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  1. What's the key to getting this working in VMware with AMD CPU? I have a home lab ESXi 5.5 host that I want to run a Mavericks Server on. I followed a guide with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to make a bootable USB drive, replaced the mach_kernel with the RC7 version from this thread but it does not boot. Just hangs on Apple logo, no apparent CPU usage at all. AMD FX-8320 CPU. Thanks!
  2. So many different versions of the modified kernel posted--which is the best to test with at this time?
  3. How do I run OS X under native ESXi (not running as a guest in Workstation)? How do I run the unlocker on the ESXi host itself?
  4. I have a working install of Lion in VMWare 8 but it runs slow as all hell. I have virtualization enabled in BIOS. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
  5. thefinalprophecy

    BEST way to virtualize Lion or Snow Leopard?

    Cool, thanks! I already have Lion installed in VMWare but it runs slow as hell. Maybe I need to tweak some settings. Do you have QE/CI in VMWare by any chance?
  6. I already own a MacBook Pro but I want to use my work Dell Latitude E6300 laptop to test out some Mac client software that my company deploys. I know I can install it on its own partition and dual boot but I don't really have the time to troubleshoot all the issues so I'm thinking about virtualizing it. My question: what is the BEST way to virtualize it? I have tried with both VMWare and with Virtualbox but they are pretty laggy. My CPU does support VT-x. I'd like to get as close to the real experience as possible while still using a VM. So, what are people's opinions on the best way to do it? I've been a part of the OS x86 scene since the beginning, back when it was 100x harder than it is now, but I've owned a MacBook for the last couple of years so I haven't really been keeping up with the scene that much lately.
  7. thefinalprophecy

    So, I sent a letter to Steve Jobs

    Cool! At least you got a response. I too would be interested on how to become a "mac genius".
  8. thefinalprophecy

    MacBook Pro Hard Drive upgrade questions

    I know HOW to do it, i just want to take it somewhere that will do it and maintain my warranty. I hear Apple charges $300+ for it!
  9. I want to upgrade the 250GB drive in my MB134LL/A to a 500GB drive. I purchased this drive to do it with. I do NOT want to void my warranty. How can I do this? I have heard that Apple repair centers charge an arm and/or a leg to do this. I am fully confident that I can do it myself, but what can I do? If I take it to a local place like Geek Squad and pay them the $49 for it, will it still void my warranty, or will it be find since they are an "authorized warranty repair center"?
  10. thefinalprophecy

    Question regarding GeForce 9800 GTX+ 's

    I am planning on purchasing one of the several possible GTX+ cards this month, and I wanted to check in here to make sure of compatibility before purchasing. Do the GTX+ 's have the same compatibility/devID as the regular GTX? I'm pretty sure the + just means it's overclocked but I want to make sure before I make a purchase. I am thinking about going with this unless someone knows of a better suggestion or price. Thanks.
  11. Oops, already did the A13 bios update. So far so good here though.
  12. I think the discs that come with Macbooks are more of "repair" discs as opposed to the retail discs which we all have legally purchased.
  13. Thanks, that seems to work perfectly. First one I found that actually did boot into the installer. So what is left to be developed for this laptop? I've been away from the scene for a while. Does restart/shutdown work yet? Audio consistent?
  14. Does anyone have an ISO for a bootable disc that will allow installation from a retail dvd? Neither of the ones I have tried seem to work on my XPS 1330.