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How to - Leopard on VMWare by Bush1do How to - Leopard on VMWare by Bush1do
:bulletred: How to - Install Leopard on VMWare

Download & Burn

:pointr: Download a Leopard Image like iATKOS .
:pointr: Burn it on a DVD

Create & Edit your Virtual Machine

:pointr: Create a Virtual Machine , you must set over 3GB !
Over 512MB RAM and go to edit and set up your DVD Drive.
:pointr: Go to the Folder where your Virtual Machine is saved . Open the .vmx config file with Editor and delete the complete Text in the Editor and paste this in the Editor :

bios.bootDelay = "5000"
checkpoint.vmState = ""
checkpoint.vmState.readOnly = "FALSE"
config.version = "8"
deploymentPlatform = "windows"
displayName = "Leopard"
ehci.pciSlotNumber = "33"
ehci.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:7b:c7:78"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
extendedConfigFile = "leopard.vmxf"
floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
floppy0.fileName = "A:"
floppy0.present = "FALSE"
guestOS = "freebsd-64"
ide0:0.fileName = "leopard.vmdk"
ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.redo = ""
ide1:0.autodetect = "FALSE"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
ide1:0.exclusive = "FALSE"
ide1:0.fileName = "Z:"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
memsize = "768"
mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"
monitor = "debug"
nvram = "leopard.nvram"
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "-1"
scsi0.present = "FALSE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
sound.fileName = "-1"
sound.present = "FALSE"
svga.autodetect = "TRUE"
tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"
tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"
usb.present = "FALSE"
uuid.action = "KEEP"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 50 97 29 7a 74 3f-a8 4a 39 81 24 7b c7 78"
uuid.location = "56 4d 50 97 29 7a 74 3f-a8 4a 39 81 24 7b c7 78"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
virtualHW.version = "6"

BIOS Properties

a. For the 2 IDE drives you need to set 32-bit I/O to enabled.
b. The floppy disk and chip must be disabled
c. Disable all serial and parallel ports
d. Large disk mode set to other
e. Boot order to CD first then Hard drive

Installing Leopard

Now you can boot from the CD if the Timer shows up press F8 and type in : -v cpus=1
If you've made all right you will be at the Install Screen .
Open Disk Utility to create a single partition and ensure that it is MBR based. Also make sure the volume label has no spaces in it.
Back in the installer select the new volume and then "Customize" button. If you have iATKOS then select the Darwin Bootloader if you have Zephyroth select the Chipset driver and the ToH SSE3 click on Bootloader and Select MBR or GUID look fist what youve i choose MBR !
Now sit back and wait while Leopard install .

Boot from Leopard Hard Drive

Now let Leopard boot from your Virtual Hard Drive , now you will see the Grey Apple Screen if that work youre done . But there can be a few Problems like this :

- Restarting always leads to a segment fault. So shutdown and power off then start up again.
- Sometimes it just won't restart with CPU fault. Best to shutdown VMware and restart.
- Network doesn't have a MAC address. This psi probably solvable but haven't had time to finish my work on this yet.

This Problems arent fixed !

I hope that work for you . If you like it pls give it a :+fav: !

(C) InsanelyMac ; Bush1do
VMX File hacked by Donk
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NuclearBlasshole Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm looking for a tutorial which would show how to make a custom Windows 7, I know that much that I have to get my installation to audit mode and then make all my changes and stuff, and then capture the image and then convert the image or something.

Can you help me?
Jjc259 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I keep getting the error "A virtual CPU has entered the shutdown state" is this because I haven't disabled the chip in BIOS? How do I? Because I couldn't find it PLZ HELP!!!
Chainpyo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
My Leopard :)
Chainpyo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Thank for this guide - now I can install leopard on my vmware.
cclloyd9785 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
I dont get how using VMWare Workstation 7, lets me get full 1366x768 resolution, yet when i boot from a CD i burned it to, i get a kernel panic.

I used OSx86 version of iDeneb v1.4 OSX v.10.5.6.
Kyothine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010

didn't work.
Kyothine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Nice! Everything's gone well so far. I'm currently waiting for it to install, but the progress bar isn't moving anywhere, though. Will comment again if it still hasn't worked.

Also, I couldn't find "Darwin Bootloader" in the iAtkos 10.5.5 CD
ozl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
i dont know if this still works with Snow Leopard but you deserve the Star anyway!
cclloyd9785 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Yes it works. I used my Universal one. Search 10.6.2 Patched for PC UNIVERSAL on the pirate bay. It will be from cclloyd, about 300 seeds.
ozl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
nice thanks, i might use it on some other pc in a near future, Snow Leo is running great my MSI x58 M Board with i7 920 and 3GB of RAM DDR3, i just did this for fun, made it install with Empire EFI
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