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About mcandre

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  1. Is a full VMware Workstation needed, or is VMware Workstation Player okay? I have VMware Workstation 14, and I can't install High Sierra (boot loop) nor Sierra ("initproc exited"), even though smc.version is configured as "0", and my VMware Workstation (Player) is patched with the most recent unlocker master commit.
  2. Same error for me with Sierra in VMware Workstation Player 14. When I try High Sierra, I don't even get a useful error message, just a boot loop.
  3. Thank you for maintaining the unlocker, it really helps me publish applications faster! Hmm, I'm having trouble getting High Sierra to boot into the installer wizard in VMware Workstation Player 14. It gets a little bit through the Apple logo progress bar black screen, then loops back to the VMware logo. Any tips? I've patched my VMware Workstation Player 14 with unlocker and configured smc.version = "0" in my VMX, for what it's worth. I'm using a Windows 10 host. I was able to install High Sierra in VMware Fusion 10, so something is off with the Workstation Player 14 setup, hmm. I'm using the same ISO for both, that I generated with createinstallmedia from Install macOS High Sierra.app and hdiutil convert.
  4. I'm trying to setup macOS High Sierra VM's so that I can develop software for Mac without having to reboot so often. I managed to get High Sierra working in VMware Fusion 10, and am now trying to get it to work in VMware Workstation Player 14 (unlocked). However, the installer boot never finishes. It gets as far as the Apple logo and a little movement in the progress bar, then loops back to a black screen, the VMware logo, and back at the Apple logo, forever. Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/tHJ94 Any tips on how to fix this? I followed several different online tutorials, even patching my VMware with the unlocker, specifying `smc.version = "0"` in the VMX, and so on, but the darn VM still has trouble booting. Also posting this to Reddit, Stack Exchange, tonymacx86, and osx86.net in case those communities can help, too!
  5. Turns out packer was supplying bad configuration to VMware Fusion. Here is a working VMX: https://gist.github.com/mcandre/48f90963d9a24315024319cd62142f6a
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    Does Unlocker support VMware Fusion 10 yet?
  7. Hello there! I'm trying to install High Sierra in VMware Fusion for a command line driven Vagrant box, in order to make it easier to compile applications for macOS. I actually managed to automate macOS installation entirely with PC-compatible keyboard input in https://www.packer.io/, so that's pretty cool I guess. Unfortunately, the boot after SetupAssistant fails: Trace Installing: About 15 minutes remaining ... Installing on "Macintosh HD" ... An error occurred installing macOS. To use Apple Diagnostics to check your Mac hardware, shut down, press the power button, and immediately hold the 'D' key until diagnostics begins. Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again. Restart Screenshots System Specs Guest OS: macOS 10.13 High Sierra Host OS: macOS 10.13 High Sierra Hypervisor: VMware Fusion 10 Physical hardware: mid-2013 13" MacBook Air Configuration VMX: https://gist.github.com/mcandre/df4a69809afb8103ef37ae32371c6e23 ISO generation scripts, packer configuration, and VMX settings are available as a work-in-progress "macos" branch in my packer templates repository: https://github.com/mcandre/packer-templates/tree/macos Mitigation steps attempted I've already tried: Re-generating the installer ISO image. Re-running the packer VM build. Tweaking VMX settings. Disabling SMC (which results in a VM that never finishes booting). Increasing virtual RAM to 4GB. Specifying the virtual hard drive as a solid state drive. Using VirtualBox (unfortunately, packer sends the wrong scancodes to VirtualBox for macOS guests, so packer + macOS guests + VirtualBox doesn't integrate very well at the moment). Pressing 'D' during boot (no change in behavior, no diagnostics displayed). If anyone else has experience getting macOS to boot in VMware, let me know how the VMX configuration can be improved, or if some kind of SMC toggling intervention is necessary to get the thing to boot better. I've already tossed so many hacks and workarounds into the mix that I'm starting to run out of ideas I'm new to hackintoshing, so I'm not sure if I'm missing some critical VMX configuration, or perhaps if High Sierra introduces further complications compared to earlier editions of macOS. Or even if an alternative EFI bootloader (Clover?) is necessary, I just don't know. I'd prefer to install macOS with as vanilla/default a configuration as possible. ( Also posted to Reddit just in case. https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/7gaebu/vmware_high_sierra_an_error_occurred_installing/ )