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About avitchi

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  1. Now, that should teach me a lesson. I have upgraded to VM Workstation 8.0.1 (from 8) looking for video improvements etc, but the SL VM will no longer start. Got the grey Apple logo and that was it. So, I have download and run the latest unlocker... as it was suggested it is needed after each upgrade. It make a difference in that I no longer get the Apple page. VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vmx) Exception 0xc0000005 (access violation) has occurred. A log file is available in "D:\OSx\vmware.log". A core file is available in "D:\OSx\vmware-vmx-7768.dmp". You can request support and include the contents of the log file and the core file. To collect data to submit to VMware support, choose "Collect Support Data" from the Help menu. You can also run the "vm-support" script in the Workstation folder directly. We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement. ... and after I dismiss that: Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to. And I am kinda stuck now... should I downgrade back to VM 8.0.0? Any help will be appreciated.
  2. Thanks Ryan All is progressing nicely with the SL configuration. Video Resolution I have found that when I was trying to install VMWare Tools from the Workstation itself, a message telling me that none was available poped up. I recalled that the unlocker was supposed to put darwin.iso in the VMWare directory so that tools may indeed be installed directly but I may have misunderstood that. So, I had an iso from prev attempts to get SL working, called darwin_snow.iso. I connected to this iso and was able to install VMWare Tools and hay presto, a complete list of resolutions for my screen appeared. I set the resolution to be near my screen res (the exact one was not listed), but interestingly from the client I can now show full screen but I think its not as sharp as it could or should be (not being the native resolution). My monitor is 1920x1080, and the one I selected inside SL (in SwitchResX4) is in fact 1680x1050. The Workstation (8) allows me to do full screen. I got the above iso from http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-install-o...dows-7-9140301/ Trying to get into unit mode (whatever that is) I get the following message: The virtual machine cannot enter Unity mode because: - The guest operating system is running an out-of-date version of VMware Tools. Video Speed My impression is that its not yet sleek... it appears slow. One thing I have noticed in the client setup was that the video option you refer to are not there. This may be, I wonder, due to the fact I do not have a separate video card but I use the built-in garphics. Hanging I use to get hangs in SL which I tracked to happen in line with my power conservation settings. I have now turned it off in System Preferences/Energy Saver and no more hangs. I have left power management on the host (Windows 7 Ultimate x64) as is. Network Shares This is an interesting one. I always see my shares on a NAS and some other network hosts. I see these in the Finder. After some time, and it may be after pausing the guest, not sure, these shares no longer show in the Finder. Audio Cannot get any sound going as of yet, but will read through these pages for hints and report back. wmv playback I found a couple of programs that suppose to play wmv files, such as Gom Player and VLC Player, but both do not show the actual content. So some more work required there. Are there any benefits in any components of this unlocker for anyone with existing SL install? Thanks for all the brill work.
  3. Hello Mac Son of Knife, Thanks for your help. The key to it all was the link you listed bellow. I wonder how I missed that in the first place. I would like to say the document above is brill. I followed it and all worked great, even on my i5 and SL 10.6.3. It was indeed required to change the CPUID, and I was able to install the OS from an ISO I created, which worked way faster than using the retail CD. One of the things that I seem unable to change is the screen resolution. I have read other documents and changed it as suggested... but This is how my configuration plist file looks like. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>"Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32@60"</string> </dict> </plist> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you so far. I cannot believe I have Mac OS working.
  4. Hello. I am new here but have come to believe that if there is anywhere I can find a solution it would be here. This is my situation: My setup: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit VMware Workstation 8 PC running an i5 CPU My problem is that every time I start the OS X install I get a crash, as showing in the attached image. I followed the instructions provide here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1750629 When running the command line (as Admin), I noticed two exceptions, but the process seem to have gone OK. This was the output... ------------------------------------------------------------------ C:\Apple\VMware>install VMware Unlocker 1.0.0 ===================== © Dave Parsons 2011 Stopping VMware services... The VMware Workstation Server service is stopping. The VMware Workstation Server service was stopped successfully. The VMware Authorization Service service was stopped successfully. Creating backup folders... The system cannot find the file specified. The system cannot find the file specified. Core=VMware Workstation InstallPath=C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\ Saving 64-bit files... C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx.exe -> C:\Apple\VMware\backup\x64\vmware-vmx.exe 1 File(s) copied C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx-debug.exe -> C:\Apple\VMware\backup\x64\vmware-vmx-debug.exe 1 File(s) copied C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx-stats.exe -> C:\Apple\VMware\backup\x64\vmware-vmx-stats.exe 1 File(s) copied Patching 64-bit files... Copying 64-bit files to VMware folder... C:\Apple\VMware\bin\x64\vmware-vmx-debug.exe -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx-debug.exe C:\Apple\VMware\bin\x64\vmware-vmx-stats.exe -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx-stats.exe C:\Apple\VMware\bin\x64\vmware-vmx.exe -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx.exe 3 File(s) copied Saving 32-bit files... C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vmx.exe -> C:\Apple\VMware\backup\vmware-vmx.exe 1 File(s) copied C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vmx-debug.exe -> C:\Apple\VMware\backup\vmware-vmx-debug.exe 1 File(s) copied C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vmx-stats.exe -> C:\Apple\VMware\backup\vmware-vmx-stats.exe 1 File(s) copied C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmwarebase.dll -> C:\Apple\VMware\backup\vmwarebase.dll 1 File(s) copied Patching 64-bit files... Copying 32-bit files to VMware folder... C:\Apple\VMware\bin\vmware-vmx-debug.exe -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vmx-debug.exe C:\Apple\VMware\bin\vmware-vmx-stats.exe -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vmx-stats.exe C:\Apple\VMware\bin\vmware-vmx.exe -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vmx.exe C:\Apple\VMware\bin\vmwarebase.dll -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmwarebase.dll 4 File(s) copied C:\Apple\VMware\darwin.iso -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\darwin.iso C:\Apple\VMware\darwin.iso.sig -> C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\darwin.iso.sig 2 File(s) copied Starting VMware services... The VMware Authorization Service service is starting. The VMware Authorization Service service was started successfully. The VMware Workstation Server service is starting. The VMware Workstation Server service was started successfully. C:\Apple\VMware> ------------------------------------------------------------------ I then proceeded with installation as follows: Created a VM using a VMX file (not allowed to upload) Pointed the VM to darwin500.iso Started the VM Then pointed to my OS X SL retail CD When the install starts I get the error showing in the image. The text is this: A fault has occurred causing a virtual CPU to enter the shutdown state. If this fault had occurred outside of a virtual machine, it would have caused the physical machine to restart. The shutdown state can be reached by incorrectly configuring the virtual machine, a bug in the guest operating system, or a problem in VMware Workstation.Click OK to restart the virtual machine or Cancel to power off the virtual machine. I have tried all sorts - looking at my VM setup, bios setup, different Darwin.iso files etc etc. Maybe I should just buy a Mac but my desk has too much kit on it already Any assistance will be much appreciated.