hunterdg replied to fusion71au's topic in Tutorials (The Genius Bar)I've been forced (at new job) to use a dell :/ I have VMWare Workstation 12 Pro 12.5.2 build-4638234, Unlocker 2.08 and a pre-existing macOS Sierra VM (set up on my original mac using VMWare Fusion) I have modified the vmx file with the following and the machine will boot. iMessage Debug did not return an existing system-id from the VM (running just fine/iMessage working under Mac VMWare Fusion) so i assumed i could exclude it, since the guide says 'optional' smc.version = "0" smbios.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id = "Mac-BORKBORKBORKBORK" hw.model.reflectHost = "FALSE" hw.model = "VMware7,1" serialNumber.reflectHost = "FALSE" serialNumber = "BORKborkBORK" efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE" efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE" system-id.enable = "TRUE" efi.nvram.var.MLB = "BORKBORKBORKBORKB" but when I add the final line, VMWare errors with "VMX file is corrupt." efi.nvram.var.ROM = "BORKB" I THINK it has something to do with the text encoding from the hex<>ascii website.. my hex ROM converted to ascii only ends up as 5 characters.. not 6 as suggested in the guide, and presumably one of the characters is not UTF-8 compatible? Well.. I messed around with it and finally got rid of the corrupt VMX error.. must've been a problem i introduced when mixing and matching Mac TextEdit and Windows Notepad. PS THANK YOU!! THIS IS AWESOME!!
anyone ever figure out where the BOOTX64.EFI file is at on the Win7 install DVD? I can't find it either. When i run the cdboot.efi, i am returned to my laptop's efi boot device selection screen. I CAN get the install dvd to boot in efi mode thanks to my laptop's efi support, but it loads the bootx64.efi file.. I'm trying to install via USB.. and i can't find that efi file to copy over!