Jump to content
Welcome to InsanelyMac Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About effbee

  • Rank
    InsanelyMac Protégé
  1. I finally gave up because of lacking of time for more tests, sorry...
  2. Donk, just to be sure - does it make sense to test those settings on Opteron as well?
  3. Thank you for trying, I really appreciate it. I tried to make "hdiutil" a link to the description of the method. If this doesn't work, here are the details. Found it on applinsider, it was provided by CrEOF. # Mount the installer image hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app # Convert the boot image to a sparse bundle hdiutil convert /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -format UDSP -o /tmp/Mavericks # Increase the sparse bundle capacity to accommodate the packages hdiutil resize -size 8g /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage # Mount the sparse bundle for package addition hdiutil attach /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build # Remove Package link and replace with actual files rm /Volumes/install_build/System/Installation/Packages cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/install_build/System/Installation/ # Unmount the installer image hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app # Unmount the sparse bundle hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_build # Resize the partition in the sparse bundle to remove any free space hdiutil resize -size `hdiutil resize -limits /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage | tail -n 1 | awk '{ print $1 }'`b /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage # Convert the sparse bundle to ISO/CD master hdiutil convert /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage -format UDTO -o /tmp/Mavericks # Remove the sparse bundle rm /tmp/Mavericks.sparseimage # Rename the ISO and move it to the desktop mv /tmp/Mavericks.cdr ~/Desktop/Mavericks.iso
  4. Donk, any idea on how to proceed? I'm eager to bring it to life now... Frank
  5. I reproduced the behavior with a fresh copy of Mavericks from the AppStore and created an ISO image using hdiutil. It says again that the platform is not supported, ("Reason. 440 BX Desktop Reference Platform"). Ready for next try I realized that after starting the VM, the ".amd" is removed from the added lines in the .vmx file. I guess that this is normal behavior?
  6. I prepared boot-images using two different tools, same result. I prepared a fresh one, starting with download from iTunes store, applying the tool myHack and creating an image that says "bootable" in disk utility. Still, it seems not to be valid for boot (see EFI error "EFI virtual disk 0,0 ... unsuccessful"). On the other hand, the following screen seems to be apple like and when I disconnect the image during boot, it is not shown. Somehow strange. Where can I set EFI to verbose? I guess, somehow I should enter EFI shell and "boot -v", right? thanks, Frank Update: I managed to verbose boot and get a "This version of Mac OSX is not supported on this platform! Reason: 440BX Desktop Reference Platform" (see screenshot). Frank I replaced the mask lines in vmx by the new ones. Or should I leave both parts in? FRank
  7. Hi, I tried this on the Opteron Board. No success so far. Before, Booting the image got stuck showing an apple logo, sometimes accompanied by a little square (like a C64 cursor). Now, it shows a no parking sign (circle, stricken through) and the little square as well. After a minute or so, the machine dies. One thing I don't quite understand: in settings, the advanced CPU identification mask is enabled now and I'm shown the setting - but only for "Level 80000001", "Level 1" and "Level 2". For those, the values match with the values added to the vmx. Why the other levels are not shown here? The values under the "AMD override" tab are completely empty. The Logfile is showing no obvious reason to me. Is this message a problem? I prepared the dmg as suggested... 2014-06-15T16:25:29.773Z| vcpu-0| I120: DMG_Open: Not an unencrypted .dmg file (footer signature 0x00000000). 2014-06-15T16:25:29.773Z| vcpu-0| I120: DMG_Close: max cached entries 8 2014-06-15T16:25:29.773Z| vcpu-0| I120: CDROM: Checking initial physical media state... 2014-06-15T16:25:29.773Z| vcpu-0| I120: CDROM: initial physical CDROM state is 1 (sense) Somewhere here, it seems to go wrong... 2014-06-15T16:25:30.610Z| vcpu-0| I120: SVGA enabling SVGA 2014-06-15T16:25:31.018Z| vcpu-0| I120: UHCI: Global Reset 2014-06-15T16:25:32.172Z| mks| I120: SOCKET 3 (121) Creating VNC remote connection. 2014-06-15T16:25:32.762Z| vcpu-0| I120: Guest: About to do EFI boot: EFI VMware Virtual IDE CDROM Drive (IDE 1:0) 2014-06-15T16:25:54.942Z| vmx| I120: Tools: Tools heartbeat timeout. 2014-06-15T16:25:55.562Z| mks| I120: SSL: EOF in violation of protocol 2014-06-15T16:25:55.562Z| mks| I120: SOCKET 3 (121) recv error 0: Success 2014-06-15T16:25:55.562Z| mks| I120: SOCKET 3 (121) VNC Remote Disconnect. 2014-06-15T16:26:02.877Z| vcpu-0| I120: PIIX4: PM Soft Off. Good-bye. 2014-06-15T16:26:02.877Z| vcpu-0| I120: Chipset: Issuing power-off request... 2014-06-15T16:26:02.974Z| vmx| I120: Stopping VCPU threads... 2014-06-15T16:26:02.974Z| vcpu-0| I120: VMMon_WaitForExit: vcpu-0: worldID=55943 2014-06-15T16:26:02.991Z| svga| I120: SVGA thread is exiting Any idea? rgds, Frank
  8. Donk, would you like me to try Unlock on the Opteron?
  9. I would love to do the testing for Opteron 4226. Plz drop me a mail as well! cheers, effbee
  10. Hi, has anybody successfully installed Maverick on ESXi 5.5, running on an (dual) Opteron Board? Is it worth trying? I guess one would need some special AMD kernel, patching the DMG, right? thx, effbee