How to Install Retail OS X 10.6 "Snow" and OS X 10.7 "Lion" under VMware Workstation 8, Player and Fusion 4
Spatula replied to MSoK's topic in Multi-booting and VirtualisationI would also like to report the successful update to OS 10.7.4 but this time under Workstation 7.1.5 for Windows. Sorry for posting this here, but I couldn't find the same topic for the older version of Workstation. Workstation 7.1.5 should be patched. Virtual machine should use the EFI rom. OS 10.7.0 was originally booted and installed from prepared OS installation on .vmdk (with Lion DiskMaker on 10.6.8). You need AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext from OS 10.7.1 You need AppleSMC.kext from OS 10.7.3 (I used the one from 10.7.2, because I skipped the 10.7.3 update) After update you should replace the LSI and SMC drivers with the older ones as described in previous posts or with the help of OS installation disk. I also have installed VMware Tools from darwin401.iso, SVGA II driver 1.2.4 and EnsoniqAudioPCI 1.0.3. Everything works fast and without problems, even the problem with logging out when starting the applications (as described in http://www.insanelym...howtopic=269292) seems to have gone away.
As this problem was getting quite annoying, I downgraded to VMware Workstation 7 (patched), installed Lion again but unfortunately this didn't help. I have also found that a lot of other people have the same problem on real Macs, for example: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1221994 https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2701209 Even if I increase the memory on SVGA to maximum, the problem doesn't go away. At least I don't have problems with slow video response in VMware 7...
I have installed both Snow and Lion under unlocked VMware Workstation 8 (both as type="darwin11"). Both have installed VMware Tools from Fusion401, VMsvga2 1.2.3 & guestd patches. Both OSes are updated to latest versions. Snow works OK, but in Lion, when I start applications like Safari or QuickTime Player from the Applications folder, cursor turns into small black rectangle and I get logged out to login screen. This does not happen if I start Safari from the dock bar. This happens even without VMsvga2 driver. I can provide logs, if someone tells me which & where they are (I am new to this :-). Any advice would be helpful - thanks!