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conte replied to MSoK's topic in Multi-booting and VirtualisationHi all, I was wondering if this has been tried before and how to solve this issue: I am on ESXI 5.0.0, succesfully installed and upgraded OS X to 10.6.8. I have (I think successfully, see second screenshot below) done a PCI passthrough of my Nvidia Quadro 2000 to the OS, however I don't think this is being fully recognized as the system is still using the emulated ESXI video card (firstscreenshot) and i get no signal through the DVI in the card. I have tried some of the methods (aquamac/gfxutil and EFIstudio, downloaded Tonymac's drivers for Nvidia) that actually work if I do a 'straight' OS X install on the machine - but do not seem to work on the vanilla install on ESXI. Any ideas on how to force OS X to recognize and use my card? My goal is to run Win7 and OS X in parallel and full functionality with 2 Quadros (passthrough worked after a bit of fiddling in Win7 and I have as far as I can see full card functionality) so this is a case of being sooooo close yet so far away. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks again for all your efforts in getting OS X to ESXI
conte replied to Donk's topic in Multi-booting and VirtualisationHi Donk, Thanks for taking the time to help out! I have tried your file and it now installs as shown in the .pdf. I then created a VM in vSphere and all the 'corrected' lines for os X are already in the .vmx file which is a nice touch. However in starting the console the OS X install DVD is not recognized at all despite being mounted (I have tried both ISO and physical drive). No trace of the darwin kernel loading. I think ESXi might be reverting the code to the freeBSD VM? I have tried mounting the Darwin ISO (I know this is not standard procedure from reading this thread) and then ESCAPE-F5 swap for the install DVD - this brings me to the apple logo flashing for a second before the VM reboots. I then referred to the boot string on page 85 of this thread and tried again - it seems like the loading from the DVD lasts a bit longer but I get a reboot again. Has anyone else tried installing with the new file? Is there another step I am missing (I have tried going through the thread but some information seems now outdated)? Thanks again for all your efforts
conte replied to Donk's topic in Multi-booting and VirtualisationHi all, Newbie here so bear with me. First of all thank you for all your work in getting os x up and running in ESXi. I am following the .pdf instructions and run into what I think might be a linux issue: I chmod +x the setup.sh file, and when I try ./setup.sh it comes back with 'file not found'. I know the chmod has worked cause the file changes color to green/executable if I issue 'ls'. I tried 'sh setup.sh --install' and I get setup.sh: set: line 2: illegal option - This is a fresh install of ESXi 4.1(u1) - the latest on the website - and I have tried 'chmod 777' on all the folders up to where setup.sh is stored in case this was a permissions issue. I still can't directly use './setup.sh' after the above. Any ideas? Thanks