, if you add a Sound Card in your Virtual Machine Hardware Settings it should add the "sound.virtualDev" line to your vmx by default, but always wise to check if you are having audio issues.

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if you add a Sound Card in your Virtual Machine Hardware Settings it should add the "sound.virtualDev" line to your vmx by default

That's for new virtual machines/new sound card. Some people have VMs from like... years back :D

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@ MSoK

Still waiting for your guides however in the meanwhile i tried to boot from 10.6 SL dmg file after i applied your patch to a fresh installed Vmware 8. However it stucks right after the first gray screen.

Could you at least give some hints till your guide is ready ?

Hope it'll be ready soon btw...

PS: I need to reinstall my SL cuz my Vmware 7 SL VM do not boot under 8 with your patch... I plan to do a new installation and attach my old virtual hdd to the new one and recover my files from there...

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That's for new virtual machines/new sound card. Some people have VMs from like... years back :)

Zenith,

I had forgotten, sorry, I generally start again when I change machines or go to a major software release like Workstation 8, but I understand that is not an option for all, thanks for the reality check.

MSoK.

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I installed the latest version of iOS in Workstation 8 ;)

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Thats not iOS, it's MeTooOS :(

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I have managed to install Lion in vmware workstation 8.

1. unlock vware workstation 8 using Donk's Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 Mac OS X Unlocker

2. create an iso image of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

3. create a new default typical OS X 10.6 64-bit virtual machine.

4. Change the CD drive to SCSI 0:1 and use the Lion iso image.

5. boot to BIOS and go to EFI Boot Manager

6. boot from CDROM and install Lion

7. install vmware tools by mounting darwin.iso inside OS X 10.7 Lion

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I have managed to install Lion in vmware workstation 8.

1. unlock vware workstation 8 using Donk's Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 Mac OS X Unlocker

2. create an iso image of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

3. create a new default typical OS X 10.6 64-bit virtual machine.

4. Change the CD drive to SCSI 0:1 and use the Lion iso image.

5. boot to BIOS and go to EFI Boot Manager

6. boot from CDROM and install Lion

7. install vmware tools by mounting darwin.iso inside OS X 10.7 Lion


I found number two to be the tricky bit...

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I have managed to install Lion in vmware workstation 8.

1. unlock vware workstation 8 using Donk's Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 Mac OS X Unlocker
...

I must be missing something; has the Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 unlocker been issued yet? I want to unlock Fusion 4; I didn't think it was ready yet. Where can I get this?

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I'm stuck at the Apple logo too.

This is what I've done:
1) Installed VMware Workstation 8 on Windows 7 x86_64
2) Applied Donks VMware patch linked at the top of this thread.
3) Created an ISO file out of the original InstallESD.dmg
4) Created a new VM using "OS X 10.7" type, default hardware, CD/DVD changed to SCSI 1:0, using the ISO created in the previous step
5) Booted the VM - stuck at the Apple logo

I also tried to disable the SMC by setting smc.isPresent to "false" in the VMX, but no luck.


br pmf

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I have created this topic as an installation guide and consolidated view for installing OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" and OS X 10.7 "Lion" under VMware Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 based on Donk's topic "Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 Mac OS X Unlocker" link below:

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1750629

Please use Donk's topic for questions regarding the Unlocker and this topic for questions regarding Mac OS X installation and guide update requests.

"The guide will appear here shortly, just need a little more time to iron out some of the new 'oppotunities' Apple have given us with trying to install Lion"

Links to all the relevant and related topics in the InsanelyMac forum:

Donk's Workstation 8 and Fusion 4 Mac OS X Unlocker:

http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1750629

Donk's ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker:
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1745191

Link(s) to darwin.iso from ESXi 5 (current version 5.0.0) and Fusion 4 (cuurent version 4.0.1) to install VMware Tools:
http://rapidshare.co...4/darwin500.iso
http://rapidshare.co...5/darwin401.iso

"Official Mirror" for Donk's "Unlocker" files:
http://rapidshare.co...i500-469512.tgz
http://rapidshare.co...i500-474610.tgz
http://rapidshare.co...-windows-u1.zip

Special thanks to Donk without who's continued time and commitment none of this would be possible.

Regards MSoK.
(I will try to keep this post updated, with all relevant contributions gratefully received and credited)



Can I add to this the information we require to help sort issues out?

1. The VMX file associated with the guest
2. The latest vmware.log file found in the same folder as the guest

Please attach the files to a post, do NOT copy them inline as that only slows us down. Without this information it is hard for us to work out what may be going wrong.

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I'm stuck at the Apple logo too.

This is what I've done:
1) Installed VMware Workstation 8 on Windows 7 x86_64
2) Applied Donks VMware patch linked at the top of this thread.
3) Created an ISO file out of the original InstallESD.dmg
4) Created a new VM using "OS X 10.7" type, default hardware, CD/DVD changed to SCSI 1:0, using the ISO created in the previous step
5) Booted the VM - stuck at the Apple logo

I also tried to disable the SMC by setting smc.isPresent to "false" in the VMX, but no luck.


br pmf



ok everbody!!!! i have the same issues for few days,but now i just beat it!


the donks unlocker have some errors !NONE PATCHED THE X64 FILES
you need go to the “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\”
and patch the 3 files by yourself!

go to C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\ (your installation of the path )

copy unlocker files :”bspatch.exe,vmware-vmx.bsdiff,vmware-vmx-debug.bsdiff. vmware-vmx-stats.bsdiff“ to here

make the new dir named “backup”

and type command line :

“C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64>bspatch.exe vmware-vmx-debu
g.exe .\backup\vmware-vmx-debug.exe vmware-vmx-debug.bsdiff”

“C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64>bspatch.exe vmware-vmx-stat
s.exe .\backup\vmware-vmx-stats.exe vmware-vmx-stats.bsdiff”

“C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64>bspatch.exe vmware-vmx.exe
.\backup\vmware-vmx.exe vmware-vmx.bsdiff”

finally use the backup directory files Replace x64 files

AND EVERYproblem SOLVED
(forgive my poor english IM Chinese user ofcuz i use win7 x64)

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ok everbody!!!! i have the same issues for few days,but now i just beat it!


the donks unlocker have some errors !NONE PATCHED THE X64 FILES
you need go to the “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\”
and patch the 3 files by yourself!

go to C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\ (your installation of the path )

copy unlocker files :”bspatch.exe,vmware-vmx.bsdiff,vmware-vmx-debug.bsdiff. vmware-vmx-stats.bsdiff“ to here

make the new dir named “backup”

and type command line :

“C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64>bspatch.exe vmware-vmx-debu
g.exe .\backup\vmware-vmx-debug.exe vmware-vmx-debug.bsdiff”

“C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64>bspatch.exe vmware-vmx-stat
s.exe .\backup\vmware-vmx-stats.exe vmware-vmx-stats.bsdiff”

“C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64>bspatch.exe vmware-vmx.exe
.\backup\vmware-vmx.exe vmware-vmx.bsdiff”

finally use the backup directory files Replace x64 files

AND EVERYproblem SOLVED
(forgive my poor english IM Chinese user)


Part of the problem is people are just running the install.cmd directly. I did say to open a command prompt (cmd.exe) first with admin privileges. However I will change the code to run by clicking on it.





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