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Hi,

 

I've created a MacOS 10.6 VM using Fusion 3.0.2 and it works fine on my Mac. So, I want to take that VM to my Windows box at work and run it using VMWare Player. When I tried to open it using an unmodified install of VMWare Player, I get an error about "no operating system found on disk".

 

Should this be possible? I've seen a few references to being to run MacOS 10.6 using VMWare Player but nothing concrete as far as a guide goes. I assume I'd need to follow the same instructions posted in this thread plus maybe some additional modifications to the .vmx file for my VM?

 

Thanks,

 

Andy

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Hi,

 

I've created a MacOS 10.6 VM using Fusion 3.0.2 and it works fine on my Mac. So, I want to take that VM to my Windows box at work and run it using VMWare Player. When I tried to open it using an unmodified install of VMWare Player, I get an error about "no operating system found on disk".

 

Should this be possible? I've seen a few references to being to run MacOS 10.6 using VMWare Player but nothing concrete as far as a guide goes. I assume I'd need to follow the same instructions posted in this thread plus maybe some additional modifications to the .vmx file for my VM?

 

Thanks,

 

Andy

Andy, I have not tried to copy a VM from Fusion to player, but have done plenty between PC's. You need to install the darwin.iso in to your Player 3 under Windows, download the darwin-200 zip file and expand to a directory, then replace the darwin.iso with the one from the wks7 zip file, finally at a command prompt go to the directory where you put the darwin.iso and run the "setup.cmd install" command this will install the darwin.iso, signatures etc. in to your Player 3. You will need to modify your .vmx file to include the following:

 

guestOS = "darwin10-64"

ich7m.present = "TRUE"

keyboard.vusb.enable = "TRUE"

mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE"

monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"

monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

smc.present = "FALSE"

 

This is assuming you have VT-x enabled in BIOS, etc. see the first post in this topic for further details.

 

Hope this helps!

 

P.S. May be worth posting a copy of your current .vmx file so we can compare to a running windows version, not sure if there may be different content under fusion.

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Donk,

 

I have Hackintoshes :( .

 

I guess I'll use my Fusion 2.x hackintosh to create virtual machines and use another hackintosh to run the virtual machines in Fusion 3.x.

 

What a pain! ;)

 

Thanks, Nihilator

i have an hackintosh (SL) either, but i can install Mac OSX Snow leopard Server in VMware Fusion 3.

I hope i understand you correct :)

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Andy, I have not tried to copy a VM from Fusion to player, but have done plenty between PC's. You need to install the darwin.iso in to your Player 3 under Windows, download the darwin-200 zip file and expand to a directory, then replace the darwin.iso with the one from the wks7 zip file, finally at a command prompt go to the directory where you put the darwin.iso and run the "setup.cmd install" command this will install the darwin.iso, signatures etc. in to your Player 3. You will need to modify your .vmx file to include the following:

 

guestOS = "darwin10-64"

ich7m.present = "TRUE"

keyboard.vusb.enable = "TRUE"

mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE"

monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"

monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

smc.present = "FALSE"

 

This is assuming you have VT-x enabled in BIOS, etc. see the first post in this topic for further details.

 

Hope this helps!

 

P.S. May be worth posting a copy of your current .vmx file so we can compare to a running windows version, not sure if there may be different content under fusion.

 

Thanks. That did help. After installing the additional files all I had to do was change smc.present to "FALSE" and everything booted up fine. I haven't had time to play around with it much but it seems OK. The Original Fusion generated .vmx is attached if you are interested.

 

--Andy

 

--Andy

Mac_OS_X.txt

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Looks like I have problems with this!

 

VMware product and version being used

VMware Player 3.0.1

 

Host operating system

Windows 7 RTM x64

 

Host CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

 

Vanilla Leopard or other distro

iDeneb 1.6 lite

 

Please attach the VMX file

 

n.b. I am using "darwin10" only because I was experimenting

 

Please attach the latest vmware.log file

 

 

And here's a screenshot of my problem:

 

post-500508-1267008161_thumb.png

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Looks like I have problems with this!

 

VMware product and version being used

VMware Player 3.0.1

 

Host operating system

Windows 7 RTM x64

 

Host CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

 

Vanilla Leopard or other distro

iDeneb 1.6 lite

 

Please attach the VMX file

 

 

Please attach the latest vmware.log file

 

 

And here's a screenshot of my problem:

 

post-500508-1267008161_thumb.png

This topic is only for Vanilla configurations, so we do not support iDeneb here. But if you have the retail DVD of L or SL then we should be able to get that up and running. Although your CPU is stated as supporting VT-x is it enabled in BIOS?

 

If all is well, then you need to install the darwin.iso in to your Player 3, check my post to SpazTheCat yesterday, it also has the relevant .vmx settings although yours looks fine. Use the retail DVD of SL and all should progress, based on the manual at the begining of this topic.

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This topic is only for Vanilla configurations, so we do not support iDeneb here. But if you have the retail DVD of L or SL then we should be able to get that up and running. Although your CPU is stated as supporting VT-x is it enabled in BIOS?

 

If all is well, then you need to install the darwin.iso in to your Player 3, check my post to SpazTheCat yesterday, it also has the relevant .vmx settings although yours looks fine. Use the retail DVD of SL and all should progress, based on the manual at the begining of this topic.

 

Ah, I see, I decided to try out iDeneb as I had it already from following instructions in the VBox thread.

 

Thanks for the advice then.

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i have an hackintosh (SL) either, but i can install Mac OSX Snow leopard Server in VMware Fusion 3.

I hope i understand you correct :)

A little confused as to what you are trying to acheive, SL Server is supported directly by Fusion 3, and SL client is supported if you install Donk's darwin.iso, see first post in this topic. What are you trying to do on the PC side, as the VM will transfer, see my post to SpazTheCat, provided your PC has the relevant spec.

 

Please clarify!

 

 

 

Ah, I see, I decided to try out iDeneb as I had it already from following instructions in the VBox thread.

 

Thanks for the advice then.

No problem, let us know how you get on, or need any additional assistance.

 

MSoK

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Hello

 

Where is a file for VMWare Guest with amc OS X?

 

"setup.cmd, tool-key.pub, tool-key.pem, manuel.pdf, readme.txt, setup.sh and appleac97audio.kext.zip????

 

I did not find files for VMWare Workstation 7. ;)

 

Please do not fake us! Please tellm me really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I am sad because Apple Mac OS Snow Leopard can not work on my workstation 7. :((

 

Thankjs best regards SnakeMedia

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Hello

 

Where is a file for VMWare Guest with amc OS X?

 

"setup.cmd, tool-key.pub, tool-key.pem, manuel.pdf, readme.txt, setup.sh and appleac97audio.kext.zip????

 

I did not find files for VMWare Workstation 7. ;)

 

Please do not fake us! Please tellm me really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I am sad because Apple Mac OS Snow Leopard can not work on my workstation 7. :( (

 

Thankjs best regards SnakeMedia

If you look back in this topic you will see, SL is working fine with VM Workstation 7, and the manual and tools in the first post on this topic work fine for SL under W7. Check the spec requirements for your PC, i.e. VT-x enabled in BIOS etc.

If all is well use the manual to create your guestOS as FreeBSD-64, install the darwin.iso tools in to your VM W7 instance via the darwin 200 zip file updated with the wks7 zip. Fire up your VM once then shutdown and amended .vmx settings. Need a retail version of SL on DVD or .iso, can be purchased from Apple £25, €29, $35 depending on location.

 

Check my post to SpazTheCat of a couple of days ago for .vmx settings.

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1415948

 

Hope this helps!

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I am getting the CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system error. I have VMware Workstation 7.0.1, I am running Ubuntu 9.04 (Linux) my CPU is:

 

processor	: 0
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 23
model name	: Intel(R) Pentium(R)  CPU	   E5300  @ 2.60GHz
stepping	: 10
cpu MHz		: 2600.276
cache size	: 2048 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 2
core id		: 0
cpu cores	: 2
apicid		: 0
initial apicid	: 0
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good aperfmperf pni monitor tm2 ssse3 lahf_lm
bogomips	: 5202.43
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor	: 1
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 23
model name	: Intel(R) Pentium(R)  CPU	   E5300  @ 2.60GHz
stepping	: 10
cpu MHz		: 2600.276
cache size	: 2048 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 2
core id		: 1
cpu cores	: 2
apicid		: 1
initial apicid	: 1
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 13
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good aperfmperf pni monitor tm2 ssse3 lahf_lm
bogomips	: 5202.83
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

 

(Detail is always good)

 

The only time I get this error is when I attempt to install the 10.5.8 Combo Update. It happens at %58 every time. I have run caffeine and turned off all power saving but that didn't help. I'm running Leopard 10.5.5 with the Darwin loader. I think it was packaged by Xelabo. I have also installed the vmsvga2 video driver.

 

Here's my vmx file: http://pastebin.com/cpFV1b8z

 

here's my vmware.log: http://pastebin.com/LFaYy7eU

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Thanks a lot Nihilator, running Fusion 3 on a real mac the trick above combined with the darwin-wks7 iso did it for me (changing firmware=efi to firmware=bios, to avoid the error "The guest operating system is not Mac OS X Server").<br /><br />Then I just selected CD/DVD->Use a physical disk drive with the retail DVD and the install of Snow Leopard went fine.<br /><br />(sorry about the html code above. probably due to the use of noscript).

 

Congrats to Donk for this awesome work!

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I am getting the CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system error. I have VMware Workstation 7.0.1, I am running Ubuntu 9.04 (Linux).

The only time I get this error is when I attempt to install the 10.5.8 Combo Update. It happens at %58 every time. I have run caffeine and turned off all power saving but that didn't help. I'm running Leopard 10.5.5 with the Darwin loader. I think it was packaged by Xelabo. I have also installed the vmsvga2 video driver.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, your processor does not support VT-x and your OS X is not retail, you mention "Xelabo". This topic is specifically for Intel CPU's with VT-x, retail OS X and a vanilla kernel.

 

Zenith432's Snow Kitty topic may help link below:

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1286951

 

Your .vmx confirms you are using a non vanilla kernel, guest OS = "freebsd", mght be worth seeing if you can update the kernel, as often non vanilla kernels have problems with vanilla updates.

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Donk,

 

Awesome to see this! Excitedly, I gave it a try. I have a Intel Core2Duo E8200 machine running VistaBusiness x64 with VMWare Server 2.0.1 on it. Using the VMware-guest64check-6.0.0-45731.exe, it says I'm x64 capable.

 

I installed 10.5.6 on a 20GB partition (note: I had to make Disk Utility use a Guid Partition Table instead of the default) and it looked like it was working.

 

It starts up and sits at the startup screen with the Apple icon with the spinner animating, but that's it.

 

What should I do to debug?

 

(also, how do I emulate the command-v on startup to get a verbose boot?)

 

Thanks so much!

 

RJ

 

Hello,

 

Need some help with this...encounter the same problem, stops at the spinner animating..

 

VMware® Workstation 7.0.0 build-203739

Win xp sp2

pentium dual core 5400

Leopard 10.5.6

vmx:

 

.encoding = "UTF-8"

config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "7"

numvcpus = "1"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

memsize = "764"

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:0.fileName = "Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmdk"

ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

ide1:0.autodetect = "FALSE"

ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

ethernet0.linkStatePropagation.enable = "TRUE"

usb.present = "TRUE"

ehci.present = "TRUE"

serial0.present = "TRUE"

serial0.fileType = "thinprint"

pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge4.functions = "8"

pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge5.functions = "8"

pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge6.functions = "8"

pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge7.functions = "8"

vmci0.present = "TRUE"

ich7m.present = "TRUE"

smc.present = "TRUE"

roamingVM.exitBehavior = "go"

tools.syncTime = "TRUE"

displayName = "Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental)"

guestOS = "darwin10"

nvram = "Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).nvram"

virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

ft.secondary0.enabled = "TRUE"

printers.enabled = "TRUE"

keyboardAndMouseProfile = "macProfile"

tools.upgrade.policy = "upgradeAtPowerCycle"

powerType.powerOff = "soft"

powerType.powerOn = "soft"

powerType.suspend = "soft"

powerType.reset = "soft"

 

extendedConfigFile = "Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmxf"

sound.present = "TRUE"

sound.fileName = "-1"

sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

ide1:0.fileName = "C:\Documents and Settings\Max\My Documents\Downloads\osx-leopard105.iso"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

uuid.location = "56 4d 57 45 15 4c 0c 91-79 20 0e 68 2e ac 35 6c"

uuid.bios = "56 4d 57 45 15 4c 0c 91-79 20 0e 68 2e ac 35 6c"

cleanShutdown = "TRUE"

replay.supported = "TRUE"

replay.filename = ""

scsi0:0.redo = ""

pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"

pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"

pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"

pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"

scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"

usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"

ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33"

sound.pciSlotNumber = "34"

ehci.pciSlotNumber = "35"

vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "36"

vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "134217728"

usb:0.present = "TRUE"

usb:1.present = "TRUE"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:ac:35:6c"

ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

vmci0.id = "783037804"

usb:1.deviceType = "hub"

usb:0.deviceType = "mouse"

cpuid.coresPerSocket = "1"

mks.enable3d = "TRUE"

checkpoint.vmState = ""

policy.vm.mvmtid = "52 ec c8 09 fc 3e 3e 89-2a 27 02 06 f4 54 35 23"

policy.vm.managedVMTemplate = "TRUE"

policy.vm.managedVM = "FALSE"

monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"

monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

floppy0.present = "FALSE"

 

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

 

Thank You!!

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Just a note for those trying this with ESXi 4 you will always get the dreaded "darwinGuest is not supported" error if trying to start the vm from vCenter 4. I was going crazy trying to get this to work until I decided to try it directly on the ESXi server versus vCenter. I no longer get that error...

 

Good luck...

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Just a note for those trying this with ESXi 4 you will always get the dreaded "darwinGuest is not supported" error if trying to start the vm from vCenter 4. I was going crazy trying to get this to work until I decided to try it directly on the ESXi server versus vCenter. I no longer get that error...

 

Good luck...

 

Good point. We had a discussion somewhere in the thread but so big now seems to have gotten lost. I can't fix it as it is somewhere in the vCenter agent on the ESXi host.

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Good point. We had a discussion somewhere in the thread but so big now seems to have gotten lost. I can't fix it as it is somewhere in the vCenter agent on the ESXi host.

 

Donk, no problem. I just wanted to get a post in the thread that had the keywords so someone else could find it. Quick question, is compatibility still limited to 10.5 on ESXi or has this changed over the last few months since the manual was originally written? Also I wanted to thank you for a very informative manual!!

 

Thanks!

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Donk, no problem. I just wanted to get a post in the thread that had the keywords so someone else could find it. Quick question, is compatibility still limited to 10.5 on ESXi or has this changed over the last few months since the manual was originally written? Also I wanted to thank you for a very informative manual!!

 

Thanks!

No, SL is not supported in ESX(i), well not with a Vanilla kernel, and retail OS X. Some work going on using a non Vanilla kernel, along the lines of Zenith432's Snow Kitty topic.

 

Sorry MSoK!

 

 

 

Just a note for those trying this with ESXi 4 you will always get the dreaded "darwinGuest is not supported" error if trying to start the vm from vCenter 4. I was going crazy trying to get this to work until I decided to try it directly on the ESXi server versus vCenter. I no longer get that error...

 

Good luck...

We should clarify, vCenter Server is not part of ESXi as such, i.e. the free release of ESXi does not have vCenter, you use the vSphere Client, which talks to the server directly. vCenter is part of the full product, i.e. Advanced, Enterprise, etc. and needs to be purchased and licensed, and in effect upgrades the ESXi to include Advanced, Enterprise, etc. functionallity including vCenter support.

 

Hope this clarifies!

 

 

 

Hello,

 

Need some help with this...encounter the same problem, stops at the spinner animating..

 

VMware Workstation 7.0.0 build-203739

Win xp sp2

pentium dual core 5400

Leopard 10.5.6

vmx:

 

ich7m.present = "TRUE"

smc.present = "TRUE"

displayName = "Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental)"

guestOS = "darwin10"

monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"

monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

 

Thank You!!

OK, slight confusion, you mention in the text Leopard (10.5.6), but in your .vmx Snow Leopard (10.6)

 

In terms of your CPU, need to check if it is VT-x enabled, as one varient of the processor (SPEC Code: SLGTK) does support VT-x the other (SPEC Code: SLB9V) does not. If unsure run securable link below to check:

 

http://www.grc.com/securable.htm

 

If OK, then ensure it is enabled in BIOS.

Next need to confirm your L or SL is a "retail" copy either DVD or ISO?

 

Assuming all is OK, and you have installed the darwin.iso from darwin-200 zip updated with wks7, then need to make a couple of changes to your .vmx and hopefully you will be able to progress.

 

For Snow Leopard change the following:

guestOS = "darwin10-64" or "darwin10" for 32-bit

ich7m.present = "TRUE"

keyboard.vusb.enable = "TRUE"

mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE"

monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"

monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

smc.present = "FALSE"

 

 

For Leopard change the following:

guestOS = "darwin-64" or "darwin" for 32-bit

ich7m.present = "TRUE"

keyboard.vusb.enable = "FALSE"

mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE" you may need to change this to "FALSE" if you have mouse issues

monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"

monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

smc.present = "FALSE"

 

Good luck, hope this helps!

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No, SL is not supported in ESX(i), well not with a Vanilla kernel, and retail OS X. Some work going on using a non Vanilla kernel, along the lines of Zenith432's Snow Kitty topic.

 

Sorry MSoK!

 

 

 

 

We should clarify, vCenter Server is not part of ESXi as such, i.e. the free release of ESXi does not have vCenter, you use the vSphere Client, which talks to the server directly. vCenter is part of the full product, i.e. Advanced, Enterprise, etc. and needs to be purchased and licensed, and in effect upgrades the ESXi to include Advanced, Enterprise, etc. functionallity including vCenter support.

 

Hope this clarifies!

 

 

 

 

OK, slight confusion, you mention in the text Leopard (10.5.6), but in your .vmx Snow Leopard (10.6)

 

In terms of your CPU, need to check if it is VT-x enabled, as one varient of the processor (SPEC Code: SLGTK) does support VT-x the other (SPEC Code: SLB9V) does not. If unsure run securable link below to check:

 

http://www.grc.com/securable.htm

 

If OK, then ensure it is enabled in BIOS.

Next need to confirm your L or SL is a "retail" copy either DVD or ISO?

 

Assuming all is OK, and you have installed the darwin.iso from darwin-200 zip updated with wks7, then need to make a couple of changes to your .vmx and hopefully you will be able to progress.

 

For Snow Leopard change the following:

guestOS = "darwin10-64" or "darwin10" for 32-bit

ich7m.present = "TRUE"

keyboard.vusb.enable = "TRUE"

mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE"

monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"

monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

smc.present = "FALSE"

 

 

For Leopard change the following:

guestOS = "darwin-64" or "darwin" for 32-bit

ich7m.present = "TRUE"

keyboard.vusb.enable = "FALSE"

mouse.vusb.enable = "TRUE" you may need to change this to "FALSE" if you have mouse issues

monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"

monitor.virtual_mmu = "software"

smc.present = "FALSE"

 

Good luck, hope this helps!

 

It sure did!

 

Thks dude!

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I've been using a SL VM for several months now, however, I just recently changed to a RAID hard drive setup. I've noticed that i can no longer boot the vm's, but those that were suspended work ok, i just can't reboot. Is there any known solution here? I'm using i7, asus pgt deluxe v2 with RAID 0 setup now on win 7.

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I managed to get OS X Leopard running on ESXi 4.0 but am having some problems with the sound card. Tried to follow the manual's instructions to load the sound card driver. I copied the AppleAC97Audio.kext file into the /System/Library/Extensions folder but it doesn't seem to load properly.

 

I'm pretty new to Mac OS X. Could use some help with installing/loading the extensions.

 

Thank you.

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I've been using a SL VM for several months now, however, I just recently changed to a RAID hard drive setup. I've noticed that i can no longer boot the vm's, but those that were suspended work ok, i just can't reboot. Is there any known solution here? I'm using i7, asus pgt deluxe v2 with RAID 0 setup now on win 7.

I am guessing you have reinstalled the OS etc, and reinstalled VM Workstation 7, since the VM's use a completely virtual HD driver, it should only be you need to reinstall the darwin tools, that is assuming you are using the vanilla kernel, with retail OS X.

 

I managed to get OS X Leopard running on ESXi 4.0 but am having some problems with the sound card. Tried to follow the manual's instructions to load the sound card driver. I copied the AppleAC97Audio.kext file into the /System/Library/Extensions folder but it doesn't seem to load properly.

 

I'm pretty new to Mac OS X. Could use some help with installing/loading the extensions.

 

Thank you.

Probably much simpler to install Zenith432's excellent audio drivers link below:

 

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsvga2/files/

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hello, running SnowLeopard on vmware 701, host is win-x64, vmsvga122 drivers + ensoniq 102 drivers installed.

 

I am having a small issue with (video driver?) where when I connect via Apple Remote Desktop to another mac, the remote cursor appears as a large black square. I think it is 32x32 px.

 

I captured a screenshot with my iphone's camera so you can see:

2ymvsqh.png

 

the reason i didn't do a "normal" screenshot: whenever i try to capture the screen using my screen cap utility, the black box disappears! it goes away when vmware is not the 'active' application, and it returns as soon as it gets focus again. very weird.

 

anyone know whats causing this, is there some setting i can try in my .vmx file to fix it?

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Out of interest, has anyone tried unity with this? In case it's been mentioned, I've tried using the search topic function and it didn't come up with anything.

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Hello

 

I think you might be having problem because of drivers, and I don't think it's possible to avoid it if you connect directly with Apple Remote Desktop. Try other VNC clients, I think you might get better results but most importantly, VMware Workstation has builtin VNC settings and ports. Try to connect to them (i cant remember where, I think somwhere in virtual machine settings inside workstation you get that options).

 

Hope it helps!

 

cheers!

 

hello, running SnowLeopard on vmware 701, host is win-x64, vmsvga122 drivers + ensoniq 102 drivers installed.

 

I am having a small issue with (video driver?) where when I connect via Apple Remote Desktop to another mac, the remote cursor appears as a large black square. I think it is 32x32 px.

 

I captured a screenshot with my iphone's camera so you can see:

2ymvsqh.png

 

the reason i didn't do a "normal" screenshot: whenever i try to capture the screen using my screen cap utility, the black box disappears! it goes away when vmware is not the 'active' application, and it returns as soon as it gets focus again. very weird.

 

anyone know whats causing this, is there some setting i can try in my .vmx file to fix it?

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