I don't believe it is an issue with my apple id. I can use my apple id everywhere else - 2 other macs, iphone, ipad, itunes in windows. (By the way, I also checked that I'm not at my account limit). What is interesting is that if I put in an incorrect password it tells me my password is incorrect. However, when putting in the correct password the login just spins. The error I mentioned "frostycup=1" is when I try to click create account. I tested the login in itunes as well - same results.
At first I thought maybe there was a firewall issue or someother network issue blocking access to the store. But I have other devices working fine on this network and have checked my gateway device to verify there are no issues there. You are right there are two other posts on apple with regards to this - with no responses. This may not be an issue with the virtualized mac - but it is the only place I experience it. I've only virtualized a mac one other time - so I don't have a lot of experience, but I'm still just left wondering if there is something else with the vm causing this. I haven't tried icloud yet... but I've seen some posts here or other places that indicate icloud may not work on a virtualized mac for some reason. I also noticed a post somewhere about maps not working correctly - and it is not working correctly either.
After looking back through all your instructions, the only thing I didn't do yet is edit the cpuid. But I was under the impression that would cause issues witht the vm booting, correct? Other than that, I followed the instructions for installing Mavericks and then installed the svga II package. Any other ideas?
Just noticed an error message in console....
Hardware SerialNumber "......" looks incorrect or invalid.
Could this be the cause?