How to install Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.7 in VMware 6.5
Posted by Silviu Caragea
Complete installation guide for Mac OS X Leopard in VMware 6.5 under Windows
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iATKOS OSx86 is a project dedicated to run the Mac OS X operating system on non-Apple PCs that use x86 architecture processors. OSx86 has been made possible at June 2005, when the Worldwide Developers Conference announced that Apple transferred their personal computers from PowerPC to Intel Processors.
Power on your virtual machine and press F2 to enter in BIOS
Boot from your Virtual CD and press F8 to set custom boot flags. Boot using :
-v cpus=1 busratio=20
Open Disk Utility from Utilities and create a single partition called "osx" using GUID partition table(default).
Go back to the Installer, select your partition and click Next .In the following window select Customize
Besides the default settings check:
Click OK and start the install process. Open the "Installer Log" from "Window" . If any error occur you will see here.
Now be patient for 15 - 20 minutes. If your installation was successful restart your computer.
When your Darwin/ x86 -Chameleon v2 boot loader start press F8 to set additional kernel boot flags:
-v cpus=1 busratio=20
If your Mac will not boot for the first time don't panic, restart your virtual machine and boot with the same parameters.
Now everything except your Network connection should work !! To make your connection working go to your vmware project location. Open your .vmx file in notepad and delete all lines starting with
After that add the following lines :
ethernet0.present = "TRUE" ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000" ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE" ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
Now Restart your virtual machine (you must always boot with
-v cpus-1 busratio=-20). Go to your Mac System Preferences ->Network->select Ethernet->using DHCP . Choose Advanced and press Renew DHCP Lease. Now your network should work.
As you know every time you reboot the Mac OS you should specify
-v cpus=1 busratio=20. You can add this flags at the default kernel parameters using the following steps:
sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
-v cpus=1 busratio=20At the
I've spend over 3 days to make it works. You can update your Mac , restart or shutdown without problems. At least In my computer works fine. Most of vmware images that I have found on torrents over the internet cannot be updated, or you cannot restart your OS because you receive kernel panic.
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|Silviu Caragea||Silviu Caragea is the Founder, Administrator and Chief Editor who wrote and runs The IntelliProject.|
He's been programming since 2000 and now he's student at The Faculty of Economic Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics from Bucharest. In the same time he's working as software developer at Cratima Software, a Romanian software and web design company that activates both on the local and foreign market, providing its customers with software development services, internet and intranet solutions, web design, graphic design and IT consultancy.
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