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  1. So I just got Yosemite up and virtualized in ESXi. However, I am using workstation as a console like the KB says to do after 6.5. So the benefit of the workstation is that sound can come out if you add the adapter. This works just fine with a window$ VM. (BTW the documentation says it shouldn't work) In the yosemite VM it just produces a white-noise static when the sounds should be played. This tells me that it is a driver issue, and should be able to work in theory. However, does anyone have experience with VMWare workstation and the sound in OS X? Thanks,
  2. Ciao Ragazzi, Apro questo nuovo topic per chiedervi dei consigli, entro poco sostituirò il mio amatissimo "cassone" del 2011 con, finalmente, un pc per il verso. il mio più grande pensiero riguarda la compatibilità della scheda madre per cui mi affido totalmente a voi nella scelta. vi elenco il resto dei componenti suddivise anche per ordine di acquisto dato che comunque procederò in acquisti successivi e non tutto insieme Prima parte: cpu: intel i7-6700k ( oppure i7-7700k se la scheda integrata funziona) mobo: pensavo ad una gaming da circa 200€, se con led ancora meglio ram: corsair vengeance ddr4 3000 MHz ssd: samsung 960 evo 250 gb ( windows + programmi) + ssd crucial 500gb (mac os x + programmi) hdd: trasferiti dal vecchio pc per i dati 2tb alimentatore: cooler master v750 (750W) case: cooler master mastercase maker 5 seconda parte: gpu: ancora da decidere ma dalla 1070 in su, vorrei utilizzare il cosiddetto "2k" tranquillamente raffreddamento: AIO ma devo ancora decidere quale. Non sono stato a mettere il costo di tutti i componenti ma comunque si accettano consigli su tutti i pezzi per avere la compatibilità migliore possibile . grazie in anticipo a tutti
  3. Hi people there. I am new to the forum but not new to hackintosh. In 2012 I bought a dual xeon 5420 with a tyan board that run successfully os 10.6 for some years. This with a iatkos installer. Then I made a fresh install of 10.8 again from iatkos that runs great as well. This success led me to buy an intel s2600cp board with two 2670 xeons and 128 gb ram. I installed iatkos ml2 on it and it boots fine but the activity monitor only shows 3gb ram. The rest os the system and apps see 128gb, but it will crash when attempting to use more than 3gb, so I think activity monitor is right, and not the system profiler. I have also tried niresh mavericks. It installs and runs great but can´t seem to make the gtx660 work. It works in 10.9 but without any acceleration, and updating to 10.9.5 and using nvidia web drivers makes the screen freeze all the time (the mouse pointer still responds a bit). This is with ge=no. I have also tried ge=yes but I think it just got to a black screen. I have tried all sort of stuff but nothing seems to work. Was using chimera 3.0 and now switched to clover wich has far too many options. One thing I notice is that the screen seems to crash in relationship with disc activity. The more drive reads the more it freezes. There are thousand things I could still try, like different bootloaders, pci slots, graphics cards, freezefix app, etc. But before I loose all of my hair I tought I should ask here if anybody is familiar with this board. I have read of similar builds but not a single one with the s2600cp. I don´t have experience with other installation methods like dsdt or creating a custom installer, just niresh and iatkos. Thought they should be fine as I got past the installer easily. Would be glad to help if anybody is on the same boat. Thanks in advance. Pepo
  4. Hello, I am looking for information for installing MacOs on a Dell Precision T5600 Workstation. I have not found anything yet and I was wondering if there is anyone around here with experience in these towers. Thank you very much. Specs: Precision T5600 Chipset Manufacturer Model Intel Intel C600 Chipset Processors Manufacturer Models Intel Sandy Bridge E5-26xx series, LGA2011 :Intel® Xeon™ processors 4, 6, and 8 Core support Up to 150W Instruction/Data Cache: 32KB Supports Dual Processors Intel® Xeon®E5-2620 Processor (Six Core HT, 2.0GHz Turbo, 6 MB Intel Smart Cache, 95 watt) Video Type Models Discrete PCIe 3.0 / 2.0 x 16 Up to 2 full-height, full length (maximum of 300 W) 2 GB AMD FirePro™ W5000 Memory Specifications Supported configurations Memory type DDR3 1333 MHz and 1600 MHz RDIMM ECC Memory connectors 4 DIMM slots with single processor; 8 DIMM slots with dual processors Supported memory module capacities 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB RDIMM ECC Minimum memory 4 GB Maximum memory 64 GB single processor; 128 GB dual processor Audio Type Model Integrated RealTek ALC269 High Definition Audio Network Type Model Integrated Intel 82759
  5. Hi there, i've already brought a HP z800&400 to El Capitan, so now i wanna set up a fast rendering machine for VR, VFX and 4k renderings, using the following core components: 1x i7-6950k 2x MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 980 4GB OC 1x ASUS X99-Deluxe II 2x Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB As usually the question arises whether those components will work on El Capitan or not - you dont wanna spend 4k on scrap metal right? And i definitely need Thunderbolt, so will this work with the ASUS X99-Deluxe II? Any information or guidance especially considering the i7-6950k will be appreciated. Thank you in advance mcBane
  6. Asus ESC700 Workstation Il modello in questione è dotato di una scheda madre Asus P9X79-WS SYS, con processore Xeon E5-2620 e 32 Gb di RAM; la scheda video è una Asus GTX950 con 2Gb di RAM. L'archiviazione si basa su 2 dischi allo stato solido OCZ TRION 100 da 480Gb, su uno dei quali è stato preinstallato Windows 10 Pro (in Legacy mode, il che mi ha costretto a reinstallare Windows in UEFI), l'altro è invece dedicato a El Capitan. Occorrente: Pendrive da 8 Gb o superiore Un Hack o un Mac col quale preparare la pendrive d'installazione App di El Capitan Clover UEFI bootloader Kext essenziali Kext.zip nVidia Web Drivers della versione che andremo ad installare ssdtPRgen (thanks to Piker Alpha) Toleda audio_CloverALC-master audio_CloverALC-master.zip Utility per ottimizzare il sistema ed installare i kext Archivio.zip La preparazione della USB è stata eseguita da terminale con il metodo CreateInstallMedia sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction al termine è stato installato Clover in UEFI mode. Bios di default, modificato soltanto le USB (abilitato Hand Off), Audio (abilitato HDMI) e CSM (Disabled) Prima di procedere all'installazione ho avviato da USB ed ho estratto le tabelle ACPI premendo F4 alla schermata principale di Clover, trasferito il contenuto della cartella EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin su un altro Hack quindi corretto e patchato il DSDT per partire con un sistema già definito e senza problemi di spegnimento, riavvio e quant'altro. Patch applicate: DTGP Shutdown Asus Insert HDEF modificato EUSB e USBE in EHC1 ed EHC2 Modificato NPE2 in PEGP ed inserito la parte grafica GFX0 e HDAU Inserito ASMedia 1042 WiFi Atheros (il PC è dotato di una scheda PCI TP-Link TL-WN881ND con chip AR9287) Il DSDT così modificato è stato inserito in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/Patched della USB Il config.plist è stato pulito in tutta la parte ACPI, aggiunto nv_disable=1 e npci=0x2000; SMBIOS ho preferito usare MacPro 5,1 invece di MacPro 6,1 a causa delle USB2, che altrimenti non venivano riconosciute Ho usato OsxAptioFix2Drv invece dell'originale, più per avere la certezza del boot che per un'effettiva necessità. Nella cartella Kexts/10.11 ho messo FakeSMC, i kext Caldigit per le USB3 ASMedia, AHCIPortInjector per il controller SATA Marvell, AppleIntelE1000 e IntelMausiEthernet per le 2 LAN. L'installazione è andata liscia (ricordo che con la pendrive creata col metodo CreateInstallMedia l'installazione avviene in 2 step, il primo di preparazione e il secondo di installazione), al riavvio ho installato i kext in S/L/E, copiato la cartella EFI della pendrive nella EFI del disco e riavviato nuovamente da pendrive per aggiungere il disco al boot tramite le boot options di Clover. Avendo preparato la chiavetta con la versione 10.11.2 di El Capitan ho provveduto ad aggiornare immediatamente alla 10.11.3 tramite AppStore. La mossa successiva è stata scaricare ed installare i drivers web nVidia, modificando di conseguenza il config.plist togliendo nv_disable=1 ed aggiungendo nvda_drv=1 oltre all'iniezione nVidia. Creato SSDT per il processore ed aggiunto DropOEM al config.plist. Al successivo riavvio grafica Ok ma memoria 0Mb e la connessione diretta in HDMI non funziona, tramite adattatore DVI-HDMI tutto funziona regolarmente audio compreso (P.S. con definizione di sistema MacPro 6,1 connesso a qualsiasi porta della scheda video il monitor si spegne al termine del caricamento del boot o nel caso migliore compare una serie di righe sottili multicolori, come se l'interfaccia grafica fosse caricata con un framebuffer errato, altro motivo che mi ha spinto ad usare MacPro 5,1); per la quantità di memoria video, fattore puramente estetico, ho aggiunto la quantità di RAM nel config.plist. PM attivo, controllato con Intel Power Gadget. Per l'audio è stata inserita la sezione HDEF nel DSDT, con layout 1, montato la EFI e modificato ancora una volta il config.plist per applicare le patch al volo, lanciato lo script di Toleda e riavviato.
  7. 1st i want to say please know that im in a hurry i just want to help y'all im a old member in this forum i mean i just signed up now thats why i didn't do quiz 2 to post everywhere cause im in a hurry i tested this in windows 8.1 and it should work on win xp/7/8/8.1/10 so please copy this and paste it there \\\ to slove the when win-install.cmd crashes you just see 'Administrator privileges required'' really fast , even if you run it as Administrator still doesn't work right ? well just delete this from win-install.cmd net session >NUL 2>&1 if %errorlevel% neq 0 ( echo Administrator privileges required! exit ) then run it as Administrator and whalla there u go , u welecome i also will attach unlocker208 just in case someone can't download it unlocker208.zip
  8. Can any one help me with this? Yes I am doing this as an administrator. I turn off all the vmware services. and I understand it not finding the unlocker.exe. I try to install diferent unlockers using diferent VMware versions and nothing. the only thing I havent change its my OS. I even installed Pyton EVEN do its Not Needed. Do i need to do something else please help. I wana use it to start learning mac. Using VMware workstation 12.0.0 build-2985596 I build my computer its a i7 6700k OC to 4.6Ghz, memory 32680 MB, Intel 750 SSD, and 1 TB SSD samsung, Windows 10, 64-bit (Build 10240) 10.0.10240
  9. So I've been successfully running Yosemite (10.10.5) under Workstation 11 for the last 6-8 months. Recently I added a USB 3.0 external drive for some data portability. In Workstation 11, I discovered that I need to have USB compatibility set to "USB 2.0" in order for my (Dell) keyboard to work. If I set it to USB 3.0, the mouse works fine but the keyboard stops working (it's just a standard $8 keyboard). Anyway, as a result, access to my external drive is limited to USB 2.0 speeds. Does anyone have suggestions on how to fix things so that I can get USB 3.0 speeds? Can I modify things so that the keyboard & mouse are "connected" via USB 2 while the disk drive is connected via USB 3? How do I do that? Alternately, would upgrading to Workstation 12 solve this issue? I am reluctant to pay for the upgrade since Workstation 11 has been running fine so far. Advice welcome.
  10. Dear All I am running osx 10.9 on workstation 10 and for some reason I cannot connect my iphone, windows phone or external hard drive to the virtualised Apple OS. When I connect the same device to my native OS it seems to work without a problem. When I try to connect a device I get an error in the workstation message log: "The connection for the usb device "xxxx" was unsuccesful". Further info says "Driver Error" Has anyone faced this before or any idea how I can fix this? Kind Regards MarcelMac
  11. I try this Fedora 22 workstations at https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/ It carry gnome desktop, i replace it to Cinnamon desktop and it has a good perform graphics over radeon graphics card, and it replace yum by dnf.
  12. Hello, sorry if this has been answered in another forum post however i have looked for a solution for a long time. I am trying to run Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite on VMware workstation 10.0.3 (Build 1895310) It loads up to the point of the apple logo and displays this error message ""The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point." I have tried to fix this error in many ways, 1 - Enabling SVM or AMD V (Hardware virtualization) in BIOS (was already enabled) (following this guide = http://www.manualslib.com/manual/437993/Gigabyte-Ga-F2a55m-Hd2.html?page=28 ) 2 - Masking CPUID (cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101") suggested here = http://minhdanh2002.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/fixing-cpu-has-been-disabled-by-guest.html 3 - Enabling PAE (paevm = "TRUE") 4 - Fiddling with VM settings 5 - Reinstalling VMware Workstation My Processor - AMD A8 5600k My Motherboard - Gigabyte F2A55M-HD2 Error message = Thank you for reading - any help is greatly appreciated! -Loz
  13. Workstation GPU on Yosemite

    With X99 arriving soon, I am thinking about building a hi-end machine equipped with a 5960X, lots of RAM and a workstation GPU, like an AMD FirePro W7000 or a newer W8100. Since Yosemite comes with new AMD drivers, I was wondering whether these cards could work OOB or with minor tweaks to the kexts. It will be quite an expensive build, and I am considering as well as to go directly for a legit MacPro, though there are many parts of it which I don't like at all (like that I have to externalize all my ssds, hdds). Please don't come to suggest me a gaming-class GPU instead, because it is not what I need. I found almost no informations about this on the internet, I hope someone can give me a help here! Thanks in advance!
  14. Hi all, Think I could need some help for building my upcoming "HackPro" - should be a "professional" workstation in desktop form, with "professional" simply meaning that I will rely on this machine for earning my money, and I like having some extra power I want to do all sorts of tasks with this machine, since I do software development on the one hand, but also work a lot with graphics and other media. So while a good part of my work will be dominated by single threaded performance, I also need a decent amount of cores for Photoshop, video encoding, 3D and video rendering and I also use - especially while developing - a LOT of virtual machines - not uncommon to have 4 or even more Systems running at the same time, plus some additional Emulators for iOS and Android. That also means that 32 GB would be the absolute minimum amount of RAM I need. So these would be my requirements, sorted in order of importance: 1) Reliabilty 2) maximum OS X compability "out of the box" (by using similar hardware as the new mac pro for example) The machine must be able to run OS X 10.9, but also Windows 7/8 via Bootcamp. 3) Decent and well balanced overall performance with (PCI based) SSD Storage, Single / Multithreaded Apps as well as GPGPU (Option for Dual SLI should be on the Mobo) 4) Silent operation would also be quite important, I really hate loud rigs. My budget for this Machine would be around 6000$, so I can throw a bit of money into my build, but of course my budget is not unlimited Also keep in mind that this would be my first hack, and I am not an hardware expert So basically, I do not need an absolutely specialized machine - for example by using as many core as possible - but rather a good "all around performer", with good single threaded performance, but also a decent amount of cores and good GPU processing power. I assume that 8-12 cores might be the sweet spot in my case, but 6 (higher clocked) cores _could_ also suffice - but might be a bit low even when only looking at my VM needs. For the GPU, I'd prefer one (maybe later two) TITANs over any AMD card, but the more difficult question right now - before choosing the right Mobo - for me would be the right choice of CPU type and Chipset: At the moment I would opt for a C602 based chipset, since this should also be the one that the new "Mac Pro" will be using, thus I expect less hassle in the future with Mobos based on this chipset. But of course there is also the X79 chipset, which might be more proved and better tested "in the field", but also seems a bit dated now. As for the CPUs, the question would be: single socket or dual socket? E5 or E5 v2? Or even a higher clocked Haswell or older i7 CPU? (But I am a bit wary of overclocking due to lack of experience with overclocking and also concerns over stability) For example, I could use two E5-2637v2 vs one E5-1680v2. Both have 8 cores, but the Dual CPU gives me more memory slots and PCI Lanes, and has a much higher base clock count. But, would that dual CPU be really faster on OS X? Because I also heard that OS X is not optimized for dual CPU usage at all, and I think that will not improve since there won't be any Dual CPUs anymore from Apple. So, very difficult question for me - what would be your take on this? Any help or insights would be greatly appreciated! TIA, Frank
  15. I originally wrote this "How To" in the following topic "Workstation 8/9, Player 4/5 and Fusion 4/5 Mac OS X Unlocker" started by Donk, see link below, since there are now some 500+ replies in the topic, I thought it was time to extract the post and start a new topic. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/268531-workstation-89-player-45-and-fusion-45-mac-os-x-unlocker/ Although a lot of alternative methods are available, the following "How To" based on the work by Donk, Zenith432 and others on "InsanelyMac" is a proven method for installing a "Vanilla / Retail" version of OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.11 (El Capitan) under VMware Workstation 10/11, Player 6/7, Workstation Pro/Player 12 and ESXi 5/6, using physical media (Snow Leopard) or an email with a content code for the Mac App Store (Lion and Mountain Lion) purchased from the Apple Store or media created from the App Store download. If you have access to an existing OS X machine physical or virtual you can download OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan) for free. It is important for the method detailed below to work, you must be running a relatively recent Intel processor with VT-x (Hardware Virtualisation) support which has been enabled in BIOS. Install the "Unlocker" following the included readme.txt, version 1.3.x for Workstation 10, Player 6 or ESXi 5 and "Unlocker" version 2.0.x for Workstation 11, Player 7, Workstation Pro/Player 12 and ESXi 6 created by Donk based on work by Donk, Zenith432 and Sam B, see the links below, to enable support for OS X. If you have access to an OS X machine, Redeem your purchase and download OS X from the Mac App Store under Purchases or use Updates to get OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan) once downloaded on your OS X machine extract the InstallESD.dmg from your App Store download of "Install OS X Lion" or "Install OS X Mountain Lion" in the Applications folder, right click the icon and select "Show Package Contents" open folder "SharedSupport" and copy the InstallESD.dmg to your desktop. Link to the "Unlocker" download to support Workstation 10.x, Player 6.x, Fusion 6.x and ESXi 5.x: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/20-vmware-unlocker-for-os-x/ Link to the "Unlocker" download to support Workstation 11.x, Workstation Pro 12.x, Player 7.x, Workstation Player 12.x, Fusion 7.x, Fusion 8.x and ESXi 6.x: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/339-unlocker/ Please note this media creation method will NOT work for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) an apple script is required to create a bootable DMG file from the "Install OS X Mavericks" or "Install OS X Yosemite" app downloaded from the Mac App Store, see the second post in this thread for details, link below: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/290949-how-to-install-os-x-10x-snow-leopard-lion-mountain-lion-mavericks-and-yosemite-in-vmware-workstation-10-or-player-6/?p=1937757 If you do not have access to an OS X machine, then purchase the OS X Snow Leopard DVD from the Apple Store ($19.99 US or £14.00 UK), you can use the DVD directly but it is easier to covert the DVD to an ISO. In order for you to be able to use the .dmg created for Lion or Mountain Lion as install media in Workstation 10/11 or Player 6/7 (Workstation Pro 12, Workstation Player 12, Fusion 6, 7 and 8, ESXi 5.1, 5.1 U1, 5.5, 5.5 U1, 5.5 U2, 5.5 U3, ESXi 6.0 and ESXi 6.0 U1x support .dmg files directly) the .dmg will have to be converted to an .iso, this can be done at the command line in OS X see below or in Windows using a third party product like ImgBurn ( http://www.imgburn.com/ ) or dmg2img ( http://vu1tur.eu.org/tools/ ) . In an OS X terminal session run the following: cd Desktop hdiutil convert ./InstallESD.dmg -format UDTO -o InstallESD mv InstallESD.cdr InstallESD.iso The conversion process will take some time, so apply the cup of coffee rule. The conversion process actually creates a .cdr file which we rename with the mv command to a .iso which can be mounted as installable media in Workstation 10/11 and Player 6/7. If the "Unlocker" has been installed correctly you should now be able to create a new Apple Mac OS X Guest operating system in Workstation 10/11, Workstation Pro 12, Player 6/7, Workstation Player 12 and ESXi 5/6 and select the InstallESD.iso you have created as the "Installer disc image file (iso):" and select Apple Mac OS X as the "Guest operating system" and Mac OS X Server 10.6 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.7 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.8 or Mac OS X 10.9 as the "Version". Mac OS X 10.9 can be installed from the .dmg created via the script detailed in the second post of this topic as can Mac OS X 10.10 which is only available as an option in Workstation 11, Workstation Pro 12, Player 7, Workstation Player 12 and ESXi 6, although Mac OS X 10.10 or 10.11 can be installed in Workstation 10, Player 6 or ESXi 5 using Mac OS X 10.9 as the "Version". Please note Mac OS X 10.11 is only available as an option in Workstation Pro 12, Workstation Player 12 and ESXi 6. Next choose a name and location for the virtual machine, then specify the "Maximum disk size (GB):" (I always select a minimum of 64 GB) and whether to "Store virtual disk as a single file" or "Split virtual disk into multiple files", (I select single file for ease of portability, but in theory selecting multiple files should offer better performance), however the default settings work fine. You now have the option to either Finish and create the Virtual Machine or "Customize Hardware...", I recommend adding a second core under the "Processors" section (although you may get the "Your Mac OS guest might run unreliably with more than one virtual core." warning message) and change the "Network Adapter" to "Bridged" (in theory these are optional, the default settings should will work fine, but experience would suggest using the recommended settings) select Close and Finish. It has been noted, thanks to cb4, that sometimes you get no keyboard input in the virtual machine, setting the "Enhanced virtual keyboard" from "Off" to "Use if available (recommended)" resolves the issue, and does not appear to have any issues when set on for a working OS X Virtual Machine. To disable the VMware multiple vCPU message add the following line to the VMX configuration for the guest whilst it is shutdown. isolation.tools.bug328986.disable = "TRUE" Please note this will only suppress the message, and the guest may be unstable with more than 1 vCPU, however since it is a very long time since real Mac's were not at least dual core, I always add at least two vCPU's, and have not experienced any instability. Thanks to Donk for the fix, for additional information head over to the website "Shine The Braille Toad". If you create the virtual machine using version 11 or later hardware, the default for Workstation 11, the virtual machine will not start and either hang or create a CPU core dump error message. Donk has confirmed two options to work around the issue: 1. Change the virtual machine to version 10 hardware. 2. Edit the configuration file (.vmx) and add the following line: smc.version = "0" Power on the virtual machine and the OS X installation should proceed to the Welcome screen, select your main language, and in the OS X Utilities screen select Disk Utility. In the left panel you should now see 68.72 GB VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media, or similar depending on the hard drive size you set when creating the virtual machine, select the drive, and select the Partition tab. Next change the Partition Layout: from "Current" to "1 Partition", you can select more than one partition but I generally keep it simple, give the Partition a meaningful name, i.e. OS X, and click on the Apply button (the default format "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" should be selected, and under the "Options..." button "GUID Partition Table" should be selected), you will next get an "Are you sure" warning, click on the Partition button to complete the creation of OS X formatted partition, you should see it appear below the VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media. The DIsk Utility presentation has changed in El Capitan, having selected the VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media as detailed above select the Erase button, the Partition button will be grayed out, and give the drive a meaningful Name: i.e. OS X and select "OS X Extended (Journaled)" as the Format: finally select "GUID Partition Map" as the Scheme and press the blue Erase button to create the drive ready for use by OS X. Now exit Disk Utility and select Reinstall or Install OS X, click Continue at the Install OS X screen and agree to the Apple EULA, at the Select the disk where you want to install OS X, you should have a nice yellow OS X disk in the middle of the screen, select the disk and click on Install, the installation should then proceed with a blue progress bar and "About 9 minutes remaining", following a re-boot OS X will continue "Installing OS X on the disk "OS X ..." again with a blue progress bar and "Time remaining: About 19 minutes", if the screen goes white with only a black mouse pointer, just click to bring back the install OS X screen. Following a further re-boot you should finally be at the Welcome screen with a map of the world and the option to select your language, followed by "Select Your Keyboard" to get the best support for a PC keyboard select the Show All and choose the relevant "Your Language - PC" version, i.e. British - PC. The next couple of screens may or may not appear depending on your network configuration, "How Do You Connect?", "Your Internet Connection" probably best to leave "TCP/IP Connection Type" Using DHCP initially. The next screen to appear is the "Transfer Information to This Mac", "Sign in with Your Apple ID" if you choose Don't sign in, you will get a splash screen with the option to "Skip", "Terms and Conditions", "Create Your Computer Account", "Select You Time Zone", "Diagnostics & Usage" followed by a "Setting up your Mac" and a thank you from Apple you should then be at the OS X desktop. This will create a vanilla install of OS X which can and should be patched via "Software Update..." as a matter of priority. It appears that like ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6, Workstation Pro/Player 12 using Unlocker 2.0.7 or later, Install VMware Tools... under the VM tab now appears to work, if not use the method as for previous versions of Workstation and Player detailed below: To install "VMware Tools" go to the Virtual Machine Settings for the OS X VM and select CD/DVD (IDE) and under "Connection" click on "Use ISO image file:". It is quite likely your InstallESD.iso will still be selected, so just "Browse..." to the location of the darwin.iso and select "Open". The darwin.iso is not present in a standard install of either Workstation 10/11, Workstation Pro 12, Player 6/7 or Workstation Player 12, it is added as part of the "Unlocker" install and is located in the VMware Workstation folder under "Program Files (x86)\VMware" or "Program Files\VMware" for a 32-bit host in a default install, make sure the "Device status" has "Connected" ticked generally "Connect at power on" is ticked by default. You may get an error when switching mounted .iso's in the Virtual Machine Settings "The guest operating system has locked the CD-ROM door..." it is OK to answer "Yes" to the question "Disconnect anyway and override the lock?". In your OS X desktop a VMware Tools icon should appear in the upper right corner, double click and select "Install VMware Tools", it is recommended to install VMware Tools as it offers an enhanced user experience when working with the Virtual Machine. Please note VMware Tools cannot be installed from the menu in Workstation 10/11 or Player 6/7 to an OS X Virtual Machine (unlike Fusion, ESXi 5.x snd ESXi 6.x and now Workstation Pro 12 and Workstation Player 12 which support VMware Tools installation from the menu). The latest VMware Tools from Fusion 7/8 now provide the best graphics support for OS X virtual machines, and Zenith432 has stopped development of the VMsvga2 graphics drivers. The latest darwin.iso is available to download at the VMware CDS Repository, see link below: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/user/487896-msok/ http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ Once you are up and running with your virtual OS X machine you need to do a couple of housekeeping tasks to ensure your virtual machine does not freeze. Firstly go to "System Preferences" and select "Energy Saver" and set "Computer sleep:" and "Display sleep:" to Never and also un-tick "Put hard disks to sleep when possible", "Wake for Ethernet network access" and "Allow power button to put the computer to sleep". In "Desktop & Screen Saver" set "Screen Saver" to "Start after:" Never. One final note, occasionally you can come across an unsupported CPU error, this should be rare if you have recently downloaded your OS X media from the App Store as the App Store version is updated when a new combo patch is released. Alternatively if your CPU is one of the very latest Intel processors not yet supported by OS X, Apple check CPUID's when installing OS X, and will not install on an unsupported processor platform. (A prime example was when Intel introduced the Core i3, i5 and i7 and Xeon 5600 series processors, Snow Leopard 10.6.4 was the lowest version of OS X to support the new processors, unfortunately the highest available "vanilla" media was and still is 10.6.3, without the CPUID mask it was impossible to install OS X Snow Leopard. As stated earlier in this post, Apple starting with OS X 10.7 Lion deliver the latest slipstreamed media via the App Store.) In either case add the following line to your OS X virtual machine configuration file (.vmx): cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101" or cpuid.1.eax = "----:----:----:0010:----:----:1010:0111" The first was based on work by myself and Donk, the second a recommendation by jmattson of VMware, see links below: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/232183-snow-leopard-on-vmware-and-disabled-cpu-error/ http://communities.vmware.com/thread/423099?start=30&tstart=0
  16. VMware Unlocker for OS X

    Version 1.3.0

    237,986 downloads

    Mac OS X Unlocker for VMware ============================ 1. Introduction --------------- The package is a combination of the Unlocker code written by Zenith432 plus some fixes and scripts written by myself that wrap the actual unlocker code. It has been tested against: * Workstation 8/9/10 on Windows and Linux (32 & 64-bit versions) * Player 4/5/6 on Windows and Linux (32 & 64-bit versions) * Fusion 4/5/6 on Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks * ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5 The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product being patched: * Fix vmware-vmx and derivatives to allow Mac OS X to boot * Fix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during creation * Copy darwin.iso if needed to VMware folder Note that not all products recognise the darwin.iso via install tools menu item. You will have to manually mount the darwin.iso for example on Workstation. Also Player is missing vmware-vmx-debug and vmware-vmx-stats files and so an error is shown during patching as the files are not found. This can be safely ignored. OS X guests on ESXi patched hosts cannot be controlled from vCenter, only from the ESXi host itself. This means power operations have to be run directly on the server. The vmwarebase code does not need to be patched on ESXi or OS X so you will see a message on those systems telling you that it will not be patched. In all cases make sure VMware is not running, and any background guests have been shutdown. 2. Windows ---------- On Windows you will need to either run cmd.exe as Administrator or using Explorer right click on the command file and select "Run as administrator". install.cmd - patches VMware and copies darwin.iso tools image to VMware uninstall.cmd - restores VMware and removes darwin.iso tools image from VMware 3. Linux --------- On Linux you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts. You may need to ensure the contents of the linux folder have execute permissions by running chmod +x against the 4 files. install.sh - patches VMware and copies darwin.iso tools image to VMware uninstall.sh - restores VMware and removes darwin.iso tools image from VMware 4. Mac OS X ----------- On Mac OS X you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts. This is really only needed if you want to use client versions of Mac OS X. You may need to ensure the contents of the osx folder have execute permissions by running chmod +x against the 3 files. install.sh - patches VMware uninstall.sh - restores VMware 5. ESXi ------- You will need to transfer the zip file to the ESXi host either using vSphere client or SCP. Once uploaded you will need to either use the ESXi support console or use SSH to run the commands. Use the unzip command to extract the files. <<< WARNING: use a datastore volume to run the scripts >>> Please note that you will need to reboot the host for the patches to become active. The patcher is embbedded in a shell script local.sh which is run at boot from /etc/rc.local.d. You may need to ensure the contents of the esxi folder have execute permissions by running chmod +x against the 3 files. install.sh - patches VMware uninstall.sh - restores VMware Note: 1. System should have a persistent scratch partition - should be OK except for stateless and USB boot on drives less than 4GB http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1033696 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1013015 http://www.vreference.com/2011/04/28/check-for-esxi-scratch-persistence/ 2. Any changes you have made to local.sh will be lost. If you have made changes to that file, you will need to merge them into the supplied local.sh file. 3. This option runs at boot time to patch the releavant files and it now survives an upgrade or patch to ESXi as local.sh is part of the persisted local state. 6. Zenith432's Unlocker ----------------------- In all cases the unlocker can be run without the scripts but you would need to carry out additional actions which the scripts encapsulate for you especially on ESXi. If you want to run the unlocker directly the parameters are: Usage: Unlocker [-h] [-u] [target_directory] -h: print help -u: remove the patch target_directory: customize location of vmx executables On all platforms you must run it with administrator or root privileges. The source code is provided and Zenith432 makes it freely available for modification. I have modified the code and it is available as per Zenith432's original statement. Thanks to Zenith432 for building the unlocker and Mac Son of Knife for all the testing and support. History ------- 11/10/11 1.0.0 - First release 07/11/11 1.0.1 - Fixed typo in Windows command files 07/12/11 1.0.2 - Updated patcher and tools for latest release WKS 8.0.1 & FUS 4.1.1 10/05/12 1.1.0 - Changed the patching mechanism for vmwarebase .dll or .so & tested against ESXi 5.0 U1 and Tech Previews. 13/07/13 1.1.1 - Changed ESXi scripts to ensure not deleting root /bin folder - Fixed vmwarebase patching on 32-bit Linux - Some other code clean-up in Unlocker.cpp 18/09/13 1.2.0 - Updated vmwarebase pattern matching for WKS 10.0.0 & FUS 6.0.0 25/03/14 1.3.0 - New method to run patcher on ESXi - Fixes crashes when using vCenter - Tested against ESXi 5.5 - Darwin guest tools from Fusion 6.0.2 - Zip file preserves file attributes for Posix based systems © 2011-2014 Dave Parsons
  17. Hi guys, been researching all day. First-time builder here so any help would greatly be appreciated. However I have some experience adding removing computer parts, just never built one from scratch. I'd like to build a badass workstation, no gaming. I'd also like it to dual boot OSX and Windows 7 so I can cater to clients' needs. Primary software is FCP, Avid, Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and light Cinema 4d work. I plan to upgrade my graphics card later when the C4d work gets more serious. Again, any help would be hugely appreciated, I'm a total noob! Budget $2.5k (although less is always good) Motherboard ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131701 Processor Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (i read 2700k it's more reliable for OCing) http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115095 RAM(plenty for After Effects) CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233232 Harddrive Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233206 Graphics Card(cudas for Premiere Pro) Galaxy 56NGH6HS4IVZ GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB Battlefield 3 Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814162089 Power Supply OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341049 Case Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811139009 Cooling Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835608018 Blu-Ray SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151222 Already have Dell SP2309W 23-Inch LCD Widescreen Monitor 2048x1152 http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B001TH7FAQ Several 1TB 3.5" 7200 HDDs laying around. (will use as internal SATAs) Apple keyboard Apple mouse OSX Lion Questions 1.) I need an aiprort card, is this a reliable method? http://tonymacx86.co...php?f=19&t=1143 2.) I'm most unsure about my motherboard. Is it good? I like the 2 eSATAs. What affects the price difference in motherboards anyways? Should I just get this instead? http://www.amazon.co...d=24Z4L3UCAFWAD 3.) Any suggestions on how to make this build better? Faster? More uber? 4.) Am I missing anything? Compatibility issues? THANK YOU IN ADVANCED!
  18. I have VMWare Workstation 8 and an AMD system(AMD-V Enabled), and I would love to install Snow Leopard on it. But I can't find any decent guides to do this, and I'm looking for some guidance. I want to install it with the least modifications as possible. So could anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks all in advance. EDIT: I didn't want to make all those threads, I have no idea why that happened. Could a MOD please delete the duplicate threads?
  19. I have VMWare Workstation 8 and an AMD system(AMD-V Enabled), and I would love to install Snow Leopard on it. But I can't find any decent guides to do this, and I'm looking for some guidance. I want to install it with the least modifications as possible. So could anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks all in advance.
  20. I have VMWare Workstation 8 and an AMD system(AMD-V Enabled), and I would love to install Snow Leopard on it. But I can't find any decent guides to do this, and I'm looking for some guidance. I want to install it with the least modifications as possible. So could anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks all in advance.
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