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About mweichert

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  1. Last I tried, there was poor video playback in a macosx VM. Has this improved any? I'd like to use my VM for everyday use. Thanks, Mike
  2. Hi, Does anyone know if this helps with viewing movies in quicktime and/or itunes? I'd like to use my macosx VM for everyday use. Thanks, Mike
  3. If using ESXi, how do you access the console? In my mind, I would assume that accessing OSX using the vSphere client console would be slow (animations and such) Or would you use VNC or something like that to access your desktop? Why I'm asking, I cannot view a movie on Mac OS X without it being choppy. If I could solve this issue I'd see no reason why I couldn't use OSX as my main desktop. Does anyone have issues with their mouse & keyboard "disappearing" from their VM? I'll be using OSX, leave it for an hour while I go for dinner, and then when I come back, my mouse and keyboard don't work in OSX - the cursor is nowhere to be found. I have made sure that I have the following in my VMX file: usb.present = "TRUE" USB:0.deviceType = "mouse" usb:0.present = "TRUE" USB:1.deviceType = "keyboard" usb:1.present = "TRUE" USB:2.deviceType = "hub" usb:2.present = "TRUE" I removed the vusb options as I wasn't sure what they were for. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks once again, Mike
  4. Hi, Is there a recommended host operating system for running VMWare Workstation? I was told that a Windows-based host will provide better GPU acceleration, is that true? Currently I'm running on Ubuntu 9.04 JeOS to save as much resources as possible for the VM. Any recommendations? Thanks, Mike
  5. Success! You rock Donk! - VmWare Workstation 7 - http://www.daveparsons.net/vmware/vmware-darwin-snowy.zip - Snow Leopard 10.6 Retail CD Comments: - 10.6.1 update installed without problems - Haven't had any failures, errors, or warnings - Performance of things like Expose and Spaces are very sluggish (I have a GeForce 8300 256MB - could this be a problem?) I've allocated 4 processors to the VM as well as 2GB of RAM. Cheers, Mike
  6. Hi Donk, Thanks for the reply. I've read the manual, but when things weren't going as planned I tried some things in desperation. I've removed the second virtual CD-ROM in the VM, and mapped the first to use a snow leopard retail cd. Unfortunately, I still cannot boot off of the cd. The VM BIOS settings are correct. I'm not sure where else to look. Thanks, Mike Somehow the guestOS parameter changed in my VMX file. After changing this parameter again, I get a Mac OS X boot loader (what's the name of this boot loader btw?) and I'm able to boot off of the cd.
  7. Hello, I'm trying to use this guide to install from an OS X Leopard cd that came with my Mac Book Pro onto a VM using Workstation 7 Beta. In the VM settings, when I configure the CD-ROM to use my Physical CD-ROM, the VM cannot find a boot device. If I use the darwin.iso image from the vmware=darwin-snowy.zip, I get some sort of boot loader but it cannot find any media to boot from. Now I've tried adding another virtual CD-ROM and each mapped like so: CD-ROM (ide0) darwin.iso CD-ROM (ide1) Physical Drive When I boot the above configuration, I get stalled with the message "Please wait for DVD to load...|" and the status indicator spins forever.. it's been spinning for 2 hours and the cd hasn't booted yet. Am I doing something wrong or making assumptions about things that I shouldn't? How do I boot my install cd? Thanks, Mike
  8. This might be an already thought-of idea, but I got thinking about it last night so please forgive me if it's redundant. Although it's possible to install osx86 on a VM using VMWare, the performance is terrible. However, Apple/Fusion are now working together to support Mac OS X in a VM. There is experimental support already in Fusion 2.0. My goal, like many of you, is to find a solid stable solution that can install updates directly from Apple. My idea was to use a combination of things: - EFI emulation (to install osx86 on supported hardware) - Install a stripped-down version of osx86 - Install Fusion on the new installation - Install osx86 on a VM on the existing host - Apply updates to only the VM When updates are downloaded from Apple in a VM, there is no risk of crippling your installation. There is no need to install updates on the host, and I think as long you read the release notes for the EFI updates, then you're good to go. My my mind, it's probably the best safe-vs-performance ratio yet. Has anyone ever tried something similiar? Cheers.