How to Install Snow Leopard [VMWare]

If you wish to install Snow Leopard on a Windows box under VMWare Workstation 7, here’s a quick guide.

Pre-requisites:

Need to install Snow Leopard Natively?

Step-by-step guide:

Step 1. Open the .vmdk file and Edit virtual machine settings. Adjust RAM, Graphics, CPU settings to your preferred values. I recommend 1GB and above RAM if you  have physical RAM > 2.5GB. For the Graphics keep it somewhere above 50 mb to get QE/CI on Snow Leopard. And for the processor, use as many cores as possible.

Step 2. Set your CD/DVD location to ISO image Darwin_Snow.iso

Step 3. Now Run the virtual machine and hit F8 quickly. You`ll get boot options as shown below:

Boot Menu
c: Boot DVD
h: Boot First Hard Drive
e: Eject DVD

Your choice:

Step 4. Before continuing, you need to swap your CD image with Snow Leopard ISO/DVD. To do this, right click on the CD icon in toolbar in the bottom right and click settings. Now located your DVD drive or set the ISO image.

Step 5. Return to the boot menu that appeared in Step 3 and hit c for “boot DVD”. Press F8 again for advanced options on Snow Leopard installer. On the boot loader enter “-v” and Enter to start installation in verbose mode.

Step 6. It would be couple of minutes before you see the main installer User Interface. Install Snow Leopard the usual way by creating Mac OS Journaled partition and de-selecting few un-needed drivers, other stuff under the customization tab. You should finish up booting into Snow LEopard without any issues.

If you face any issues, it’s easy to geta  hold of it by contacting me on Twitter @Taranfx or leave a comment below.

Post Install:

Fixing Sound:

Take a VMWare snapshot, then Mount the darwin_snow.iso as the virtual drive. We will now attempt to make Graphics and sound to work properly. “Install VMware Tools” and Reboot. You should boot up all fine with better graphics and resolution.

Now we will attempt Installing Sound card drivers. Take a snapshot of the VM. Run the pkg EnsoniqAudioPCI.mpkg, choose both options, reboot.

Fixing Video Resolution:

  1. Edit the boot.plist file to anywhere and edit it. /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
  2. Edit boot.plist and Reboot
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1280×1024x32</string>

You can specify any resolution above.

Note: if you have problems editing the boot.plist, edit via command line with root permissions.

After the Reboot, you should be able to see the new resoltion in Place. If you wish to enable full Graphics acceleration (QE/CI), Install EFI and then change the following parameter in boot.plist:

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>y</string>

IMPORTANT: You will always need to use the darwin_snow.iso to boot your VM. So keep it configured under CD/DVD

Once everything is done, you can use the VMWare image to run under VMWare player, free of cost.

Everything should be all smooth, in case you need help or assistance Twitter @Taranfx is your PoC.

[credits: prasys (for compiling VMWare files), Insanelymac (for more Tips)]

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.4/10 (5 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: -1 (from 3 votes)
How to Install Snow Leopard [VMWare], 9.4 out of 10 based on 5 ratings

Related Posts

Bookmark and Promote!

  • Pingback: Install Snow Leopard on PC [using USB]()

  • Pingback: Install Snow Leopard on PC()

  • Staffan

    Works brilliantly!!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • how to do it with virtualbox??

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Not yet possible, I'm trying to get it working on it, stay tuned

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Jonalyanes

        Hello All, I have Snow leopard correctly running within vmware 7 with no issues. I installed the VMSvga2 beta that enables graphics acceleration to allow preview to work. My question is though, i can only allocate 1 GB of RAM. If i allocate anything higher, however the Mac OS will still only see 1 GB. What do i need to do in order to get the OS to see and use more than 1 GB? I am on an AMD HP dv7-4065dx using the snow legacy darwin.iso boot loader. (Empire EFI)

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
      • korn

        For the problem “invalid font-side bust frequency 66000000Hz. Disabling the CPU”
        I have own macbook pro but i want to install macosx in vmware
        I config vmware bios by press f2 before boot by darwin and change cpu from 1.4 into 1.1
        it work good

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
    • Update: There you go : http://www.taranfx.com/install-snow-leopard-vir…

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • HR19

    Yeah, this really didn't work for me at all. I got VMware Workstation 7, downloaded the stuff, but when I tried to run darwin_snow.iso, I just got this error message: “Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization.” I even tried it on my mom's laptop, which will run Sun Virtual Box. But, I can't get this to work. I couldn't find any information online about this (type of) error.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • What CPU are you using? If ur cpu supports VT, go and enable it in BIOS under “Hardware Virtualization” or something similar.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • HR19

        I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 X2. Sun VirtualBox will do Ubuntu or Fedora on my current settings, but I'll try that real quick. I'm pretty sure I had virtualization enabled in the BIOS. However, I don't much care anymore. I just wanted it 'cause I couldn't figure out how to do something using HTML and JavaScript, but I found my answer.

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • BMY

        Same thing here…CPU VT turned on…Win 7 Ultimate – 64bit, VMWare Workstation 7

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
        • John

          CPU VT turned on, Win 7 Ultimate – 32bit, and Win 7 Premium 64 bit, VMWare Workstation 7. Still!

          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Mac on PC?? WHAAT? O.O

      Make sure to enable “Intel VT-x and AMD-V” in your VM settings. As long as you do that, it should work. 🙂 To make sure it works, restart your computer and press the function key that takes you to your BIOS. Check all the settings until you find something about Virtualization technology, and ENABLE it. As long you follow my instruction, you will be booted into Mac OSX Snow Leopard in minutes!

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • madhavvk

    Great!!!
    I followed your guide, and wow!!! now I'm running Mac OS X Snow Leo on my VMWare.
    Thanks buddy!

    Only one thing that I noticed is every time I shut down the Mac OS, it displays the message to Press and Hold Power Button…….

    Need your help.

    Thanks ones again.

    Cheers,
    Madhav V Khadilkar. (Mady!)

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Jericho

    Thank you very much for sharing this. Got it working flawlessly… well, except for the bit where I had to convert the DMG image of the OS install into an ISO so that it can be mounted directly by Workstation (ended up using PowerISO after a few failed attempts with other tools).

    Other than that. I'm very pleased with it. The performance is quite decent and useable. Not too bad for a poor man's Mac.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • disapointed

    No luck here. Tried twice, it installs ok but upon the first reboot it just throws 'operating system not found'

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • tay187

      your darwin.iso file is probably not in the virtual drive or it is pointing to the wrong location… try that

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Srinath Sridhar

      I got the same message. Copy the iso file to the vmware vmdk directory and then connect to the iso image by right clicking on the CD in the bottom right at bootup time.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Bentkarnes

        I get an error that says file system not found. Am I putting the iso in the wrong place? I didn't have this problem the first time I rebooted I just pointed CD/DVD to the darwin_snow.iso and it booted right up. But now I'm stuck.

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • TW

    I've been trying to do this but all I get is “A virtual CPU has entered the shutdown state. This would have caused a physical machine to restart. This can be caused by an incorrect configuration of the virtual machine, a bug in the operating system or a problem in the VMware Workstation software…”

    I don't get why I am getting this. I did enter the -v mode and the last thing it says is that it is entering Darwin. Please help! Thank You!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Psmith1130

      I have the same problem, has any one found a solution to this! Please post if you have!!!

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Aaa

        use
        -v busratio=20, you can also try
        -v busratio=20 cpus=1

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
        • ms

          not working any other ideas?

          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
          • try -v -x

            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • I used the files and directions located here http://www.surreystore.com/Forums/tech-reviews/osx-on-windows-pc/

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • steliosx

    i star the thinks and everythink is ok until his give me this message:
    the cpu has been disabled by quest operating system. you will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point.
    what i must do?
    thank youF
    my laptop is VAIO VGN-FW51Z

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • hyundaimenu

      I have de same problem. Did you find any solution?
      Thank you.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Rich

      You have edit your mvx file and change the value smc.present = “TRUE” to smc.present = “FALSE”, then you'll be able to restart and shutdown without any problem/

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Diogo Andrade

    It's working! but I'm unsure on what VMwaretools SO (linux, windows, freebs, etc) I should install on snow leopard VM, since theMDK file provided comes with “other” SO selected.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Edmund

    Would you expect this would work on a Linux VMware Workstation 7? Is it worth a try?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • works flawlessly on ubuntu, other flavors too

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • awake

      I just got it to work on VMware Workstation 7 on Debian 64-bit 😛 I started by install the latest version of iDeneb, and then I created a second hard disk onto which I've installed retail snow leopard (by installing it from the working iDeneb installation). It worked perfectly, and I was able to update.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • ToP

    wokrs on amd processors too?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Fr. Giulio

    Hi. Giulio From Italy.
    All OK!

    Just needed a couple of reboot and now it's running on an I7 920 at 3.2GHz (in O.C.), with Windows 7 and VMWare 7.

    Great Job.
    Thank you!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Fr. Giulio

      Hi.
      Giulio From Italy.

      I've installed FINAL CUT STUDIO 3 (WOW) on VMWare despite to the 0Kb VRAM Error.
      Just download Final Cut Studio 3 (44Gb!!!)

      Edit this file in the ISO Image:
      Installer > FinalCutStudio.mpkg > Contents > Resources > Requirements Checker.app > Contents > Resources > minsys.plist

      and change it to this (changed a couple of STOP into WARN):

      <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
      <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”>
      <plist version=”1.0″>
      <dict>
      <key>AELMinimumColorDepth</key>
      <dict>
      <key>warn</key>
      <string>32</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELMinimumOSVersion</key>
      <dict>
      <key>block</key>
      <string>10.5.6</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELMinimumOpenGLExtensions</key>
      <dict>
      <key>warn</key>
      <string>GL_ARB_fragment_program</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELMinimumQuartzExtremeCapable</key>
      <dict>
      <key>warn</key>
      <string>NO</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELMinimumQuickTimeVersion</key>
      <dict>
      <key>block</key>
      <string>7.6</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELMinimumRAMSize</key>
      <dict>
      <key>block</key>
      <string>1024</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELMinimumScreenRes</key>
      <dict>
      <key>warn</key>
      <string>1280×800</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELMinimumVRAM</key>
      <dict>
      <key>warn</key>
      <string>128</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELPlatform_PPC</key>
      <dict>
      <key>AELMinimumCPUSMP</key>
      <dict>
      <key>block</key>
      <string>2000</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELMinimumCPUSpeedSingle</key>
      <dict>
      <key>block</key>
      <string>2000</string>
      </dict>
      <key>AELRequiredCPUType</key>
      <dict>
      <key>block</key>
      <string>G5</string>
      </dict>
      </dict>
      </dict>
      </plist>

      THIS IS IT!
      You will only receive some warning, but the program installs!
      Yeah!

      Bye.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Tmpspiff

        I follow your guide and installed Final Cut 7, now the problem is I can't start it because i get the same error as the unpatched installer. Any clue as how to fix that?

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Mike Bell

    When I select 'Install VMware tools' I get the following pop-up box.

    'Could not find component on update server. Contact VMware Support or your system administrator.'

    Have you seen this before or know a workaround?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Henri

      Mount the darwin_snow.iso if all goes well a VMWare Tools Icon appears on the MAC desktop. Open it and then install VMWare Tools . . . . . (took me a while too before I figured this out . . . 😛 )

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • alexanderkolev

        This is exactly what I do but still get the same error message. Any additional info would be appreciated. Thanks.

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
        • Dixandbub

          Mine doesn’t show up on the Mac desktop. Any ideas?

          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
          • leschueft

            I had the same problem, i clicked on Virtual Machine > Removable Devices > CD/DVD (IDE) > Connect and then it just appeared! luuuckyyyyyy 🙂

            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • generatOR

        Awesome! thanks. worked!

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • sh1sh1n11

        oh thx that worked flawlessly !

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • tay187

    I have these specs first of all:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66ghz
    8.0gb RAM
    Windows 7 32bit Installed
    Retail Snow Leopard DVD (made by myself)
    Snowy_VM downloaded from the guide

    Working on getting Snow Leopard installed in VMWare Workstation 7. Followed the guide, did everything it says to, but it hangs on the reboot at the Apple Logo with the grey screen. The little dotted wheel keeps turning and turning but never boots into the OS. Any pointers by anyone with the same problem would be greatly appreciated!!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • jdoyle1983

      Just keep rebooting, it will get there (took me about 10 reboots), and I have found that if you ever have to reboot the os, you may need to repeat the continued reboot process.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • 8 GB And Wiindows 7 32 Bit ! 32 Biw version can't use more than 3.25 Gb Of Ram or max 4 GB , Install the 64 Bit version to get the real performance

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Mac on PC?? WHAAT?? O.O

        Depending on your system information, you can only run a certain version depending whether you have a strong processor or not. If your system is a 32bit, then install the 32bit version. You cant install a 64bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate on a 32bit system. It doesnt make sense. By the way, if you hadn't noticed, Windows 7, as an operating system, costs 300 bucks in Retail Stores, compared to Mac OSX Snow Leopard, which is 30 bucks!! Thats insane! O.O Running Hackintosh on PC is SUPER EPIC FUN!

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • TW

    Hey guys. I get to the boot up fo the snow leopard dvd but then vmware stops the machine and says that one of the virtual cpus has entered the shutdwon state. How to i get around this?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • dudenesspa

    Hey man this is so awesome! Best way for me to get the most use out of Windows7 and OSX. Two questions:

    1. What EFI do you recommend installing to get QE/CI to work?
    2. Can we upgade to 10.6.2 safely?

    Great Work!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Pingback: Make Bootable USB [OSx86, Snow Leopard]()

  • How do you go about getting QE/CI to work? I installed Chameleon RC4 and edited the com.apple.Boot.plist file as said in the post, but I'm not getting QE/CI. I do have resolution change (after installing VMware Tools).

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • ThaiGuy

    Thank you very much for sharing. Working GREAT! I can't believe sound works too.
    My system:
    AMD Phenom 9950 running Win 7 x64.
    VMWareWorkStation 7
    installed OSx Snow Leo by Hazard

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Puneet

    Need help with boot loader –
    1. Installed VMware Workstation 7
    3. Got retail DVD
    2. Formatted external Hard Drive using Disk Utility with GUID partition to install SL. Did not want to install on local hard drive.
    3. Installation is complete…Disk Utility is showing some 160,000 files on the external drive
    4. Now, when I restart VM using the iso again..I get 3 options –
    a. Boot DVD
    b. Boot First Hard Disk
    c. eject DVD

    5. External hard drive is available to VM using the VM>Removable device setting

    How do I point tool to boot from external hard drive and not the “First Hard Disk”???

    Thanks.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • auzy

    hey taranfx ! keep up the good work. I have downloaded all the things which is required according to the guide. I have one question whether i have to make a separate partition i know it a virtual machine but in drive c: i have gt 10gb free space is this enough or i need more. Waiting for the reply…

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • cipp

    hey I can't get your files (VMWare image .vmdk, darwin_snow.iso, Vmware sound card drivers) I receive this http://www.zshare.net/adsblocked.html

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • p|astikman

    @Taranfx – If you install vmware tools you can resize the VM window to anysize you want, why would you use the Graphics Mode string? Where is the link to this magical EFI? Unless you have videos of QE/CI in the VM I call *****…Normally GraphicsEnabler == an injector so what is being injected?

    -P|astikman

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • timesheep

      BEEECAAAUSE:
      If you stretch the window, it's not always setting a new resolution, or well, as long as you don't have VMWare tools :/

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • ihack13

    lulz.
    yeah right. got also QE working on my dog and my 3-legged chair.

    ihack13

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • sdsdsd

    What do you do when you don't have hardware virtualization? (Intel Core2Duo P7350)

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Mac on PC?? WHAAT?? O.O

      You cant use Virtual Machines on VMWare WorkStation or VirtualBox if you dont have Intel VT-x or AMD-V. Your best option would be to either dual boot Windows and Mac OSX, or run Mac OSX Snow Leopard solely on your main hard drive by itself. If you do that, you can download VMWare Fusion within Mac OSX and install it to run multiple operating systems, especially Windows 7 Ultimate! 🙂 If you buy the Snow Leopard RETAIL disc for 30 bucks, you can use an iBoot CD to install it on your PC, even if you have either an ATI, AMD, or Intel graphics card/processor! If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask me! My e-mail is: demonnaoto89@hotmail.com
      😉

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • ramzada

    I am trying to install OS X but it keeps saying “Invalid front-side bus freqeancy 6600000 Hz., Disabling the CPU” I am stuck with this and havent founs a solution to the problem. Please help.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • HR19

      Wow, a 6.6MHz bus? That's pretty slow, lol.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • ramzada

        Not sure why it says that, I run a Dual core AMD Turion 64, im confused by it hehe.

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
        • Waffle

          I'm With a Quad Core Q8200 and I'm getting the same problem. Any of you have a solution for this? It's driving me SO insane.

          Thanks a lot, Jose from Argentina

          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
          • Chrizzy

            I have the same problem! Please help us!!!

            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • rickmaan

      Has anyone figured out what to do about the “Invalid front-side bus frequency” issue? I've followed the instructions several times and each time the SL install starts I get that error message.

      Running an Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad with Intel Dual-core (T2600) processor and 2gb of ram.

      I'm really looking forward to getting it running but this is getting very frustrating and it seems to be a common issue.

      Please help!

      Thanks in advance

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • EC

        I'm having this same problem. trying to contact him @taranfx: http://twitter.com/railleur/status/15004616412 I'll update if he says anything.

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Attendant

        I had the same issue, but it was on a Nehalem processor (core i3), I had to add the following lines to my VM configuration:

        monitor.virtual_mmu = “software”
        monitor.virtual_exec = “hardware”

        Also, Donk from insanelymac has an awesome guide and patch for VMware which makes it so you don't have to leave the darwin ISO connected to the VM. Here's the URL: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?s=b3263e38bd83f81bdf872da8d9127f26&showtopic=172474

        Page 1 has the guide, if you're using VMWare Workstation 7 then there's a version of his (Donk) toolkit later in the forum 310 which offers better support. Just search the topic for it (I believe you can find it on page 89 or 90). Also there's a lot of posts there with great information on how to get it running (only using the vanilla kernal, no distros). It saved my life (almost gave up on this all together).

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
        • lengset

          I replaced the darwin.iso file with the one in that vmware-darwin-200.zip, but that didn't work… How did you do it?

          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • rickmaan

      I have a lenovo/IBM thinkpad T60p (Intel Dual core T2600 processor) with 2gb of ram and am repeatedly seeing the “Invalid front-side bus” issue. I've tried the “-v busratio=10/45/7” after hitting F8 and booting the off of the SL install disk..

      I really want to get this going, and truly appreciate all the installation guides you folks hav put her but am stuck..

      Does anyone have a solution?

      Thanks in advance.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • KrysaLee

      I'm having that exact same problem and exact same message. Anyone have any idea at all on how to fix this issue?

      The blog writer said to twitter and he will help. If someone makes a blog to try and help people, he should be reading commments here and helping. Not abandoning his blog right after he creates it.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • informatiker89

      change in the .vmx guestOS = “darwin10-64”

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Pingback: Install Mac OS X Leopard OSx86 on PC Dual Boot Windows 7, Vista in 9 Easy Steps()

  • jon

    Using either an iso image of the Mac OS X 10.6 installer or the DVD itself, I'm stuck at the boot menu. I right-click the CD icon on the lower right of the the Workstation 7 window, reset the path from Darwin_Snow to either of the above, and press c on the boot menu, but I only get the message “Please insert a CD.” The iso I made through Terminal on a working Mac with 10.6.2, so I'm not absolutely positive it works, but the DVD I've used for many installations, so it definitely works. Anyone know how I can fix it?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • LFCOMPUTER

      This is because for some reason it is not connected. make sure you click on connect from the options for the DVD/CD drive in the VM Settings / CD ROM settings.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • damaged

      Having the same issue as jon, above. I have a dmg I made from a OS X dvd that i converted to an iso and i'm seeing the same message when i press 'c'. Any ideas?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Lord Vulture

        I had experienced this too.
        Solved by doing this:
        -shut the virtual machine down
        -change the config for the cd pointing it to the Darwin_ISO image
        -Save and close VMWare
        -Restart your computer
        -let Windows com up
        -insert your Retail Snow Leo DVD
        -open WindowsExplorer and see if there's two units (in my case, E: and G:). One is assigned for a CD unit and the other for a DVD or BD unit. You have to choose the last one whem configuring VMWare after you have booted Darwin ISO and pressed F8.
        Good Luck!
        LV

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • YML84

    Can you apply updates without worries after this install?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • giuseppelopes

    Hi,

    For me kernel panic happens, how fix this?

    :S

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Erick

    Hello, I have a doubt, should I get a Snow Leopard Retail DVD, or should I get a distro because I got an AMD processor..
    I hope you could answer.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Mac on PC?? WHAAT?? O.O

      Personally, buying the Mac OSX Snow Leopard RETAIL DVD is a great idea, since its pretty cheap, indeed! 30 bucks, to be exact! You can buy it online or at an Apple store near your area. There are tutorials on how to install Snow Leopard 10.6 on your PC with just an iBoot CD! If you are interested, let me know and I will send you the links to the tutorials on how to do that, ok?? Just trying to help ya! 😉 If you have more questions, please feel free to ask anything related to Hackintosh OSx86 Distro or even with Snow Leopard itself!

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • niceg

    how can i access external usb hdd under mac os x which is running on vmware 7

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Urvik

    i am trying this on a Dell XPS from Windows 7 and VMWare Workstation. I opted to boot with -v; all looked good till it switched to Graphics mode. It remains forever and it stuck at the circle of death.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Yod

    I'm with ramzada and waffle, keep getting an “invalid front side bus disabling cpu” Running on an HP Pavilion with dual core, 3 Gigs of ram

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Tom Johnson

    I've been all over the boards. Something about my core i7 Processor. I've tried it with Virtualization enabled and disabled.

    Learned that you need to POWER OFF your laptop when you change this for 15 seconds, not just change BIOS and reboot.

    But either state, fails to get past the error “Invalid front-side bus frequency 66000000 Hz.” and “Disabling the CPU”.

    I've tried to change the ICH7M.PRESENT and SMC.PRESENT to all 4 combinations of TRUE and FALSE, and toggeled the VIRTUALIZATION in BIOS, but cannot figure out what is wrong.

    Also tried booting SNOW_DARWIN.ISO, then choosing a .ISO created from the DVD and from the DVD directly.

    I used the DVD on a Mac to test that it is working fine–so I know it is a working DVD.

    I've tried it in VMWARE Workstation and VMWARE server–both do the same thing.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Ari

      Have anyone solve this problem ? Because I also this problem and still can't find the solution.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • – delete the complete files (Snowy_VM dir and maybe the other vmware files)
        – reunpack the snowy_vm.zip
        – start at step 1 again

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Pingback: How To Develop iPhone Apps on Windows()

  • timesheep

    Seem to work perfectly. I've been trying to install OSX SL anywhere i've been, since the release of it. This is first time it succeeded! Thaaaanks.
    Besides, is it possible that this would work on a physical computer too?
    You know, if i “burned” the ISO to a USB drive/stick, and burned the little ISO that you included, onto a CD or something? Or simply another pendrive?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • timesheep

    Hmm, this is my 3rd comment today, sorry about that.
    THIS happens when i try to boot. It hangs here.
    I have to boot using the darwin_snow.iso and then boot from harddrive, i pressed F8 and entered verbose mode.
    Here's a screenshot: http://i46.tinypic.com/2mfatd.png

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • samball

      keep rebooting, it'll take a couple of boots but eventually it will work 🙂

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • asheville67

    In VMware the cpu is being disabled by the guest OS when Darwin is loading with 4 different patched images. Booting from dos with the same patched ISO's, once Darwin is loading the mac OS, the CPU is being disabled. I have every requirement known for this to work according to the 20 sites I have gone to regarding installing mac on my PC. The main problem…..the CPU continues to be disabled whatever I do. Please HEELLLPPP!!!!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • DSA

      Same problem here too

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • asusanto

        I have the same problem. I'm using an acer 1810tz. I think it should be fine. But it always disable my cpu.

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
        • kunal

          I faced the same problem, but then i enabled PAE support in vmware and then it started to work. to enable add this line paevm=”true” in vmx file.

          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
          • viktor_nag

            The same problem. Adding this line did not helped me.
            Core i7 920, Windows 7 64-bit.
            Are there another ways to fix this?

            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
          • SAME PROBLEM HOW TO SOLVE LOL i5 CPU WINDOWS 32 bit 7 Ultimate….

            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • appleid_edeng

    Thanks for sharing. Does anyone know the root password?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Olivierc

    Why is VMWare still telling me:

    You should eject this CD and insert an OS X disc.
    Do you want to continue booting this CD (probably won’t work)?

    How to get rid of this ???

    I get this after having switched DVD.. so first the Snowy_Darwin. Once F8 and the boot loader I switch DVD, connect it, wait a little while ( like 5 sec) and press C..

    What's wrong?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • TAS

    Great Write UP ! Quick Question though, i can't seem to apply 10.6.2 update as it gives error that this update cannot be installed on drive. I have checked to make sure hard disk(vm) has plenty of space and all other factors. I think update checks hardware and being vmware,it rejects to install. Do you have any fix for that ?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • I had no problems updating to 10.6.2. Can you gimme the “exact” error message? The update doesnt check hardware, it should be unrelated.

      Few reported post installation, keyboard, mouse becomes unresponsive.. Here's what can be done:

      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.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • SummerSolero

    I reached step 5 on the boot menu. I uploaded my Mac Snow Leopard disk and pressed c, but somehow it gave the reply “Please insert a CD”. It is not recognizing the disk in my D: drive ( I made sure the 'Connection' section in settings is set to 'Use physical drive-> D:' instead of 'Use ISO image file' on the VMware workstation 7, because I have the CD. How could I resolve this?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Richard

      right click CD icon on bottom right and “connect” then right click and settings, change from ISO image to DVD drive

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • tomer_shm

    Thanks a lot, it works like a charm – first shot!

    By the way, writing this comment from Safari on my VM Mac OS – thanks to this guide 🙂

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • richard

    running a hp z400 zeon quad core with VT enabled and i still get the “Disabling the CPU” message.

    Any ideas or suggestions?

    Thank you.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • asusanto

      I have the same problem too. Anyway to fix this problem?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Jass63

    Followed instruction exactly, OSx boots but when it comes to the screen where you select the disk where you want to install there is nothing in the options. What has gone wrong?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • How to get Q/E Working ?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • sporkintosh

      I just asked the same question in detail. Would love a guide for this 😀 It seems to be an issue with many people who got everything else running ok.

      QE enable/EFI install guide? 😀

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Pingback: Install Snow Leopard VirtualBox()

  • Pingback: How to Install Snow Leopard on PC [Hackintosh]()

  • sporkintosh

    EFI qe/CI Question:

    I have no clue how to install EFI. I input the graphics enable string without it and I got options for resolutions etc but still no qe/ci support.
    I downloaded PC EFI but have no clue how to install it/if it will actually help.
    Any input (*maybe a guide to installing EFI and getting QE running) would be greatly appreciated!

    Also, VRAM? The virtual machine says it has 128VRAM, but programs aren’t detecting it.

    Great guide!!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • musawwir

      Hey sporkintosh, where did u download the PC EFi from?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • nmr600

      ditto, great tutorial! All working except QE/CI. However, I do have the same issue/question as sporkintosh. My confusion is how to get efi detected? I installed efi bootloader (Cham RC4), but since this installation relies on Darwin boot, it appears to me that it bypasses my efi boot, or am ii incorrect?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • gmick

    will this work on an amd computer?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Yes, as long as it supports Hardware virtualization. AMD-V

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • BIG

    Anyone with any luck getting QE/CI enabled?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • musawwir

    Very Nice Work..Finally..However Need help with EFI Business, otherwise all good, anyone?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Hackinputer

      Really, anyone at all?? Lots of folk have asked about the QE/ci enable / installing EFI thing. This guide borders on the profoundly-amazing, it just needs clarification on that one issue.

      PLEASE, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS HELP!

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • gerardbutler

    Same problem here too 🙁
    “Install EFI”
    ok
    but how?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • musawwir

    OK Guys, Installed EFI and

    Edited /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist to

    <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
    <string>y</string>

    and rebooted, but still from Apple menu==> More info, under graphics it shows

    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCI
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB
    Device ID: 0x0405
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Displays:
    Display:
    Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Vendor ID: 0x15ad

    It means that QE/CI not enabled, i am getting full resolution as I have installed VMware tools and also Vmware Fusion 3.0, but when opening video or scroll the mouse, it is so slow and flickering, and shocking.

    ALTHOUGH IN VIRTUAL MACHNE SETTINGS, I SELECTED ACCELERATE 3D, BUT DID NOT Help at all.

    I am using Vista and my windows graphics details:

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz (2394 MHz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)
    DirectX version: 10.0
    GPU processor: GeForce 8600 GTS
    ForceWare version: 163.71
    Total available graphics memory: 1534 MB
    Dedicated video memory: 256 MB
    System video memory: 0 MB
    Shared system memory: 1278 MB
    Video BIOS version: 60.84.50.00.08
    IRQ: 16
    Bus: PCI Express x16

    GUYS PLEASE HELP WHAT TO DO, I REALLY NEED HELP HERE TO FIX MY GRAPHICS TO ENABLE QE/CI

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • mikef74

      I cannot view jpeg files in the preview app. Along the same lines, I cannot watch videos in iTunes.

      Not sure if this is related, but I cannot use most of the built-in screensavers.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Jonalyanes

      Any resolution to the inability to view pictures?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • S Kun

    Hi guys.

    I installed this and works awesome 😀 but the problem is when i install vmware tools. Even after i install it .. it still is givin me the 1024×768 resolution with no graphical changes 🙁 its SLOWWWW also.

    Please help. I want to experience the MAC experience.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • manewel

    when i try to boot it says: you should eject this CD and insert an OS X disc
    do you want to continue booting with this cd?(it probably won´t work)?

    what should i do? please help i need snow leopard for school
    (sorry for my bad english) =)

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • snow

    Can you tell us what darwin_snow.iso is? Who wrote it? How does it make it possible to boot Snow Leopard?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • manewel

    when i boot it says that this is not a original MAC OS X cd and i should insert a original cd or i can boot from this cd.
    what can i do? helllppp please
    (sry for my bad english) =)

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • peter

    Uh, hi. after the “Enter -v” step, the verbose mode starts but then it crashes and says “A virtual CPU has entered the shutdown state. This would have caused a physical machine to restart. This can be caused by an incorrect configuration of the virtual machine, a bug in the operating system or a problem in the VMware Workstation software.”. Whats wrong?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • softeknews

      Hi Peter,
      I am having the same error message. Did you find the solution?
      Thank you!

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • peder

        Same for me. Would love to have a solution.

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
        • Psmith1130

          ME TOO!!

          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
          VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
          Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
          • tigerz

            me too

            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
          • Luke

            me toot 🙁

            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
            VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
            Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Steve

    How do you install EFI?

    ……If you wish to enable full Graphics acceleration (QE/CI), Install EFI and then change the following parameter in boot.plist:

    <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
    <string>y</string>

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • insaner

    Couple of quick questions.

    Is there any way to keep the VMWare Shared Folders alias from being recreated everytime I boot into the virutal machine?

    Also for whatever reason it appears to ignore the fact that I've set the screensaver to Never. Screensaver will pop on after about 20 minutes.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • insaner

    So how exactly do you do the following?

    //
    If you wish to enable full Graphics acceleration (QE/CI), Install EFI and then change the following parameter in boot.plist:

    <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
    <string>y</string>
    //

    Has anyone gotten that to work inside VMWare?

    Everything else I'm finding online is telling me that it is impossible to enable QE/CI inside a VMWare workstation.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Akram

    Hi there, thanks for the tutorial, however, when I try to download the files from zshare, it downloads 0KB file!!
    Is the link still valid?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Akram

    Hi there, thanks for the tutorial, however, when I tried to download the files from zshare, it downloads a 0KB file
    Is the link still valid?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Pingback: Intel 3945 Wireless Driver for Snow Leopard [Hackintosh]()

  • Kael

    F8 is not working with 7.0.1 build-227600 of VM Ware workstation. So I can not even get past the first basic step.

    Please advise.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • socaltom

    The link to your Custom Package (VMWare image .vmdk, darwin_snow.iso, Vmware sound card drivers) Download here. Appears to have been hi-jacked !! instead of a 12 meg file I get a 6K HTML file from zShare. What's up? or am I to much of a newbie to understand what's going on?
    Thanks

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • leemajors

    has anyone had any problems with their VM freezing? Can get it to install fine, it works beautifully, but if the machine is idle for a while when I come back the VM has frozen and only a power off will fix it.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • iRebel

      Disable all energy savings in System preferences. Set it all to “Never”.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • leemajors

        ace, that worked. thanks!

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • mortc

    I do not have VM desktop but I have access to VMware 5.0 – will the above guide work in the same way or soes this present a problme in relation to the custome package?

    If so I will go for a physical installation rather then shell out for VM Desktop when I have 5.0 and Server editions availble. I was looking to do this tommorow so a fast response would be so greatly appreciated

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • chan143

    hey guys i am having a problem where when i boot to the snow leopard DVD it just stays at the boot screen not even doing the spinning dial below the apple logo. any one have any ideas?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • chan143

    if anyone has a virtual hard drive with mac os X on it that's dynamically fixed that would be nice if you could send that to me. comment on this and we could send it over Opera or something else.

    Thanks that would be great.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Gabriel

    Many thanks, it works like a charm
    Installed Snow Leopard on VMware 3, on windows xp, installed over makbook pro.
    Managed to detect the isight camera and bluetooth and card reader over the VM…

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • YoMomma

      What steps did you take?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • **************************

    are you using a amd cpu? it isn't supported by snow leopard

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • KrysaLee

    I can only get as far as step six. Right before the main installer loads, I get a message saying “Invalid Front Side Bus Frequency 66000000Hz. Disabling the CPU.”

    How do I fix this?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Attendant

      This may be a double post as it doesn't seem to have accepted my other response. I had this issue on 2 of my computers. I'm still working on this issue on my Core 2 duo computer, because it doesn't have hardware virtualization.

      If your CPU doesn't support hardware virtualization (vt-x or amd-v (or it's an AMD processor) then it seems you'll have to use a distro.
      ————–
      If your CPU is an intel processor and it supports vt-x (If you're not sure go to the following url and select your processor to find out: http://ark.intel.com/VTList.aspx) check the following:
      1) Virtualization is enabled in your bios (I would tell you how, but it's different for each bios)
      2) PAE is enabled in the bios if this is an option.
      3) The VM is not set to use sofware virtualization (if it's enabled there will be a checkmark in “Disable acceleration for binary translation” or the “Preferred mode” being set to “Binary translation” under the “Processor” section)

      4) If you're using a Nehalem cpu (core i series), people (including myself) have experienced success in adding the following to their vm configuration file:

      monitor.virtual_mmu = “software”
      monitor.virtual_exec = “hardware”
      paevm=”true”

      5) Also, you might need to add the following to the VM configuration file (helps with shutdown)
      smc.present = “FALSE”

      More importantly head over to http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?s=b3263e38bd83f81bdf872da8d9127f26&showtopic=172474
      The author Donk is a legend, and his instructions and darwin packaging is awesome. I used darwin 200 on my Core i3 system and that was the one that worked out of all the ones I tried. After I did that I realized that the thread was 97 pages long and around page 89 or 90 there's an update version 310). If you have further issues I suggest reading the above thread as there's a LOT of awesome information there.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Sandeep Appikonda

        Thanks a lot man!

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Cheepeng

        hi:) where do i download the files(vmware, etc) needed for installing in the link above ( insanelymac ).
        i couldn’t find it

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Cheepeng

        hi:) where do i download the files(vmware, etc) needed for installing in the link above ( insanelymac ).
        i couldn’t find it

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • nickbd

      You need to get regular Snow Leopard DVD and not the one that comes with the Macbook. Then it will work (or it did for me).

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Paco

    I have two problems:

    1. Every time I power off or restart my Mac OS Leopard, I get a Kernel Panic error (“You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again”)

    2. I can preview pics, but I when I try to open them, appears blank

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • mikef74

      I have the same problem. Cannot view pictures using PREVIEW. Cannot watch any video in iTunes (yet can watch videos on YouTube and in the quicktime player without any issues).

      Also, I cannot run most of the built-in screensavers.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • AMing

        The problem should be caused by QE/CI is not enabled. The preview and full screen will not work.

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Lilmatty28

        i cant view pics on preview yet i can run the screensavers… wierd huh?

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • corben2005

      You have to add or change the value of smc.present = “TRUE” to smc.present = “FALSE” The your VM will correctly shut down.

      2nd:
      I have the same problem as you and mikef74 I can not view pictures with the app Preview and Pages iLife does not work correctly.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Corben2005

      You have to chge or add the value smc.present = “TRUE” to smc.present = “FALSE” in the vmx file then your vm will shut down correctly.

      2nd
      I have the same problem as mikef74, i cannot view pictures with the preview app and iwork and ilive also did not work correctly.
      vmware tools installed and the graphics driver for SnowLeopard on vmware from here :http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsvga2/files/ too.
      Any help?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Zs

        thx!!!

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • syedwaqhas

    Hi I have a AMD based desktop with gigabyte motherboard inbuilt, please help me providing link for Mac snow leopard for my needs.

    Regards
    Syed

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • owen

    OK so, I have already installed snow leopard on my dell laptop and ideneb on my dell computer. Both i am encountering the same problem, I can't seem to boot the snow leopard or ideneb.
    Here's a recap: (i'll use snow leopard as my example)
    1. I installed the snow leopard (patched) on my dell laptop.
    2. After installing, it tells me to restart my computer and then it starts to count down from 30 seconds.
    3. So i restart it, but when i restart it, I can't find my OS there, just windows 7.
    So i know there is a step i am missing that allows me to boot into the snow leopard but i don't know what that step is so please HELP!!!!
    (I already went through tutorials and youtube tutorials, but all the tutorials just tell me how to install snow leopard not how to set up dual-booting) so help me if i missed something

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Mac on PC?? WHAAT?? O.O

      In case you might be dual booting, you might want to use a program called EasyBCD2. Google it and download. What this does is add a new entry to your boot menu, whereas allowing you to add either Linux, Windows XP, or even Mac OSX Leopard! Once you add Mac OSX to your boot menu, restart your comp and you will see an option to boot either your Mac partition or Windows 7. Hope this helped! 🙂 If you have more questions, please feel free to ask! ^^

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Martin

    Hi Everyone

    Hope you can help me. I have succesfully installed Mac OS X on my VM Workstation, but when i try to boot the Mac OSX I stuck at this error:
    ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start – waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out

    Please Help Me

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Chris

      Same problem here…. anyone?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • DocMARs

      Yeah, same here. :/ Very frustrating. Tried restarting many, many times.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Rich

      You have edit your vmx file and change the value smc.present = “TRUE” to smc.present = “FALSE”, then you'll be able to restart and shutdown without any problem/

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Mikeorb

        Thanks Rich. This fixed my issue. To all: you need to boot in verbose mode to see if you are getting stuck at this point (F8 -> h -> F8 real quick -> -v<return>).</return>

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • rano

    you include using darwin legacy for amd chipsets

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • aj

    having a problem installing, keeps saying disabliing CPU invalid front side bus frequency

    anyone knw how to fix this?

    thanks

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Phat_prod_inc

      For the disabling of the cpu go in to bios of your computer and select virtiluation option by default it is disabled, press enter and select enabled. this corrected my problem…

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Xxx90

      change in the .vmx guestOS = “darwin10-64”

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Ptchfrk56

        Changing the .vmx file to “guestOS = “darwin10-64” does NOT resolve the issue. I have made about 8 tries to load with these settings without success. I am probably more unfortunate than most on this forum since I have already successfully loaded Snow Leopard in VM only to loose it later. At the time I did load it, where it actually ran, the only alteration I made to the .vmx file was to change smc.present = “TRUE” to smc.present = “FALSE”. Now, with nothing changed on my machine or the .vmx file, except as outlined above, I keep getting (as many others have reported) the following message: “Invalid front-side bus frequency 66000000 Hz.
        Disabling the CPU”
        If anyone has a “VALID” fix for this/these problem(s) I would really like to hear it. I did however, note in the “Snowy_VM” file under “Install Notes” they indicate the following: “Caveats —- It seems that for some reason it takes about 10 reboots before Snow Leopard will boot normally into the VM.” I'm sure the previous statement is in regard to once you have Snow Leopard installed but, since I did not receive the ram/cpu message in my last successful install I tend to wonder why I would be getting such a message during this install. Yes, virtualization is enabled.
        ASUS G73jh-A1
        Core i7-940
        8Gb DDR3

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • GOGo

        Wooooooooooooow MAN this one works for me thxxxxxxxxxxxx 😀

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Matt

    Did exactly as stated could not get past step 3, kept stating insert cd.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Peter

    For me everything seems to be fine, however, there is no “Shut Down”option in Finder, so I have to stop the virtual computer. Do you know if there is any fix for this?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Rich

      Click the 'Apple' not finder….

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • oumyamaitra

    Hi Taranfx,

    This is Somu forgive me if I am writing to a wrong place.
    I am an iPhone developer. I use my office Mac pc to develop for iPhone.
    For home I have a windows PC with
    AMD Athlon 4000+ processor ,
    Mother Board Asuse M2N8-VMX ,
    1GB RAM Kingston,
    Weston Digital HDD,
    Liton DVD combo…

    I need to develop iPhone application for testing ( though I know I can not port it to iPhone ) in my home pc. I have vmware7 too.
    I am using Hazard's “Snow Leopard Client Server 10.6.2 SSE2/SSE3 Intel AMD”.
    What I did is I created a new Virtual Machine and used the above as OS dvd disk.
    Snow leopard installd properly in my AMD machine. But after installation when it asks me to reboot it comes with a karnel panic.
    AS “cpu mismatch “. Please help me how can I run snow leopard on AMD PC (my spec are above).

    I need an urgent suggestion please help me………..

    Looking forward…..
    Somu

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Kiser360

      Just do a hard shut down. The Virtual Machine will boot up great

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • crazy

    patch to fix some errors like karnel panic etc. http://rapidshare.com/files/394977075/WArrq.rar

    it is patch. not a trojan 🙂

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • U3dude

      so i wonder when i tried download avast poped up instantly asoon as i hit the download button then it said web shield blocked malaware-gen/TROJAN!.fking idiot im reporting u

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • When I press c, it says please insert a cd

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Joost

    I upgrade VMware Workstation to version 7.1.
    What are the modifications you made to the VMware tools.
    I want to update the VMware tools in My Snow Leopard VM

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Emtownsend

    Invalid front side bus speed… i5-520m, 4GB DDR3, Dell Studio 15 (1558), ATI 4570. Pls help!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • php_khan

    when is run after stpe 2 this massage come out. “Mac OS X is not supported with software virtulization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware supports hardware virtualization” let me know what to do to run and continue for step 3.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Gary Strange

      has anyone got a solution for this problem? I'm having the same trouble

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
      • Utyi

        I have the same problem, and i'm afraid there is no solution for me. Here is a list of intel processors supporting virtualization techology: http://ark.intel.com/VTList.aspx
        Mine is not on the list.
        If yours supports vt-x, then just enable it in the bios and in the vmware.

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
        Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Mad A

    My install finishes successful, and I reboot, start using the snow_darwin iso, but I get an error waiting for ACPI, timed out. Any advice?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Bobbygr100

    Big problem, the machine does not shut down. I shuts down to some window, but doesn't shut down all the way, I have to hit the red power down in vmware to shut down the machine. I just tried to put maintenance on, the mac logged out and put all hte maintenance on, then went to restart. But it can't restart. It always shuts down to some window, and never shuts down clean.

    Result: I cannot even boot the machine now.

    HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR VM (MAC) SHUT DOWN ALL THE WAY IN VMWARE 7.1? I HAVE AN INTEL I7 CORE 980X 6 CORE PROCESSOR.

    WHY WON'T THE MAC SHUT ALL THE WAY DOWN? I CAN'T RUN A MAC UNDER A VM THAT I CANNOT PUT FIXES AND UPDATES ON. IT'S WORTHLESS.

    I WOULD APPRECIATE KNOWING HOW TO SHUT DOWN ALL THE WAY JUST LIKE WINDOWS XP AND LINUX DOES. THIS THING DOES NOT.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Pingback: Install Max OS X in VirtualBox [Snow Leopard]()

  • Mongiasandeep

    Hi, I have HP Pavalion dv3 2175…with 3 GB RAM and 2.10 Ghz CPU…With 32 Operating System…Can u please advice me that is this possible to install MAC on my Laptop….

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • UkSniper

    For those who had problems with invalid front bus frequency, mine started working once I entered my bios an enabled hardware virtualisation.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Mwa08000

    greeting I follow jam have 5 and 6 j 'ai between l 'étape a message d 'erreur operating system no found (my pc and compatible and I am amd there) dessoler for my English I am French

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • whatever

    I have a different problem i do everything fine and all i get is a mac screen with that spinning beach ball thingy. I have waited for about 2 hours to start installing but nothing happend. What should i do??

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Pissedoff

    Your link to download darwin takes me to a site that falsely advertises the download. ZSHARE SUCKS!!!!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Minit3k

    for Taranfx: QE/CI does not work under vmware using it’s emulated driver. Installed 7.1.1 build-282343, snow leopard, updated it to 10.6.4, installed chameleon RC4 with EFI 10.6, updated boot.plist for graphicsenabled and it’s NOT working. correct me if i’m wrong, ok?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Prasoonsuhas

    I can only get as far as step six. Right before the main installer loads, I get a message saying “Invalid Front Side Bus Frequency 66000000Hz. Disabling the CPU.”

    How do I fix this?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • bt

    If you get a kernel panic upon rebooting, open up the “Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).VMX” file in /Snowy_VM/Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmwarevm with Notepad, search for “smc.present”, and change “TRUE” to “FALSE”. Save and close out of Notepad. You shouldn’t get anymore kernel panics.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Wittyakash

    woaaaahhh…Works Perfectly!! Thank you Tarandeepji!! 🙂

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Bols

    i got past a cpu disabling message with the help of another tutorial

    instead of -v do this : -v busratio=7 cpus=1

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • SanMac

    Snow Leopard installation was successful…but my wireless “Airport” is not installed (absent)…what might have caused it and any solution

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Martijn

    I LOVE IT. After many, many, many hours of trying i finally got this working thanks to you manual. Cheers!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Cheepeng

      hi, your network is also working without any other configuration?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Cheepeng

      hi, your network is also working without any other configuration?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Saqib Mujtaba

    i have installed iPC (http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4608978) on vm successfully. But soon after the restart i got :

    [Cannot open file “C:ProgramDataVMwaredndlogsdndlog.conf”: The system cannot find the path specified.
    A virtual CPU has entered the shutdown state. This would have caused a physical machine to restart. This can be caused by an incorrect configuration of the virtual machine, a bug in the operating system or a problem in the VMware Workstation software. Press OK to restart the virtual machine or Cancel to power off the virtual machine.]

    please reply me on saqib.mj@gmail.com

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Saqib Mj

    I have installed iPC successfully on my VM but after the installation i got error sayin

    “Cannot open file “C:ProgramDataVMwaredndlogsdndlog.conf”: The system cannot find the path specified.
    A virtual CPU has entered the shutdown state. This would have caused a physical machine to restart. This can be caused by an incorrect configuration of the virtual machine, a bug in the operating system or a problem in the VMware Workstation software. Press OK to restart the virtual machine or Cancel to power off the virtual machine.”

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Goekenator

    It worked for me without too many issues, except “install vmware tools” does not work, in other guides this is not mentioned. Also, I had to change the network from bridged to NAT to get the network working. I suppose this is dependent on the type of network card you have?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Stancho

    Hi,
    I followed the steps and I’m trying to install
    Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 x86.
    The installation dvd is mounted with Virtual Clone Drive.
    I did all the steps successfully but on this step:

    “Now, VMware Workstation should boot your Snow Leopard install disc. It may take a couple of minutes to load.”

    It is not couple of minutes but it is still waiting for almost 2 hours. Here it is a screenshot:

    http://stancho.com/mac/macos_install.PNG.

    It is loading but … for 2 hours and I do not know whether it will finish.

    I have 4 GB RAM and i7 cpu. I set vmware image memory to 2 GB.

    Do you have any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    Stancho

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Michal

      I have the same issue. Did you find a solution to your problem ?

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • mortie

      Same Problem … Please Help….

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • Blindman666

      I had this problem too. My problem was the wrong Mac OS X Version. With the 10.6.x it works perfectly.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • eddyq

    When I try to download from “Custom Package (VMWare image .vmdk, darwin_snow.iso, Vmware sound card drivers) Download here” all it does is download index.html then if you click on that it brings up another download screen and if you try a download from there all it seems to do is to try to run some sort of video from zSHARE. I didn’t let it finish “buffering” so I don’t know what the video is.

    Does anyone know what is gong on?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Chinchillaman55

    I just keep on getting “disabling the CPU”
    Does anyone know of another way to install Mac OS X Snow leopard?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Ryan

    Mac OS Snow Leopard working perfectly – adobe cs5, ms office 2011 and even email working like a charm… for everyone having trouble – spend the $30 on the retail version of snow leopard, it put all of my problems to rest.

    Ryan.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Wesley D Gibbs

    For the display configuration changes you mentioned, what is the symbol between the first two numbers? what keyboard character is that, was this must a mistake, is that just a lowercase x?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Antrax

    i got an error with EnsoniqAudioPCI.mpkg says it can not be moved into

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Javtex

    It says that the CPU is disabling and it just stays there. Virtualization is enabled on my BIOS and I don’t understand

    Please Help!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Matheus Ferreira Machado

    Hello, I’m from Brazil, I used google translate to write this text, I would like to know how the process, and I have the original installation DVD, but are two DVD. Thanks.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Matheus Ferreira Machado

    Hello, I’m from Brazil, I used google translate to write this text, I would like to know how the process, and I have the original installation DVD, but are two DVD. Thanks.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Mubin000

    Like the tutorial it’s very helpful, though I am having 2 problems, which may or may not be related.  1st.  Powering the virtual machine with Darwin_snow.iso VM hangs just saying “loading…” when I hit a key on the keyboard the message is “loading…cancelled”.  I now get the boot menu.  I change to the DVD and everything works until I get to the Apple screen where it is detecting a hard drive.  At this point no hard drives show up and the message is ongoing “Examining Available Drives…”

    At this point I can go no further 🙁

    Any help is always appreciated.

    I’m using Windows 7. I set the VM for 4GB Ram, 1 Processor, 200GB hard drive space.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • god

      Goto Utilities -> Disk Utility and partition the HDD.
      works flawlessly.

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Mubin000

    Like the tutorial it’s very helpful, though I am having 2 problems, which may or may not be related.  1st.  Powering the virtual machine with Darwin_snow.iso VM hangs just saying “loading…” when I hit a key on the keyboard the message is “loading…cancelled”.  I now get the boot menu.  I change to the DVD and everything works until I get to the Apple screen where it is detecting a hard drive.  At this point no hard drives show up and the message is ongoing “Examining Available Drives…”

    At this point I can go no further 🙁

    Any help is always appreciated.

    I’m using Windows 7. I set the VM for 4GB Ram, 1 Processor, 200GB hard drive space.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • maneq

    I have the same problem, did you find an answer for that?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Ben Bharier

    If booting is stuck with apple logo, you can try this method:Shut down VM completely, open Mac OS Snow Leopard.vmx file in text editor, look for smc.present=”TRUE” line. Change this value to FALSE. So, it will be smc.present=”FALSE”.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
    • tony montana

      it worked! thanks a lot!

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
      Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Dead link…http://www.zshare.net/download/70448256f133cfe7/

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Mitchbaird

    Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Maxlesuperpoulet

    I’m on windows 7 x64, vmware 8
    during the boot on the official dvd, my cpu was disabeling. why ?thank’s

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • Twit111

    i got the same

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • ilkeru84

    Can’t download the custom package is it possible to upload it again?

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
© 2016 Geeknizer. All rights reserved. XHTML / CSS Valid.
Designed by taranfx.