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  1. Just a thanks to pjg61 for posting the concise summary. I just used it with the latest High Sierra build and VMware Workstation 14.1 without a problem.
  2. Just wanted to report that unlocker 2.0.8 worked correctly with the latest Workstation update, 12.5.2 build-4638234 on a Windows 10 host. Make sure you running as Administrator and that you don't have any VMware application (like Player) running.
  3. Just reporting back in: the freeze-ups have either gone away entirely or are happening much less frequently in the last couple of months. I haven't made a change to my environment or installed anything new, so I have to assume the change came about after updates from Apple.
  4. Very sorry to hear about the bad news. Best wishes, and focus on the family - they're obviously what matters most.
  5. I just tested and verified that if you have Yosemite freeze up on you under VMW, you can SSH into it and run the command "sudo killall -HUP WindowServer". This will close all running applications and kick you back to the logon screen. Just an alternative to forcing a reboot.
  6. That's great to hear about El Capitan! And, yes, the freezing seems to happen more frequently with scrolling, although I've seen it happen when basically nothing was going on, too. I'll keep my fingers crossed for El Capitan.
  7. How about this: if you're running Yosemite on VMW and you get random freezes, would you post a note here so I know I'm not alone?
  8. I've been running Yosemite (clean, retail installation) on VMware Workstation 11 (Windows 8.1 host) for a while now. It works perfectly (with Beamoff running) with the one irritating exception that it randomly freezes. I can still SSH into Yosemite when it's in this state, so it looks to have something to do with the GUI alone. When this happens, I can either wait for it to unfreeze (anywhere from a few minutes to 10 hours) or just reboot. I know others have reported the same thing, but I'm wondering if anyone out there is running this configuration WITHOUT any freezes. Is there some magical combination that will allow this to work more reliably?
  9. Probably because far more people are trying to use OS X on a Windows host than on Linux.
  10. Pro Tip: Make sure you remove or upgrade any older version of Chameleon on your disk(s). Even if you're booting off of USB, the Chameleon install on your HDD can interfere with the version being used with this install. No matter what I did, the created installer disk would reboot the system after loading all of its files and attempting to start Darwin. (Several pages worth of loading drivers, then an instant reboot. See attached image below for the last message before the reboot.) The issue was resolved by running the latest (2.1-r2069) Chameleon installer on my existing partitions. Also, this was using the latest (10.8.2) install image from Apple (just downloaded it last night). Just thought I'd mention this in case it saves anyone else some grief. My system: GA-P35-DS4 v2.1 Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 256MB
  11. Just wanted to report my success with the following: Machine: Sony VAIO Z (i7-620M, 6GB RAM) Host OS: Windows 7 x64 VMware: Workstation 7.1 Installed Snow Leopard using 32-bit option from original DVD after following instructions here. Applied all updates from Apple without a hitch. The only annoyance so far is that audio doesn't work (even after adding the AppleAC97 kext). Instructions say that SL will not work with Workstation, but that information seems to be out of date. Thanks! P.S. Surprisingly, Photo Booth works with the Sony's built-in web cam. P.P.S. VMware prompts me with "The installed VMware Tools is not up to date." (I did install the tools as instructed, and Shared Folders is working.) Choosing to update the tools results in "Could not find component on update server."
  12. Anyone willing to send me a IORegistryExplorer save file from a working GA-P35-DS4 installation? Mine has been working fine with the exception of very slow writes to my SATA drive, and nothing I've done has fixed it so far. I want to compare interrupt and IO settings against another system. Thanks!
  13. BIOS settings are for ACHI and native SATA access (though I've also tried all the other options, just in case). I doubt it's a drive problem, as it works fine with Windows and Linux. Plus, other users have reported slow SATA issues using the ICH9R controller, so assumed it was not uncommon. What kexts or other mods are you using? Anything not specifically included in this guide?
  14. It's a Western Digital Caviar SE16 (WD7500AAKS). I can run Windows and Linux without any problems on the same hardware. What XBench results do you get on your hardware? Here are my results for 4 runs generated at different times during the day: #1 Disk Test 12.65 Sequential 8.45 Uncached Write 4.46 2.74 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 4.25 2.41 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 122.70 35.91 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 181.55 91.25 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 25.13 Uncached Write 25.19 2.67 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 9.64 3.09 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 102.61 0.73 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 166.80 30.95 MB/sec [256K blocks] #2 Disk Test 13.37 Sequential 9.05 Uncached Write 4.85 2.98 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 4.51 2.55 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 117.69 34.44 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 182.85 91.90 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 25.59 Uncached Write 24.98 2.64 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 10.09 3.23 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 87.33 0.62 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 174.01 32.29 MB/sec [256K blocks] #3 Disk Test 12.77 Sequential 8.49 Uncached Write 4.45 2.73 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 4.29 2.43 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 120.36 35.22 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 176.99 88.96 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 25.78 Uncached Write 24.70 2.61 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 10.37 3.32 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 80.45 0.57 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 172.56 32.02 MB/sec [256K blocks] #4 Disk Test 10.89 Sequential 7.19 Uncached Write 3.76 2.31 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 3.66 2.07 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 88.88 26.01 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 181.87 91.41 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 22.39 Uncached Write 23.73 2.51 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 9.28 2.97 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 86.44 0.61 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 58.35 10.83 MB/sec [256K blocks]