Thursday, 24 June 2010 16:30

Hackintosh Vmware Notes

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amd cpu need patch
intel cpu need patch
SSE2 - cpu encyrption?
SSE3 - cpu encyrption?
PPF1 - patch to allow the detection of hard drives
PPF2 - patch to allow the detection of hard drives




a pre patched disk is required to install mac os on vmware or a pc as the HFS+ disk structure of macs cannot be seen by normal PCs.

There then needs to be a modified bootload to get past the mac hardware tests.

there is a method to convert a *.dmg file in to a vmware hard disk using a utility

to get the ethernet utility to work in vmware the config file has to be altered as below:

add details

nb once altered do not reedit the virtual machine or the changes will be lost

darwin seems to be the modified bootloader

Settings indicate to set up the vmware machine as FreeBSD (Mac OS X is a modified Unix), but if you have a core duo (add other boards) you should set you vmware machine as a Window NT otherwise you will get a kernel/stack error.


also do not have vmware machine online while setting it up as it talks back to apple.

daves 10.4.1 -- works windows nt + freebsd
Jas 10.4.8 -- installs but locks up on 1st boot
hazard 10.5.6 intel only sse2 sse3 -- gets to the cursor only
XxX_x86_10.5.6_Install_Disc_Universal_Final -- craps out
Kalyway_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd -- have to add shit in? very slow doesnt reaqlly boot
Mac OS Leopard 10.5.2 AMD Intel SSE2 SSE3
iPC 10.5.6 Leopard Hackintosh AMD.iso - kernel error

My CPU is Intel Core 2 Duo, I can only installed IDeneb 10.5.6 with VT enabled at BIOS. After it is successfully installed, I need to go back to BIOS to disabled the VT, otherwise I am unable to boot into the Mac OS(keep getting *** Virtual machine kernel stack fault (hardware reset) *** provided I have changed around different guest OS). I have this done using vmware 6.5.2. Hope this helps.

Keyboard Doesnt Work

on a hackintosh, to get the ps2 keyboard to work after install a ps2 mouse needs to be plugged in and the computer powered down and rebooted.

my setup that got it working was ps2 keyboard, ps2 mouse and a usb mouse

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