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Run Snow Leopard in VMware Fusion?


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VMWare Fusion detects the OS based on a checksum for the Leopard Server Installation DVD.


You can create your own checksums that VMWare Fusion will look for by taking your Snow Leopard image and running the following commands:


sudo bash

cd "/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/isoimages"

mkdir original

mv darwin.iso tools-key.pub *.sig original

perl -n -p -e 's/ServerVersion.plist/SystemVersion.plist/g' < original/darwin.iso > darwin.iso

openssl genrsa -out tools-priv.pem 2048

openssl rsa -in tools-priv.pem -pubout -out tools-key.pub

openssl dgst -sha1 -sign tools-priv.pem < darwin.iso > darwin.iso.sig

for A in *.iso ; do openssl dgst -sha1 -sign tools-priv.pem < $A > $A.sig ; done



Please note, I have not personally tested these instructions. They were pulled from http://www.macgeekblog.com/blog/archive/20...gerleopard.html


However the methodology is still sound for applying to Snow Leopard.



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That is exactly what I did for leopard and tiger, and tested Leopard, which did boot fine. It won't load the DVD for snow Leopard. I even tried an ISO ripped from it, and thought about torrenting it (as I already own it), but it works fine for a native install. I just want to try it out in a VM for fun.

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Someone came up with a hack for VMware Fusion that allows Leopard and Tiger to be installed. I tried it with Snow Leopard but it will not boot the DVD. Any idea why, or how to fix it?





Can you post the link to that hack for vmware fusionthat allows Leopard and Tiger to be installed.

thank u

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