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About Natedev

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  1. When I do this (on ESX 4.1), I get: panic(cpu 0 caller 0x55c25d): "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI\".\n"@/Users/nawcom/Builds/xnu-1504.7.4/iokit/Kernel/IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1393 Debugger called: <panic> Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack) then a stack trace.
  2. Yep - attached is my latest VMX file that uses an IDE drive. snow_leopard.vmx.txt
  3. Thanks a lot for the reply. I did alter the two values in my vmx file at your suggestion and reloaded it. It seems to still be encountering the same issue where it never sees either the Snow Leopard DVD in my ESX Server's drive or the ISO of it that I made. I also tried hand editing the VMX to add an IDE drive in since you can't do it with the vSphere 4.1 client. Since it didn't change anything, I reverted back to SCSI. I've attached my updated vmx and log file. snow_leopard.vmx.txt vmware.log.txt
  4. I seem to be having a problem getting the booting process working using ESX 4.1 and my Snow Leopard retail DVD (physically in the DVD-ROM drive - or with an ISO). It boots up to: Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132 - Chameleon for VMware v2.0-RC4-VMware r10.6.4 Build date: 2010-07-20 08:47:14 4095MB memory VESA v2.0 4MB (V M ware, Inc. VBE support 2.0) Press Enter to start up Darwin/x86 with no options, or you can: Press F5 after you swapped the media. The drive will be rescanned. Type -v and press Enter to start up with diagnostic messages The ? and press Enter to learn about advanced startup options boot: -x -v -f When I hit return, it just flashes and redraws the same thing. It's as though it doesn't seem to see my DVD. My VMX file is attached. I am connecting to ESX rather than vCenter. -Nate snow_leopard.vmx.txt
  5. Outstanding! We really appreciate everything you've been doing. Please let me know if I you need any help testing.
  6. All of my ESX Servers run 4.1 so I'm game. If you're a person experimenting with running Snow Leopard on ESX, you're not likely to have major objections to upgrading ESX to make it work. You're more likely to be willing to jump through some hoops. Yep - ESX 4.1. This was the same ESX Server I used to run Leopard on (months ago when I was still on ESX 4 but I got rid of the VM). I do have several 64-bit guest operating systems running on the box (Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 x64, and Ubuntu 10.04 x64).
  7. Hmmm... odd, when I try to boot, it takes me to the boot: prompt then I hit enter and nothing seems to happen (just redraws . I have my DVD in /dev/scd0 (Connected and Connect at power on are checked). ESX 4.1. I'm connected directly to the ESX Server (not through vCenter). I removed the original FreeBSD (64-bit) vm from inventory, added these to the VMX file: guestOS = "darwin10-64" ich7m.present = "TRUE" keyboard.vusb.enable = "TRUE" mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE" monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware" monitor.virtual_mmu = "software" smc.present = "FALSE" and then added it back to inventory and powered it on. I gave the VM 2048 MB of RAM and a 40 GB drive (LSI Logic Parallel) and the USB controller. Any ideas of what I've missed? My processor is an Intel Q9300 Quad Core. I ran Leopard on this ESX Server.
  8. How did you get past the issues above? Could you summarize the changes you would make relative to Donk's documentation?
  9. Any luck with an approach to get Snow Leopard 10.6.4 running on ESX or ESXi 4.1?
  10. Interesting that you got Snow Leopard running in VMware Workstation 7. Both it and ESX 4.0 support virtual hardware 7 although there are some differences such as ESX 4 not supporting sound and the integration with the host storage. I was using my actual DVD in my ESX 4 Server's DVD drive. A note from Donk said that Snow Leopard on ESX 4 wouldn't work but I was curious if anyone had figured out a workaround.
  11. Any thoughts on why Snow Leopard can't run on ESX4? Is the issue that we have to wait for Fusion to support Snow Leopard so we can get the updated darwin.iso with the new version of VMware Tools for the Mac?
  12. Having some trouble getting Snow Leopard running in ESX 4.0. I uploaded the newer darwin.iso from the link above but my virtual machine is rebooting just after I get the gray screen with the Apple logo. Leopard is running fine on the same ESX Server so I wouldn't think it would be the processor type (I have a Q9300). I'm sticking the Snow Leopard Family Pack DVD (the new version - not the upgrade) into the ESX Server's actual DVD drive rather than converting to ISO. Any thoughts? Could this just be the quad-core issue that I've seen mentioned? Thanks in advance, Nate For grins, I also tried Psystar's Rebel EFI ISO to see if it could work with VMware ESX 4.0. I wasn't able to get it to work, either.
  13. Thanks for the update, Donk. Looking forward to checking it out.
  14. Hi Donk, Any updates on how to get Leopard up on ESX 4? Sorry to be pesky - just excited about the possibilities. Take care, Nate