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pmdci

Member Since 08 May 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 28 2012 03:44 PM
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noon question on VMware: Can I upgrade 10.7 to 10.8 and hope it will work?

28 July 2012 - 10:18 AM

Hi there,

I currently have a Mac OSX 10.7 running under VMware workstation 8. It works fine (except sound being a bit corky).

I got some modified files for this VM which means it doesn't need the darwin.iso or some weird boot loader. The VM just boots :)

My question is, if I upgrade this VM to 10.8, I have the feeling that the VM wouldn't boot any more... Is this something that can be potentially resolved, or do I need to start from scratch?

Cheers,
P.

PS: I meant "noob" question not "noon" (I am still asleep, sorry!)

VMWare or VirtualBox - Which one has better audio/video performance?

23 May 2012 - 09:18 PM

Hello there,

I currently have Mac OS X (10.7 Mountain Lion) running under VMWare Workstation 8 on Windows 7. I have 16GB of RAM and I dedicated 4 to MacOS X

At first I wasn't very happy with the video performance. But after getting some SVGA II drivers here at Insanely Mac, I reckon the video performance is alright considering is a Virtual Machine.


What I am looking for is a VM that would give me a fair 2D and at least some general audio playback capability (something tells me running Logic Pro under a VM would never be a good idea).

I can't stop but wonder whether VirtualBox would be better than VMWare, mainly because with virtual box there aren't any hacks I must do in the virtualization software to run Mac OS X. I mean, with VMware I had to "unlock" Mac OS X as a guest OS option. Plus, perhaps I am wrong but I believe that it would also be easier to get audio and video? working at a better performance, since I reckon that Oracle thelselves would be working to provide decent drivers for Mac OS X under Virtual Box.

Before I venture into trying to run Mac OS X under VirtualBox just for the sake of comparison (and risking wasting some precious time when I could be doing something more productive, like playing The Witcher 2 or diablo 3 :thumbsup_anim: ) I would rather "hear" what the community here has to say. What do you guys reckon?

Also I never ran ######. on my Mac OS X VM as I thought this is only really necessary in "physical" (as in non-VMs) Mac OS X installs. But I have a feeling that I might be terribly wrong :)

Any suggestions / recommendations are greatly appreciated. I am a total "noob" in the hackintosh scene. So my appologies in advance :angel_not:

Cheers!
P.
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