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In Topic: How to Install Retail OS X 10.6 "Snow" and OS X 10.7 "Lion" u...

14 October 2011 - 10:37 AM

Sorry you are close to giving up, can only think it is your media, invest in the retail DVD from the Apple store it will work first time, and if you want to use an iso, then ImgBurn will make a fully working iso from your "Retail" SL DVD. From the above media, both DVD and ISO, I have a fully working "Snow" running under Workstation 8, not so straight forward when it comes to Lion, but that is a different discussion.

Finally if you want to run "Snow" and not "Lion", then stick with Workstation 7 the latest version is 7.1.5, from one or two comments I have seen "Snow" runs better in W7. The latest is not always the best, LoL!


Thx a lot and appreceiate all your help : )

My experience is similar; W7 runs Snow much smoother. I was running Lion too in a separate VM till yesterday before i got the 10.7.2 update - now my installation is fubared though i should have take a snapshot.

Btw besides OS X i don't think VM8 runs Windows VM's faster or more smooth than the v7. Maybe a little better 3D support but not so different. As you say: "The latest is not always the best".

In Topic: How to Install Retail OS X 10.6 "Snow" and OS X 10.7 "Lion" u...

08 October 2011 - 05:56 PM

Thx a lot, i tried this tool too but no joy.

I'm still stuck with the beachball.

Is there anything wrong with my config file ?

I'm so close to go back to VM 7.1...

use dmgtoiso converter. It works fast and fine.

Download: http://vu1tur.eu.org...1.6.2-win32.zip

Conversion: Installation not required, just run the below command after extraction. ( Make sure to configure path in Windows OS)

Open cmd, go to extracted folder in dos, type the following command

dmg2img <Source file.dmg> <destination file.iso>

At the end, you will get a successfully converted ISO from DMG in Windows. This ISO can be easily mounted using any mounting software or attached to VMware or VirtualBox as CD ROM drive

In Topic: How to Install Retail OS X 10.6 "Snow" and OS X 10.7 "Lion" u...

07 October 2011 - 11:10 PM

From Workstation 7.1 you cannot mount a dmg file, so need to convert to iso, then follow the "How To" link below:


Thx a lot MSoK for the tip.

I converted DMG file to ISO via UltraISO however after the first gray screen i'm getting SBBOD no matter what i do.

I really don't know what i'm missing... Appreciate your help. Thx...

Here is my config file:

.encoding = "windows-1254"
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "8"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
memsize = "1024"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "slos64.vmdk"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
floppy0.fileName = ""
floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
usb.present = "TRUE"
ehci.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge4.functions = "8"
pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge5.functions = "8"
pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge6.functions = "8"
pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge7.functions = "8"
vmci0.present = "TRUE"
hpet0.present = "TRUE"
ich7m.present = "TRUE"
usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "TRUE"
firmware = "efi"
monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"
monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"
displayName = "slos64"
guestOS = "darwin10-64"
nvram = "slos64.nvram"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
powerType.powerOff = "hard"
powerType.powerOn = "hard"
powerType.suspend = "hard"
powerType.reset = "hard"
extendedConfigFile = "slos64.vmxf"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:a6:9f:00"
vmci0.id = "-1012490496"
uuid.location = "56 4d 13 b9 78 cf 79 8b-5d 75 b8 15 c3 a6 9f 00"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 13 b9 78 cf 79 8b-5d 75 b8 15 c3 a6 9f 00"
cleanShutdown = "TRUE"
replay.supported = "FALSE"
replay.filename = ""
scsi0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33"
ehci.pciSlotNumber = "34"
vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "35"
usb:1.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "134217728"
usb:1.speed = "2"
usb:1.deviceType = "hub"
usb:1.port = "1"
usb:1.parent = "-1"
ide1:0.fileName = "Z:\snowleopard_10a432_userdvd - Copy.iso"
mks.enable3d = "TRUE"
smc.present = "FALSE"
usb:0.present = "TRUE"
usb:0.deviceType = "hid"
usb:0.port = "0"
usb:0.parent = "-1"

i'm on win 7 32-bit / 2 GB RAM using VMware 8 with VT-Enabled Intel e5300

In Topic: How to Install Retail OS X 10.6 "Snow" and OS X 10.7 "Lion" u...

06 October 2011 - 11:31 PM

Has anyone able to install SL to VM 8 via Donk's patch ?

With Donk's unlocker, how could you achieve the installation of 10.6 Snow Leopard ?

I point out the DMG file instead of ISO, it tries to boot however after a while it stucks on gray screen before the installer comes up.

: (

In Topic: How to Install Retail OS X 10.6 "Snow" and OS X 10.7 "Lion" u...

22 September 2011 - 08:36 PM

@ 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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