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About wired1234

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  1. ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    I got it working!!! A freshly made dmg of 10.9 from the app store installer (no 3rd party downloads, older retail discs, hackintosh versions, etc) was the trick. Big thanks to Donk and MSoK!
  2. ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    Its starting to look like using my 10.6 retail disc might be more trouble than it's worth IMHO. I'd still have to update to 10.6.8 and then to 10.9. I'm going to redo a version of 10.9 from the app store download and retry. I'll report back with results. Thanks!
  3. ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    So I converted the 10.6 dmg (created from a retail disc and without isolating "InstallESD.dmg") to an iso again with DMG2IMG and uploaded to my datastore. The vm is still not installing. I get the grey screen with apple logo but after a few moments, it changes to and circle/line indicating a failure. I will attempt to uninstall and reinstall the inlocker later tonight and post results on the install.
  4. ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    2. Go to the root of the file system in ssh "cd /" and then run "ls" and see if there is a /scratch folder Yes. There is a scatch folder. 3. The file size should be approx. 712KB The file is 711753... so I think it's good. I'm begining to think that the ISO I made might have been botched in some way. I will attempt to create another iso from the retail 10.6 disc and retry.
  5. ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    Donk! Thanks for the quick reply. Sorry... I'm a bit of a newb with ESXi but trying to learn asap. 1. Can you uninstall the unlocker and then re-install capturing the out for me please? I will do this later today and post the results. 2. Where is the scratch partition located and is a /scratch directory present in ESXi? I have a scratch directory located here: /vmfs/volumes/52b7162d-81209616-f759-d4ae52c47096/.locker I am unsure about the scratch partion. I assumed the scratch location was the same space used by ESXi for storage. 3. Is there the file here /etc/rc.local.d/local.sh the same a sthe one extracted on the datastore? There is a file in that location with the exact same name. Not sure how to compare the 2 files via an ssh connection. 4. Do not use any hacks on the ISO you create - VMware will not work with them using this method as they often add KEXTs another things that are incompatible. Images should be from the clean downloads from Apple., Gotcha! I will review the steps I took for the creation of hte ISO from the retail 10.6 disc. IIRC I created a DMG from the disc and use the command line in OSX to convert to an ISO. Some people posted extra steps about resizing the file to 9gig, etc but I didn't for this file.
  6. ESXi 5 Mac OS X Unlocker

    I'm having some issues with installing any version of osx with 1.3 of the unlocker on my ESXi 5.1 setup. My server is running on a dell t110 ii server with xeon e3-1230 v2 processor. I've followed a few videos on youtube and read everything I could find but no luck. The files were run from a datastore and seemed to run correctly and I rebooted as indicated. Every time I try to install OSX I get a grey screen and it just sits there. I've tried 10.6 from a retail disc (converted to an iso myself) and 2 versions of 10.9 that were adjusted to do a clean install for a regular hackintosh. I've confirm that I have a persistant scratch location as well. My ESXi is installed and running on a 4gb USB drive internally but my datastore is a separate mirrored raid drive. Is that an issue? The unlocker was transfered to the datastore and run from there. Should it be located on and installed from the persistant scratch location?