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About sofakng

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  1. I'm trying to install El Capitan on ESXi 6.0 and the OS X installer keeps freezing as random times. Has anybody else experienced this?
  2. Thanks! I'm installing OS X Yosemite as we speak... so far so good! EDIT: Yosemite installation went perfect and I'm installing/configuring Xcode. Everything looks great.
  3. sofakng

    Status of Unlocker 2.0

    This is fantastic news! I'm running ESXi 6.0 in a home lab, so I would be more than happy to test out if you wanted. Great work guys!
  4. I'm having this EXACT same problem. I'm running ESXi 5.1.0 build 914609... Here is the vmkernel.log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5574332/
  5. Thanks as always for your hard work, Donk. Does anybody know if Workstation 8 (and ESXi 5) include QE/CI support for OS X? According to the release note, OS X has "improved 3D capability" under VMware so I'm hoping that QE/CI might finally work!
  6. Yeah, it sounds like the CPUID Mask won't help but what about those specialized/custom boot loaders? For example, I restored the Snow Leopard DVD to a USB stick and then applied some patches. It boots fine in my main pc but ESXi doesn't even see it as a bootable drive. Is this normal? I've tried booting it using both BIOS and EFI but both of them just ignore the USB drive and won't boot from it. (but I know it's bootable because it works in my main pc)
  7. Thanks! I'll continue my questions about installing Snow Leopard here since it seems more appropriate. (please let me know if I'm incorrect) Anyways... My ESXi host is running an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T. After installing the unlocker, I tried booting my retail Snow Leopard (10.6.3) DVD but it didn't work. It sounds like that is because the ESXi host is an AMD system. My next attempt was using this guide here which has you restore the retail Snow Leopard DVD to a USB stick and then install "ModUSB". I've tried that but when I attempt to boot it inside ESXi, it says "EFI USB... unsuccessful." (ie. it can't successfully boot from my USB stick) The USB stick definitely works because I've booted my main PC using it and it booted into the ModUSB bootloader. TLDR; How do I get my AMD ESXi 5 host working with Snow Leopard?
  8. Thanks very much for the explanation. I'll continue my question in the other thread since the original post on that thread says it's meant for questions regarding installing OS X and this thread is more about the unlocker itself. Thanks again so much!
  9. I've installed the ESXi 5.0 unlocker but after I boot my retail Snow Leopard DVD (10.6.3), I see the Apple logo, and then a blinking cursor, and then it reboots over and over. I've added the cpuid and smc.present = true lines to the VMX file but I'm still not having any luck. The ESXi host is running an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor. (I didn't think the host CPU mattered though since the guest operating system is virtualized...)
  10. Thanks for the information! Also - I _greatly_ appreciate all of your efforts on brining OS X to VMware! Anyways... why does the CPU matter for ESXi and OS X? Since the guest operating system is virtualized, I thought Snow Leopard wouldn't even know about the CPU in the host, etc.
  11. I was also going to ask how this worked, but really I'm just wondering if this might affect the stability of the ESXi host. Does this patch the VMX binaries used by the entire system, or does it only patch binaries that the OS X host would use? EDIT: Also, I'm having a problem installing Snow Leopard. I've patched my ESXi 5.0 system, rebooted, and created an "Apple OS X 10.6 (64-bit)" guest operating system. I'm using the host CD-ROM drive. When the guest os boots, it boots my retail Snow Leopard DVD and I see the Apple logo, but then a second or two later I see a blinking cursor and the system reboots over and over...
  12. I'm using an Intel X-25M 80 GB SSD and I want to dual-boot Windows 7 and OS X. (First I'll be installing using the retail Snow Leopard 10.6.3 disk, then upgrading to Lion) How do I properly partition my drive so the alignment is best for the SSD? I've found guides for proper alignment of one operating system but not for two... Can anybody please help me out?
  13. I'm having almost no luck trying to install Snow Leopard (from a retail 10.6.3 retail DVD) onto my system. I've tried the following options and almost all combinations: -x -v PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No It seems as though "GraphicsEnabler=No -v" (the -v is important for some reason) causes the install to start most of the time but it's very random. I've also had the other options randomly work but most of the time I get a kernel panic before the install will start. Also, [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] always gives me an error "Errors occured while starting the computer..." no matter what options that I use. Here is my system: ASUS Sabertooth P67 (Core i5 2500k, "Sandy Bridge") 2x 4 GB RAM (total 8 GB RAM) 2x NVidia GTX 480 (SLI) Drives set to AHCI I know my hardware isn't optimal for OS X (nvidia, 2x video cards, etc) but I've seen many reports of this configuration working so I know it's possible. Can anybody give me any tips? I'm using the latest [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] version as well...
  14. Are there any guides for installing as close to retail as possible on a P67 motherboard? I'm using an ASUS Sabertooth P67 motherboard (EFI) and have a retail Snow Leopard DVD that I purchased from Amazon. I can partition my drive to GPT so I should have almost everything I need to install nearly "retail" but I know I need to bypass the TPM stuff, etc. Are there any guides for installing as close to retail as possible? I'd like as little custom files as possible, etc.
  15. Found the problem. For some reason some "hqtray.exe" (from the VMware directory) was still running. When I stopped it then it successfully patched vmwarebase.dll and the OS X option appeared. Thanks!