Simple steps to create macOS Installer for Vmware on Linux or Windows
This guide describes how you can create a Vmware image (vmdk) for installing macOS in Vmware. Most tutorials about this topic require an ISO installer file that was typically created in macOS or you have to download some preinstalled image file from unknown source. None of them are ideal. But if you follow the steps below, you will not need to access macOS and will use official and trusted sources.
First of all download gibMacOS from here and set up https://github.com/corpnewt/gibMacOS
Run the script to download the full macOS installer: on Linux:
Install qemu-img converter
on Linux (Debian or Ubuntu):
install qemu-tools package
on Windows use this installer: https://qemu.weilnetz.de/w64/
when you run the installer, it is enough to select the "tools" and "dll library".
Convert the downloaded BaseSystem.dmg to Vmware image
run the following commmand in that directory where BaseSystem.dmg was downloaded (somewhere here: gibMacOS-master/macOS Downloads/publicrelease/061-44387 - 10.15.3 macOS Catalina) on Linux:
qemu-img convert -O vmdk -o compat6 BaseSystem.dmg recovery.vmdk
c:\"Program Files"\qemu\qemu-img convert -O vmdk -o compat6 BaseSystem.dmg recovery.vmdk
Use the previously created image to install macOS in Vmware
I assume you have a patched and working Vmware already. If not, find another guide but in nutshell:
- confirm the VT-x is supported on your Intel machine (if you are on AMD you may not able to virtualize macOS or you need to do more work)
- install VMware Workstation or VMware Workstation Player (free for non-commercial use)
- use an unlocker to patch the Vmware to support macOS guest
currently this works well: https://github.com/BDisp/unlocker/
So when you are here you have a patched Vmware and a Vmware image (recovery.vmdk).
Run Vmware and create a new virtual machine by choosing macOS guest. But add another hard disk as well with selecting to use an existing virtual disk. Browse the recovery.vmdk. You will get a warning about the image is not in the latest format but choose to keep the existing format.
After you installed the macOS, install the vmware tools as well.
Tested on Windows 10 with macOS Catalina 10.15.3 in Vmware 15.5 Player
Hi everyone !
I have a laptop thinkpad x1 yoga 2018 , the sound device is realtek alc285.
My friend and I spend numerous time on patching its layout-id , however either the headphone jack or laptop audio recording have noises.
Any help is appreciated , thank you !!!
If you have a working Brightness Slider and you might be using Brightness slider or manual hotkeys to control brightness then this guide may help you to use your Native hotkeys of laptop.
(All the Credits goes to @RehabMan For OS-X-ACPI-Debug Kext and DSDT Patches.)
This step assumes that you are using RehabMan's VoodooPS2Controller or Acidanthera's PS2Controller
Install the kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Debug
Open MaciASL and click on patch.(Add rehab man repo)
Apply "Add DSDT Debug Methods" and "Instrument EC Queries" that are under Brightness Fix.
Save the DSDT and restart
Look in Syslog as you press the key corresponding to brightness to determine which _QXX methods handle the keys
(UPDATE: From Sierra Apple changed logging process. So you won't find ACPIdebug result using syslog command. Instead use following command )
log show --last 5 | grep ACPIDebug
6. Then patch DSDT:
into method label _Q1D replace_content
// Brightness Down\n
into method label _Q1C replace_content
// Brightness Up\n
Change the variable _Q1D/_Q1C as per the log.
7. Try compiling and check if it generates errors 8. If it does, then change the PS2M to PS2X according to the one found in your DSDT 9. Save and place the compiled DSDT. 10. Now you should see that you have your corresponding keys to change your brightness
FOR more detail and Queries,Check Out original Post of @RehabMan Here;
Get Latest Version of OS-X-ACPI-Debug kext here:
Greetings from Brazil! I'm running macOS Catalina 10.15.2 on my Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK laptop. Everything works smoothly, except decent battery management, so I decided to rebuild my DSDT from scratch, so I can patch it properly. It was a bit messy to start with.
I followed Rehabman's guide (to the letter) posted on tonymacx86. However, I keep getting a compile error, no warnings at all, just 'syntax error, unexpected PARSEOP_ARG1'. Please refer to attached PNG image and .dsl file.
I've searched endlessly for a solution, but can't fix it no matter what I try. Any ideas on how to fix this issue? I really appreciate your time and help.