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  1. Just posting a quick success story. System Setup: Asus P6T6 WS Revolution Motherboard BIOS 0507 Core i7 920 Processor overclocked to 3.9Ghz 12GB Tri Channel DDR3 Memory 1600 NVidia Geforce GTX 260 Graphics Windows 7 Ultimate x64 VMWare Workstation 7.0 Build 203739 Pre Install: Installed Donk's darwin-wks7 package following instructions from manual.pdf in original post. Guest OS Setup: Created guest as Freebsd 64-bit Allocated 1 CPU with 2 Cores and 2048MB (2GB) of RAM .vmx Tweaks: guestOS = "darwin10-64" ich7m.present = "TRUE" smc.present = "FALSE" monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware" monitor.virtual_mmu = "software" keyboard.vusb.enable = "TRUE" mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE" Guest OS Source: Mac OSX Server 10.6 Retail DVD dmg converted to ISO and mounted in VMWare virtual CD drive. Didn't boot when trying to mount .dmg directly. Converted to ISO using DMGExtractor: http://hem.bredband.net/catacombae/dmgx.html Post Install: Ran Software Update to update to 10.6.2 + Other updates Mounted darwin.iso from Donk's darwin-wks7 package into VMWare and installed VMWare Tools. VMsvga2 1.2.2 for multi resolution support: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsvga2/fi...er.pkg/download EnsoniqAudioPCI_1.0.2_for_SnowLeopard.mpkg.tar.gz for audio support: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsvga2/fi...tar.gz/download Screenshot:
  2. The download was fairly quick, the install took about 45 minutes or so. The install progress bar animation seem to not grow for a long while, but eventually jumped from 25% to 100% quickly. My clock is in sync, did you make sure to install the Fusion VMware tools package provided by Donk? I haven't had any freezing problems, did you make sure to : 1.) From Apple->System Preferences->Energy Saver set Computer Sleep & Display Sleep to never, and make sure the "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" and "Allow power button to sleep the computer" are unchecked. 2.) From Apple->System Preferences->Desktop & Screen Save->Screen Saver tab set the "Start screen saver:" slider to never. On a side note, some post installs steps after installing tools I took were to install the driver from post #10, and the patch from post #3 here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=174735 Post #10 allows you to pick and apply immediately different guest resolutions. And post #3 makes Auto-Fit and Fit-Guest work! Use kext helper to help installing the kext from post #10 easier to install: http://cheetha.net/ For post #3's autofit support you need to unzip/copy the attachment (vmware-tools-guestd) to the "/Library/Application Support/VMware Tools ". Edit: Another thing to check concerning your clock issue... Are you running on a laptop or a CPU that throttles its speed? I'm running VMware on my laptop and VMware gave me warning and a link to instructions on how to specify in C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\config.ini a lock to my laptop's max CPU speed (2.2ghz C2D in my case), so my config.ini looks like this:
  3. Thanks for the guide! Here's a screenshot of Leopard 64 10.5.8 running on Workstation 6.5.2 on a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 host. A couple of observations I made along the way: * I used a 10.5.6 install DVD ISO mounted for the DVD drive, after a clean install I immediately upgraded to 10.5.8 which took a loooong time. * After the 10.5.8 updated finished I installed the Fusion 2.0.5 VMware tools provided in the package. I ended up with a gray screen on reboot that that said I had to restart, which showed up on every restart, putting me in an endless loop. I resolved it before starting with "-v" startup option, subsequent boots worked fine. * Getting VMware shared folders to work. -- The pdf is missing quotes around the file/path for the .sh file to edit. -- For those that dislike nano or prefer a graphical editor the follow command will allow you to edit the .sh script in TextEditor: sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit "/Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/services.sh" -- The pdf docs for the mount path didn't match the path in the .sh file. My .sh file read as '/Volumes/VMware Shared Folders' not '/Volumes/Shared Folders' as specified in the pdf. -- Not so obvious in the pdf, but the --restart switch has two dashes behind it, not one.
  4. For those of us who can't access the above site, or don't feel like registering an account: Open the Workstation preferences by going to the "Edit"->"Preferences" menu item (Ctrl+P). Select the "Input" tab. In the "Cursor" group box, uncheck the item labeled as "Ungrab when cursor leaves window". ------------ On a side note my "About This Mac" dialog reports the correct speed, but "Unknown" for the processor. Is there a way to fix this? It's preventing me from installing software I need. The software I'm trying to install aborts with an error message of "This software is not supported on the PowerPC platform". I'm obviously on the Intel platform (Dual quad core Xeons), but the software detection isn't working correctly, I'm guessing because of processor detection in my VMWare session. Edit: Ok, I fixed the "About This Mac" issue displaying "Unknown" with this script fix: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...st&p=706787 However, this did not fix my above installation issue. I was trying to install Microsoft Silverlight 2 Beta 1 for development testing, and I kept getting an error of : I fixed it with the following procedure: Download the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 plugin for Mac OSX. Let the .dmg file execute. Go to the folder where you downloaded the Silverlight plugin. Right click on "Silverlight2.0.pkg" and choose the "Show Package Contents" menu item. Double click on the "Contents" folder. Double click on the "Resources" folder. Drag and drop the file "InstallationCheck" to the trash. Close out the folder you're working in. Finally double click on the "Silverlight2.0.pkg" package, and it should install fine now.
  5. To give a nice speed bost in VMWare v6.5 Beta x64 version, you can disable debugging by: Making sure VMWare is not running. Navigating to the VMware\VMware Workstation\x64 folder. Renaming vmware-vmx-debug.exe to vmware-vmx-debug-old.exe. Renaming vmware-vmx.exe to vmware-vmx-debug.exe.
  6. Acer 3680 wifi

    I have the 3680 working with 10.4.8 JaS reseed. I used broadcom guide here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=23684 The ID for the 3680's WiFi Card is: <string>pci14e4,4318</string> Also in "/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist" Make sure to change en0 to en1 and also to change IOInterfaceUnit from 0 to 1. Let me know if you still have problems.
  7. Hmm, doesn't work on my Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet (Acer Aspire 3680). My device ID is 4352.