I seriously doubt it. For instance, compare the code Apple uses in tsc_init() to determine cpu-frequency/bus-ratio to the code in Chameleon cpu.c/scan_cpu(). There's a bunch of AMD-specific code in there. More generally, there are differences in MSRs between the two CPU lines that make life difficult. That's what the guys that make AMD kernels have to deal with to adapt the kernel.
There were some older incompatibilities, like missing SSE3, but I think that one is gone now.
Yeah - I had a look at the kernel code previously. It was just a mad idea I had AMD and Redhat did mess around with Intel <-> AMD live migrations but never made it out of the labs.
OK, guy's I have the relevant AMD hardware, but not either of your programming skills, if I can be of help, please let me know, even if this is a wild goose chase then I am on board for the ride, LoL!
Thanks for the help.
I followed the instructions at the link you gave above. Everything seemed to work fine until I got to the "Select a Disk to install on" window in the Mac install sequence. There were no locations in the box to select so I couldn't "continue". I could go back so it wasn't "hung". An "install tools" dialog popped up in the VMware, but when I clicked on the install button (after the third install attempt), I got a "couldn't find the file" message.
I think you are missing a step, unlike Windows, OS X does not see the hardware, well not in a VMware environment, so you need to run Disk Utility and prepare your VMware virtual disk so OS X can see it in the installation process, and I quote:
"Eventually you should move on to the language selection screen, select your language and press the right arrow button.
The Install Mac OS X screen should appear; this is the point we need to prepare the virtual disk for use with OS X, so DO NOT
click on the Continue button. Instead select Utilities then Disk Utility…"
Have a further look at my "How To" guide, sorry if I have not understood how far you are through the process. You cannot install the VMware Tools from the VMware menu or via the dialog pop up, not strictly true, but better to install the VMware Tools by mounting the darwin.iso just to be safe