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Problems running Mountain Lion under VMWare 9

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Hi,

 

I managed to install Mountain Lion under VMware 9 using the instructions found at http://www.tonymacx86.com/61-[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-install-os-x-mountain-lion-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html -- Unfortunately, I'm seeing two problems:

 

1. Go to "Users & Groups" and attempt to change the current user's icon. When I click on the current icon a panel comes up with Defaults, Recent and Camera. Problem is, there are no icons on the right. If I click randomly in the empty panel, then click Done, the icon *does* change. This leads me to believe that the icons aren't rendering correctly for some reason (but they *are* there).

 

2. Once I install VMWare Tools I begin seeing a "double caret" for text-editing fields. Meaning, when I move the mouse over a text field I see two mice. One belongs to the guest and the other to the host. The mouse looks fine as a pointer, but not in text-editor mode.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Gili

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The user icon issue is because the VM doesn't support acceleration.

 

The mouse issue is probably because of the VMWare Tools.

 

VMWare isn't reallys supposed to run OS X, it's a "work around" to get it to work. So it's kind of a trade off.

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Thanks Adam,

 

I guess I could live with these two issues, but the final problem is that once I install VMWare Tools I also start seeing kernel panics every single shutdown. Here is the stack-trace:

 

Interval Since Last Panic Report:  2273 sec
Panics Since Last Report:		  6
Anonymous UUID:				    D9CF03E1-81DE-498A-AC3F-FB2A32D6D1DF
Sat Sep 22 01:21:49 2012
panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff80002c4dd5): "Double fault at 0xffffff7f80ce527b, registers:\n" "CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0xffffff804517fff8, CR3: 0x0000000001318000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660\n" "RAX: 0xffffff8006bca400, RBX: 0x0000000000000001, RCX: 0x0000000001000000, RDX: 0xffffff8005b15190\n" "RSP: 0xffffff8045180000, RBP: 0xffffff8045180020, RSI: 0x0000000000000001, RDI: 0x0000000000000001\n" "R8:  0x0000000000000006, R9:  0xffffff80065378b5, R10: 0xffffff7f8151b58c, R11: 0xffffff800064c536\n" "R12: 0xffffff8005c64188, R13: 0xffffff80058e9c54, R14: 0xffffff8005c29400, R15: 0xffffff8005e1d268\n" "RFL: 0x0000000000010202, RIP: 0xffffff7f80ce527b, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010\n" "Error code: 0x0000000000000000\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1699.32.7/osfmk/i386/trap_native.c:278
Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff8040275ec0 : 0xffffff8000220792
0xffffff8040275f40 : 0xffffff80002c4dd5
0xffffff80402760a0 : 0xffffff80002daf4f
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0xffffff80451807d0 : 0xffffff7f80ce5281
0xffffff8045180800 : 0xffffff7f80ce5281
0xffffff8045180830 : 0xffffff7f80ce5281
0xffffff8045180860 : 0xffffff7f80ce5281
0xffffff8045180890 : 0xffffff7f80ce5281
0xffffff80451808c0 : 0xffffff7f80ce5281
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Backtrace continues...
  Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
	 com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime(1.6.1)[45D2F839-D952-3D1E-AE79-5F1D3AB247E2]@0xffffff7f8151a000->0xffffff7f8151dfff
	 com.apple.driver.AppleSMC(3.1.3d10)[97AF0811-7246-3330-BE6E-841BE5849E6C]@0xffffff7f80ce2000->0xffffff7f80ceffff
	    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[4A5A4624-7A52-3EA0-BB8D-5B265B086727]@0xffffff7f80765000
BSD process name corresponding to current thread: launchd
Mac OS version:
11G56
Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Thu Aug 23 16:25:48 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_X86_64
Kernel UUID: FF3BB088-60A4-349C-92EA-CA649C698CE5
System model name: VMware7,1 (440BX Desktop Reference Platform)
System uptime in nanoseconds: 420180104586
last loaded kext at 12894078751: com.vmware.kext.vmhgfs 0064.63.21 (addr 0xffffff7f81611000, size 65536)
last unloaded kext at 72992266491: org.navi.OemSMBIOS 1.0.0 (addr 0xffffff7f808f0000, size 20480)
loaded kexts:
com.vmware.kext.vmhgfs 0064.63.21
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Model: VMware7,1, BootROM VMW71.00V.0.B64.1206270404, 4 processors, 3.29 GHz, 2 GB, SMC 1.16f8
Graphics: Display, PCI, 128 MB
Memory Module: RAM slot #0/RAM slot #0, 2 GB, DRAM, 0 MHz, VMware Virtual RAM, VMW-2048MB
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Parallel ATA Device: VMware Virtual IDE CDROM Drive, 15.1 MB
SCSI Device: SCSI Target Device @ 0
USB Device: DataTraveler 102, 0x0930  (Toshiba Corporation), 0x6545, 0x02100000 / 2
USB Device: VMware Virtual USB Hub, 0x0e0f  (VMWare, Inc.), 0x0002, 0x11200000 / 3
USB Device: VMware Virtual USB Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x020b, 0x11210000 / 4
USB Device: VMware Virtual USB Mouse, 0x0e0f  (VMWare, Inc.), 0x0003, 0x11100000 / 2

 

I need VMWare Tools because clipboard sharing won't work with it (which is a major inconvenience). Any ideas on how to fix this?

 

Gili

 

The user icon issue is because the VM doesn't support acceleration.

 

The mouse issue is probably because of the VMWare Tools.

 

VMWare isn't reallys supposed to run OS X, it's a "work around" to get it to work. So it's kind of a trade off.

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Hi,

 

I managed to install Mountain Lion under VMware 9 using the instructions found at http://www.tonymacx8...l-based-pc.html -- Unfortunately, I'm seeing two problems:

 

1. Go to "Users & Groups" and attempt to change the current user's icon. When I click on the current icon a panel comes up with Defaults, Recent and Camera. Problem is, there are no icons on the right. If I click randomly in the empty panel, then click Done, the icon *does* change. This leads me to believe that the icons aren't rendering correctly for some reason (but they *are* there).

 

2. Once I install VMWare Tools I begin seeing a "double caret" for text-editing fields. Meaning, when I move the mouse over a text field I see two mice. One belongs to the guest and the other to the host. The mouse looks fine as a pointer, but not in text-editor mode.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Gili

 

How are you installing this? I don't think using the link you provided is the best way. Check out the unlocker threads here, and use a retail copy of OS X. However even running in Fusion there are issue such as no icons for login screen.

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Hi Donk,

 

http://www.tonymacx86.com/61-[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-install-os-x-mountain-lion-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html were the most official I could find :) If you know of a better way, could you please share the link?

 

Regarding the unlocker, I am using version 1.1.0 which seems to be the newest version discussed on this forum. What do you recommend on this front?

 

Thanks,

Gili

 

How are you installing this? I don't think using the link you provided is the best way. Check out the unlocker threads here, and use a retail copy of OS X. However even running in Fusion there are issue such as no icons for login screen.

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Hi Donk,

 

http://www.tonymacx8...l-based-pc.html were the most official I could find :) If you know of a better way, could you please share the link?

 

Regarding the unlocker, I am using version 1.1.0 which seems to be the newest version discussed on this forum. What do you recommend on this front?

 

Thanks,

Gili

 

You don't need ###### you should be able to create an ISO file from ML installer app and just boot it (there ar eposts on this forum about doing this). That was the point of the unlocker, and it should work just fine on Workstation 9 as I use it myself. The problem with these other solutions is that they usually put a bunch of stuff that isn't needed on the guest and then we end up with ll sorts of different issues.

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You don't need ###### you should be able to create an ISO file from ML installer app and just boot it (there ar eposts on this forum about doing this). That was the point of the unlocker, and it should work just fine on Workstation 9 as I use it myself. The problem with these other solutions is that they usually put a bunch of stuff that isn't needed on the guest and then we end up with ll sorts of different issues.

 

Fair enough. Just to make sure I understand correctly, you're saying you did the following?

 

1. Convert ML installer app to ISO

2. Create new machine in Workstation 9

3. Install ML from the ISO

4. When installation completes, install VMWare Tools using darwin.iso that shiped with Unlocker 1.1.0

 

and you did not end up with the Kernel Panic I posted above?

 

Thanks,

Gili

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Here is a summary of what I did to get OSX 10.8 installed on a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3Rv2 motherboard. Hopefully this will help others.

  1. Install VMWare Workstation 9
  2. Install VMWare Unlocker 1.1.0 from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/268531-workstation-8-and-fusion-4-mac-os-x-unlocker/
  3. Downloaded install.zip from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/281192-guide-a-fast-and-easy-way-to-install-mountain-lion/
  4. Downloaded DSDT file for the motherboard from http://www.tonymacx86.com/11-dsdt-database.html
  5. Download a DSDT editor from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/223205-dsdt-editor-and-patcher/
  6. Edit the motherboard DSDT file, changing the layout-id to 12 as instructed by install/ALC885HDA_Lion_MLion_V1.00/Readme First.txt
  7. Compile the DSDT file and copy it into install/extra/DSDT.aml
  8. Edited install/finalize and removed the lines that copy the audio driver into place (the OS detects the audio driver fine by itself, running these lines actually causes audio to *not* work)
  9. Install Mountain Lion from USB
  10. Reboot into USB
  11. Run "finalize"
  12. Reboot back into Mountain Lion.
  13. Install VMWare Tools using darwin.iso that came with unlocker 1.1.0
  14. Reboot.

I suspect that I might Donk might be right and I should be able to install MountainLion without replacing any drivers. I'm going to try this next.

 

Gili

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I'm happy to report that Donk was right. Here are the shortened install steps:

 

1. Buy Mountain Lion (don't run the installer otherwise it'll delete itself)

2. Convert the installer into an ISO: hdiutil convert "Install Mac OS X Lion.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg" -format UDTO -o "Install Mac OS X Lion.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.iso" as mentioned at http://partnerweb.vmware.com/GOSIG/MacOSX_10_7.html

3. Copy the ISO (you'll have to rename it from .iso.cdr to .iso) to the host

4. Install Workstation 9

5. Run VMWare unlocker 1.1.0 found here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/268531-workstation-8-and-fusion-4-mac-os-x-unlocker/

6. Mount the ISO in the machine's CDROM settings

7. Create a new Virtual Machine for Mountain Lion

8. Install Mountain Lion inside the VM

9. Install VMWare tools using darwin.iso that came with the unlocker

10. You're done.

 

There is no need for any special patches, at least not for 10.8 (10.8.2 might be a different story).

 

Thanks again,

Gili

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Glad you got it working. All the information is here on the forum but getting harder to find. Unfortunately I just do not have the time to dedicate to helping people here as I once did. I will get around to a small update to the code and scripts, plus add the latest tools in the next couple of weeks.

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Hi Donk,

 

Sorry long time "no speak", in the same boat regarding help, but also now running 9 without problems, and 5.1 although not had much time to play, oops I meant test, yet! Where can I get the latest tools (darwin.iso) I have access to Fusion 5, or I could wait for your update, let me know if you want me to test anything.

 

Hope all is well with you, family and work, speak soon, MSoK.

 

P.S. EXSi 5.1 now officially supports installing ML from the .dmg, although I have installed Lion from the .dmg under 5.0 U1 in the past without issues, see link below:

 

http://partnerweb.vmware.com/GOSIG/MacOSX_10_8.html

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Hi Donk,

 

Sorry long time "no speak", in the same boat regarding help, but also now running 9 without problems, and 5.1 although not had much time to play, oops I meant test, yet! Where can I get the latest tools (darwin.iso) I have access to Fusion 5, or I could wait for your update, let me know if you want me to test anything.

 

Hope all is well with you, family and work, speak soon, MSoK.

 

P.S. EXSi 5.1 now officially supports installing ML from the .dmg, although I have installed Lion from the .dmg under 5.0 U1 in the past without issues, see link below:

 

http://partnerweb.vm...acOSX_10_8.html

 

Hi MSoK

 

Doing well and yourself? I hadn't realised that ESXi 5.1 had the DMG code in it, but makes sense as Apple Mac Pros are formally supported by VMware. Maybe with cowwoc's help we should use this as a new thread for Workstation 9, Fusion 5 and ESXi 5.1?

 

As for tools go get them from Fusion 5 for now. They will be the ones I add to the unlocker.

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Hi MSoK

 

Doing well and yourself? I hadn't realised that ESXi 5.1 had the DMG code in it, but makes sense as Apple Mac Pros are formally supported by VMware. Maybe with cowwoc's help we should use this as a new thread for Workstation 9, Fusion 5 and ESXi 5.1?

 

As for tools go get them from Fusion 5 for now. They will be the ones I add to the unlocker.

Donk,

 

All fine at this end, maybe better if you start a new thread, most people associate your name as the reference point for all things VMware and OS X. If you let me know we will follow the convention of our previous threads. Then your first post can be updated with the new v9 "Unlocker" when ready. I use the v9 based on the compatibility level of W9, F5 and ESXi 5.1, just a thought.

 

Since I am busy doing clean installs of ML on W9/P5 and ESXi 5.1 I will do some updated install guides while I am at it, probably time for a set based on the latest universal "Unlocker" from you and Zenith.

 

Cheers,

MSoK.

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From my point of view, the biggest thing you're missing is a link off the home page to the build instructions. Finding build instructions buried inside a forum post is hard. It didn't even show up in various Google searches I've made for over a week now.

 

For starters, you could go to http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page and add a link to the build instructions beside the Hardware Compatibility section. When you go to http://tonymacx86.blogspot.ca/ they dedicate an entire section to "guides" and feature build instructions for Mountain Lion right there at the top right corner of the main page. Just a thought...

 

Thanks,

Gili

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From my point of view, the biggest thing you're missing is a link off the home page to the build instructions. Finding build instructions buried inside a forum post is hard. It didn't even show up in various Google searches I've made for over a week now.

 

For starters, you could go to http://wiki.osx86pro...x.php/Main_Page and add a link to the build instructions beside the Hardware Compatibility section. When you go to http://tonymacx86.blogspot.ca/ they dedicate an entire section to "guides" and feature build instructions for Mountain Lion right there at the top right corner of the main page. Just a thought...

 

Thanks,

Gili

 

We wanted get some things stickied but never got a response from a moderator. I am thinking it may be simpler to put guides on my web site but that is about to move hosters and so would be awhile.

 

BTW be aware that the tonymac stuff is banned here by the fourm mods.

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I've just managed to get ML 10.8.2 installed under VMWare Player 5 with no issues. I just converted the DMG into an ISO (using dmg2img in Windows) then plugged it into a unlocked VMWare Player. Performance is good enough to do basic iOS development on too.. Here is my Geekbench score:

http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1116188

 

Some relevant links:

Unlocker Thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/267296-esxi-5-mac-os-x-unlocker/

VMWare Tools Thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/283274-tip-vmware-tools-for-osx-as-a-guest/

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I was also able to get 10.8.2 installed under VMWare Player 5 with no issues using dmg2iso in windows - otherwise I used all the same steps as listed in post #10. I had been using VirtualBox to get 10.6.8 running so I could then download Mountain Lion. VMWare is sooooooooo much easier, and with the unlocker, the whole process took maybe an hour. The whole process to get Snow Leopard running to the point where I could download ML was 14-16 days... yes days.

 

Thanks y'all!

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I was also able to get 10.8.2 installed under VMWare Player 5 with no issues using dmg2iso in windows - otherwise I used all the same steps as listed in post #10. I had been using VirtualBox to get 10.6.8 running so I could then download Mountain Lion. VMWare is sooooooooo much easier, and with the unlocker, the whole process took maybe an hour. The whole process to get Snow Leopard running to the point where I could download ML was 14-16 days... yes days.

 

Thanks y'all!

Mr. D.

VMware is equally good (thanks to Zenith432 and Donk's unlocker) when installing Snow and Lion as well as Mountain (needs latest VMware E5.1; W9; P5 or F5 ideally for ML), couple of additional requirements (CPUID mask)for Snow due to the age of the image (10.6.3) with Core i processors, but other than that, as you say about 1 hour.

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Mr. D.

VMware is equally good (thanks to Zenith432 and Donk's unlocker) when installing Snow and Lion as well as Mountain (needs latest VMware E5.1; W9; P5 or F5 ideally for ML), couple of additional requirements (CPUID mask)for Snow due to the age of the image (10.6.3) with Core i processors, but other than that, as you say about 1 hour.

 

Just out of interest I was wondering whether you could use a CPUID mask with VirtualBox to fix running on a later processor with Snow Leopard. I think that it may be possible having looked at the VB source code. Mr D - I will have a look at it when I have access to a Windows PC, as not in the office until next week.

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That would be interesting, as I had to use a legacy kernel version of Chameleon just to boot, then replace with the ivy kernel to upgrade to .8 just to get to the place where I could download ML. If its possible to fake the CPU in the VB VM itself, that would save at least some of the steps. I am working on making a bootloader .iso disc with the ivy kernel integrated into it so that people who start where I did can have a little easier time. The thing about it is, if you buy top of the line, current hardware, then get OS X "legitimately" the only way I know how -- which is to buy the Snow Leopard Disc from the Apple Store over the phone, anyone trying to do what I did will run into the problems I did. Its all well and good to get OS X working on older stuff, but what about the newer stuff? That's where the bootloader .iso disc that I'm working on could help, and where your efforts with the VB code could also help quite a bit. 2 different tacts to get to the same point - and having options, and options that WORK, is what I like best about this community.

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WARNING: There is a problem with VMWare Tools version 5.0.1 and perhaps newer versions as well. You can no longer copy/paste from the host into the guest.

 

The version of VMWare Tools that comes with unlocker 1.1.0 is the latest version that worked for me. I'm not sure what version that is because of http://www.insanelym...inisos-version/

 

UPDATE: I stand corrected. The problem only affects "Shared VM" mode regardless of which VMWare Tools is installed. VMWare Tools 5.0.1 works perfectly for normal VM.

 

Gili

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