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Very slow boot time for Mac OS X 10.7.4 in VMWare

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I just installed Mac OS X 10.7 in VMWare Workstation 8 from an existing vmdk I downloaded.

After that, I ran a system update and got to 10.7.4. It all seemed ok, and boot times seemed decent.

Then, I installed vmware tools (from a darwin_snow.iso) so I can really get fullscreen resolution and now I seem to have really really slow boot times (somewhere around 1 hour).


My obvious guess is that it is because of vmware tools. Am I correct, and what can I do?



My laptop:

Intel Core i5 2.4ghz

4gb ram (2gb allocated in vmware)

Nvidia GT 540M with 2gb vram


Thank you

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I don't sure that I right about this issue but I

have terrible experience with OSX in VMWare on Windows.

I tried use lot of vmware images from web and most of it had issues like you have.

I remember that I got best result with VMWare when I installed OSX (probably is 10.6.6-8) by myself

and it works acceptable but it's has some big issues like very buggy openGL in mac application.

Therefore I guess that you need drop this vmware image, and to try next or try install osx to vmware by self.


But any way best way to use it is a install to real hardware.

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