Yes, VMware was kind enough to pay me to do some work on this bootloader. Kudos to the folks at VMware, in particular Regis Duchesne who spearheaded the effort. His hard work on the virtualizer makes VMware Fusion 2 Beta 1 capable of running an unpatched Darwin 9 system.
The following step by step guide will help you in installing Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as a guest virtual machine in Windows 7. You’ll need to have a system with an Intel processor which supports hardware virtualization, original OS X Snow Leopard retail disk, VMware Workstation 7 and Windows 7, Vista or XP installed as host operating system. If you meet all these requirements, you can then install OS X Snow Leopard in VMware under Windows and can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Note: We don’t in anyway encourage downloading Apple software via file-sharing / torrent sites and run it in an virtualized environment under Windows. This guide is for informational purposes only. If you like OS X Snow Leopard, Get a Mac.
- Download pre-made modified version of Snow Leopard.vmdk and darwin. This guide is for informational purposes only. If you like OS X Snow Leopard, Get a Mac. Step 1: Download and install VMware Workstation 7. Step 2: Click here to download pre-made modified version of Snow Leopard.vmdk and darwinsnow.iso files required to get this thing to work.
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Step 1: Download and install VMware Workstation 7.
4 darwin.iso：VMware Tools For Mac，用于解决 安装后，MacOS分辨率太小（1024.768像素），版本号不低于11.5 （注意，官方11.5已经不提供下载，您需要从本页面下载darwin.iso，低版本无法在新的MacOS系统中安装）. This is the current version of VMware Tools for OS X / macOS from the VMware CDS repository for Fusion 11.1.0 Please note: In the latest VMwareGfx.kext from Fusion 8.5.5 onwards VMware have discontinued the 2D-Acceleration code, and graphics performance is better now, thanks to Zenith432 for the.
Step 2:Click here to download pre-made modified version of Snow Leopard.vmdk and darwin_snow.iso files required to get this thing to work.
Step 3: Start VMware Workstation and open up “Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmx” file which you downloaded in Step 2.
Step 4: Click on “Edit virtual machine settings”, select CD/DVD (IDE) option from left hand side and then and select “Use ISO image file” option. Point it to “darwin_snow.iso” which you downloaded in Step 2.
Step 5: Now power on the virtual machine and hit “F8” key. You should now have a screen similar to the one shown below.
Step 6: Now you’ll have to point your virtual machine to OS X Snow Leopard retail DVD instead of “darwin_snow.iso”. To do this, right click on CD/DVD option found in lower right most corner of your VMware window and select settings.
Insert OS X Snow Leopard retail DVD in your DVD drive and select the “Use physical drive” option.
Step 7: Now go back and select “c” option (Boot DVD) from the prompt which you got in Step 5 to boot from the OS X retail DVD. OS X boot screen with Apple logo should now appear. If the boot screen doesn’t appear for you, try booting it in verbose mode by pressing “F8” key after selecting “c” option, and then enter “-v” (without quotes). This will enable the system to boot OS X DVD using verbose mode.
Step 8: Wait for a couple of minutes for the Installation Setup screen to show up. From here on, simply follow the onscreen setup instructions to install OS X Snow Leopard. Make sure you format your virtual hard drive in “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” format using Disk Utility. Customize your installation with minimum set of printer drivers and language options for a lightweight trouble free installation experience.
Step 9: Once the installation is completed. System will automatically reboot. At this point, close your guest virtual machine and change your CD/DVD option again like you did in Step 2 to point it to “darwin_snow.iso”.
Step 10: Start the virtual machine again. Press “F8” key and select “h” option to “Boot first hard disk”. Voila! Snow Leopard should now be running live under Windows 7!
After installing Mac OS X Mojave on a virtual machine, straight away you will notice that you are not able to get a full resolution for Mac OS inside the virtual machine. Even though you toggle the VM to full screen.
One will also notice a drastic lag in the performance of the overall Mac OS inside the virtual machine.
Though the reasons for this lag, and a bit slower system can be a low configuration system on itself. But despite having a high-end configuration, if you are facing these kinds of issues you can look into the below-mentioned measures to actually solve them.
Some of the issues solved by this fix:
- You can use MAC OS X Mojave in full resolution in VMware / virtual machine.
- Display lags are fixed.
- Overall faster-performing system
How To Speed Up Mac OS X Mojave In Vmware/Virtualbox
First : Beamoff
2020 Update: Unfortunately, Beamoff does not seem to work on mac os mojave. But the new edition of VMware tools seem to solve this issue for most of the users.
Beamoff is a free script developed by the Hackintosh community and experts that fix internal issues with the system. This eventually results in a much smoother performing system and application on MAC OS.
- Extract it to the Mac OS’s home screen.
- Go to system preferences > Security & Privacy > Allow apps downloaded from :
- You should not be able to alter the selections yet.
- Click on the yellow lock on the bottom left of the screen, and then enter your password.
- Alter the settings to “Anywhere”.
- Click on the lock again to lock it.
- You should see the much-improved performance of the system.
Second : Vmware Tools
Remember the unlocker we used while installing Mac OS X on our virtual machine, we will need that unlocker again.
The link to download the unlocker : https://bit.ly/2Xk9REr
- Shutdown your virtual machine.
- Edit virtual machine settings and open up CD/DVD(SATA).
- Under “Connection” select “Use ISO image file.
- Click on “Browse” and navigate to the “UNLOCKER FOLDER/tools/ Darwin.iso
- Select the Darwin.iso file.
- Now power on the virtual machine.
- You should straight away see the installation screen for VMware tools.
- Double click on “Install VMware Tools” and click on “Continue”
- Install > Continue Installation and enter your login password
- Once the installation has completed, click on the restart to restart the system
- You might be prompted to open the security preferences to allow the VMware tools, do that
- Now your system will be less laggy and the Mojave will run on fullscreen
- To confirm the tools are installed, click on the “apple” icon on the top left corner of the screen and ” About this mac”
- You should see that the graphics is 128 MB and not just 3 MB
It’s plain and simple to get the tools installed. After you’ve installed the tools, just make sure you restart your system.
So that’s how you can optimize mac os Mojave ‘s performance in vmware workstation player and run mac os in full screen mode.
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