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  1. I need help with how to set 'GraphicsEnabler=Yes' with ESXI and OS X. I am passing through a GPU to OS X 10.1 - OS X kinda loads but with no GUI (I can log in via SSH), vnc / teamviewer get nothing. No output from the card. Console hangs at just under 50% of the loading bar. According to posts about the card I am using, others (not virtualising with ESXI) have had success with booting with 'GraphicsEnabler=Yes'. How do I add this boot flag in ESXI? Do I add it to the VMX configuration file and what is the correct strings to enter for the name/value pair? Thanks, OSX 10.10 boots fine without using GPU passthrough. Hardware is a fully patched dell poweredge r410 and a NVS295 card.
  2. Well, it kept hanging in the end and I gave up. I'm no expert at this so perhaps someone else can have a go. I thought it might have happened by now given the success that people are having on the amd development forum for ML.
  3. Ok - so I installed the kexts in crab hunter's ps2.zip from this thread and the install is now proceeding...
  4. Soo… anyone got any hints for getting the mouse to work in the console? Totally out of ideas now.
  5. Unlocked ESXi 5.1 - installing mountain lion from an iso: I get to the language selection screen and the mouse isn't working, so whilst I can select a language I can't use Disk Utility to format the disk! Any ideas why this may be happening / common kexts to try? I've tried a bunch of kexts from my working SL vm, but none of them seem to fix the mouse issue (one of them did fix my keyboard issue though). I'm using chameleon r2171 and chameleon wizard 4.1.2 along with the amd development kernel. (Host is a HP ProLiant Microserver N36L).
  6. For the uninitiated, I found this to be a great little guide for applying update patches to ESXI using simple SSH commands. Here.
  7. I'm Attempting to install ML (retail) in to a VM on ESXi vSphere 5.1 // HP Proliant Microserver N36L (AMD) but I'm having a mouse input issue. Followed the following guide, but I used the AMD kernel from the development thread: http://www.insanelym...-for-beginners/ As per the guide I used my retail ML dmg to restore to USB, installed chameleon, extracted the packages from basesystem, AMD_kernel from the AMD dev thread, FakeSMC r615 and NullCPUPowerManagement kexts. I went with iMac 10,1 for the SMBios. To run the install I extracted the USB to a dmg and uploaded it to a datastore then connected the cd drive to the dmg. VM is set for OS X 10.7 (highest it goes to, but apparently this works). I have also unlocked ESXi to run OS X on non-apple hardware (I have previously got OS X SL 10.6 running using the legacy kernel). My issue was the installer loads to the language selection menu, but with no mouse and keyboard support so I can't get any further. I have used USB Bus fix, Graphics enabler, Force 64bit, Ethernet Built in and cpus=1. (didn't work). I then started adding in kexts from my SL install with which I got a stable 10.60 install, (I did find that any tweaks on that previous system did cause it to loose mouse/keyboard input through the console and over vnc, so it seems to be pretty fussy): AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext IOATAFamily.kext IONetworkingFamily.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext TotallyFixStillWaiting.kext fakesmc.kext I then got keyboard, but no mouse input - any ideas how to get this working? Kind of important as I need to use disk utility to format the disk before install! Lastly I then tried the following as a latch ditch effort: AHCI_Extended_Injector.kext AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleAHCIPort.kext But with no success. Any insight on what to try next?
  8. Thanks - that's always among the first things I do by when I install windows VM's but it never occurred to me here! Doh! Now averaging 2.05% of the designated cpu capacity when at idle.
  9. Ok, I went with the FreeBSD vm option and booted and installed SL 10.60 with Nawcom's ModCD. I then ran ##### as per the guide and installed the newer chameleon (828?). Seems to be running ok, but when I'm not using VNC or the vSphere client to manage it the CPU runs at 100% usage, which is annoying as it slows down other VM's.
  10. Has anyone had an issue with high cpu utilisation at idle? With no user connected the Vm uses almost all available CPU that is assigned to it. When I connect to my OSX vm (10.6) via VNC or the vSphere client then the cpu utilisation drops back down to about 15%. As soon as I exit the CPU utilisation shoots back up. I have since restricted how much of the host CPU it can use, but this doesn't really help because it still burns through what is available and impedes on the VM's performance when in use. Any ideas?
  11. Are there a list of kexts anywhere for this? I'm trying to install mountain lion on ESXi on this machine. I've been following the AMD mountain lion dev thread and I have unlocked ESXi so I'm hoping that it won't be too much trouble to get it running!
  12. Did it install ok after this? I have a N36L running ESXi and it would be very useful to be able to set up SL on it.
  13. My results: Updating to the latest firmware must be done before you attempt installing lion. Follow the guide and it will install fine if this is done. 10.7 --> 10.7.1 update, ran ./installer then reboot : working system. -->10.7.3 combo update, ran ./installer, run network driver pkg (as mentioned earlier in this thread), reboot : working ok apart from iCloud. Fix permissions after reboot. I spent some time finding a fix for iCould, including messing around with network settings, deleting plist files etc but nothing worked (as per suggestions on some other threads/forums like this one (post by jtholb)) **. Found this thread where someone had uploaded a custom compiled chameleon r1496 boot file. Download the file and then move (mv) to root ('/') using sudo -s. You may be wise to backup your old boot file (mv /boot /boot-old) first. I can confirm it works a treat - system seems stable and it sleeps fine. ** I left the suggested fix in place, so it may have made a difference, it may have not. If you have used the new boot file and you still can't get iCloud to work then it may be an important step. Haven't attempted 10.7.4.
  14. Followed all the above steps but I keep getting the message: "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine." I'm running ESXi 5.1 + unlocker on an HP Proliant Microserver. It's an AMD Turion II Neo N40L cpu. Starting to think that this isn't going to be possible...
  15. Richard post - have bookmarked it and will give it a go in the new year! Thanks!