QE/CI IS NOT SUPPORTED IT WILL NOT WORK THAT MEANS THAT THE FOLLOWING INCOMPLETE LIST OF APPS WILL NOT WORK
VMware Workstation 7/ VMware Player 3
Previous boot-132 experience
Retail Snow Leopard 29.99 DVD (as an ISO or pressed DVD)
A pre-made Snow Leopard VMDK (included)
Intel Core/i7/i5 (i5 is only supported in 10.6.2) Based Processor with VT-x
More after the jump !
—– Step 1 —–
preparing the image
Open VMware, load the vmx that came with the tbz2
Edit the VMware settings to match your needs (only applicable for Workstation 7)
eg: Extra networking adaptors, shared folders, etc….
Set the darwin_snow.iso as the cdrom media.
Save your settings
—– Step 2 —–
Start up your OS X VM
Hit F8 very quickly on your Keyboard you will be prompted with the following screen
Right click on the cdrom icon and choose settings
Select your snow leopard DVD/ISO
Make sure that connected is ticked
Hit “C” on your keyboard to select “Boot DVD”
Hit F8 and enter -v at the boot prompt then hit enter
Install Snow Leopard as normal
If you get stuck with no destination to select
Click on Utilities -> Disk Utility
Click on the VMware HDD on the left
Click on erase on the right side
choose the format type to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”
set the name to Macintosh HD
Click on “Erase”
then close Disk Utility and you should be able to continue
Complete the install as normal
FakeSMC causes kernel panics on reboot/shutdown in Snow Leopard in VMware for some reason. Just ignore the Kernel panics and use the VMware reset button.
— From kenokabe —
If you change
smc.present = "TRUE" to
smc.present = "FALSE" in the vmx the KP goes away
—- Post Install —-
TAKE A SNAPSHOT before updating or making any other changes to the VM.
Use Apple Software Update to go to the latest version
Take a Snapshot
Mount the darwin_snow.iso as the virtual cdrom
Install VMware Tools
—- Installing Sound —-
Take a snapshot of the VM
Extract the file EnsoniqAudioPCI.mpkg.tar.gz from the Snowy_Vmware_files.tbz2 archive
Run the pkg and choose both options
—- Caveats —-
It seems that for some reason it takes about 10 reboots before Snow Leopard will boot normally into the VM. you will get stuck at the apple logo for about 3-4 reboots, then you will get to the dekstop but only get the beachball of death. Keep rebooting and eventually you will get to the registration form, once the registration form loads you will be smooth sailing from now on.
If you receive this message “Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Player/Workstation supports hardware virtualization.”
Please go into your Bios and enable hardware virtualization (Please refer to your Motherboard manual for instructions).
— From Coluwyvurne —
I found a sort of fix for those of you that updated to 10.6.2 and find that the keyboard/mouse takes longer to start responding in the guest Snow Leopard.
When Snow Leopard loads into the desktop, press Ctrl+Shift, and either from VM>Removable Devices or the bar along the bottom of the window, disconnect the Universal USB input, and it will disconnect your keyboard and mouse, and reconnect it immediately and become responsive.
Beats waiting for 5 minutes for it to start working.
You will always need to use the darwin_snow.iso to boot your VM but this is a small price to pay for having Snow Leopard in a VM right?
—- How to make the boot-132 cd. —-
You will need to have a copy of FakeSMC for Snow Leopard
First take the darwin.iso from VMware Fusion3 from “/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/isoimages”, modify it to allow booting of OS X client
sed "s/ServerVersion.plist/SystemVersion.plist/g" darwin.iso
Mount the image and copy all the files into a folder on the computer eg: ~/vmware/Desktop/Snow_darwin_iso.
Create an initrd with the following command
hdiutil create -size 5m -type UDIF -fs HFS -layout SPUD -volname initrd initrd.dmg -ov -quiet
Move the dmg to an img
mv initrd.dmg initrd.img
Mount the newly created initrd and the supplied VMware initrd
sudo hdiutil attach initrd.img
sudo hdiutil attach ~/vmware/Desktop/Snow_darwin_iso/.hidendir/initrd.img
copy the contents from the original initrd to the new initrd
sudo cp -Rp "/Volumes/RAM Disk/" /Volumes/initrd/
Now add the extra extensions (fakeSMC) to the initrd
sudo cp -Rp fakesmc.kext "/Volumes/initrd/Library/Application Support/DarwinBoot/Extra/Extensions/"
unmount both of the initrd’s
sudo hdiutil eject "/Volumes/RAM Disk/"
sudo hdiutil eject /Volumes/initrd/
Replace the supplied initrd with the new initrd
sudo cp -Rp initrd.img ~vmware/Desktop/Snow_darwin_iso/.hiddendir/
build the new ISO
sudo hdiutil makehybrid -o darwin_snow.iso ~vmware/Desktop/Snow_darwin_iso/ -iso -hfs -joliet -eltorito-boot ~vmware/Desktop/Snow_darwin_iso/.hiddendir/cdpreboot -no-emul-boot -hfs-volume-name "VMware Tools" -joliet-volume-name "VMware Tools"
you now have a boot-132 cd that will boot a retail SL DVD in VMware
Thanks to PolishOX for forcing me to do this the right way