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jasphair

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  1. Hello and thanks for your assistance! I used my MacBook Pro to download Sierra from the App Store, and then converted the .app to .iso using these instructions: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/315967-how-to-create-a-bootable-sierra-iso-for-vmware/ The verbose boot does not appear to work with ESXi? It's also not possible to boot from USB without a third party tool (i.e. Plop, which also does not seem to work well in my case). I'm wondering if the root problem is that my ESXi is AMD-based? It uses an AMD FX-6350 processor. I've tried masking the CPUID in ESXi to present itself as Intel, but it doesn't appear to work? There is also some mention of needing an AMD-specific kernel, but then it's no longer vanilla at that point?
  2. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I cannot get very far with installing MacOS Sierra 10.12 under ESXi 6.5. I've reapplied Unlocker 2.0.9 RC numerous times rebooted ESXi, but his has not helped. I have also recreated the VM several times. I get as far as the black screen with the Apple logo, but no progress bar or anything beyond that. CPU is idle, and memory is at about 300MB. I've attached a screenshot. ESXi version: 6.5.0 ESXi build number: 4887370 VM settings: Guest OS Apple Mac OS X 10.12 (64-bit) Compatibility ESXi 6.5 and later (VM version 13) VMware Tools No CPUs 2 Memory 4 GB Hard disk 1: 40 GB SCSI Controller 0: LSI Logic Parallel USB controller 1: USB 2.0 Network Adapter 1: VM Network CD/DVD Drive 1: Datastore ISO file (Sierra.iso) I've also tried adding the smc.version = "0" to the .vmx file, which I understand should not be required, but this hasn't helped regardless. Can someone please offer any ideas? Thank you!
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    Atheros Network Drivers

    Hi all, I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on my Alienware M11X R1. Is there any reason you can think of why my AR8132 is detected, connected, given an IP/subnet/gateway/DNS, but still unable to get out to the Internet, ping other machines on my LAN, ping its own gateway, or be pinged by other machines? I'm running the atherosl1cethernet.kext. I haven't touched anything else (e.g. IO80211family). My DW1510 wireless card works great, it's just the AR8132 NIC that doesn't. I created another thread here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=257734 Thanks for any insight you can give!
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    Atheros AR8131/AR8132

    Hi all, I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on my Alienware M11X R1. Is there any reason you can think of why my AR8132 is detected, connected, given an IP/subnet/gateway/DNS, but still unable to get out to the Internet, ping other machines on my LAN, ping its own gateway, or be pinged by other machines? I'm running the atherosl1cethernet.kext. I haven't touched anything else (e.g. IO80211family). My DW1510 wireless card works great, it's just the AR8132 NIC that doesn't. I created another thread here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=257734 Thanks for any insight you can give!
  5. Hi all, I'm running SL 10.6.7 on an M11X R1 (using the Atheros AR8132 onboard NIC). I'm using the AtherosL1cEthernet.kext. I'm able to get an IP address just fine through DHCP. In the network settings, it says "Ethernet Connected", with an IPV4 address (10.0.131.233), subnet (255.255.255.192), and router (10.0.131.193). DNS servers are 10.0.131.201 and 10.0.132.8. This is on my corporate network. There's no proxy, MAC filtering, or anything like that. I can boot into Windows and get addresses and out to the network/Internet perfectly. Although I have all of the addressing in OSX via DHCP, the Ethernet shows as "Connected", and the lights are on the NIC, I'm not able to: 1) Access the internet. 2) Access anything on the LAN 3) Ping the router (10.0.131.193) 4) Ping the hackint0sh from other machines on the LAN Any ideas? I believe others have had no issues with the onboard NIC (usually wifi is the pain), so I'm not sure if it has to do with me running 10.6.7 (the latest guide was for 10.6.6) or what. Thanks!
  6. Hi all, I've just recently gotten 10.6.7 installed on my M11X R1. It works flawlessly (including sleep - thanks to THEHAWKs). I've run into an issue with the NIC, however. I've tried several different versions of the atherosl1cethernet.kext, and though the NIC is recognized, and I can get an IP address through DHCP, I cannot get out to the internet. I get an IP from the router, but cannot ping the router, or do any kind of DNS resolution. I'm wondering if this is an issue because I'm running 10.6.7, and not 10.6.6 or earlier? I've not yet found any threads or discussion of 10.6.7 on the M11X R1, but it does work perfectly. So now, at the very least, I have a fully functional MacBook Air clone (due to non-working Ethernet), but if I can get the NIC working properly, it'll be more like a HackBook Pro. Also, I've heard there's a patched x3100 kext you can use to make the GMA 4500HD graphics work? If so, you can then re-enable switchable graphics in the BIOS, and probably boost the battery life significantly, right? Cheers! P.S. If anyone needs help getting 10.6.7 on their R1 (not sure about R2 and up), please let me know, and I'll try my best.
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