Snow Leopard in VMWARE Post Installation Fixes and Tweaks
Recently we published How to install Snow Leopard in VMWARE 7 and Windows host, many successful installations have been reported. A few folks asked as about some problems e.g. “Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Fusion supports hardware virtualization.” “Default resolution is 1280×1024 how can i increase the resolution” and “My sound isn’t working in VMware installl”. So i decided to publish a new detailed post rather than editing the existing post.
Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization
Christian Delgado cracked the mystery and he already shared with us in our comment section, anyway i m sharing again with you here.
For those that keep getting the “Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Fusion supports hardware virtualization.” error. I was having the same thing, it means your processor does not support virtualization, you would probably get the same thing on if you try to use virtual pc with xp mode on windows 7. So I was really curious why my intel core 2 duo processor did not support it. Then I was checking out my BIOS Settings, and the virtualization feature was off on my BIOS.
Change The Resolution
- Boot your Snow leopard VMware installation and copy the boot.plist file to your desktop, you can find boot.plist >> /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
- Open the file you moved to desktop, and add following two lines before </dict>
- Replace the 1280x1024x32 with the resolution you want, here 1280×1024 is your screen resolution and x32 is refresh rate. Don’t change the refresh rate just change the resolution according to your monitor.
- Save the file as com.apple.Boot.plist on the Desktop (make sure the .plist part is there!)
- Navigate the the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ folder
- Drag your com.apple.Boot.plist file on the Desktop into the folder window, When a messages appears, click Authenticate and Replace and enter your password.
- You’re done! Reboot OS X to see the changes
Here is an example of what the com.Apple.boot.plist file looks like with after editing the code
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://
Installing Sound Driver
First of all take a snapshot of the VM, now look for EnsoniqAudioPCI.mpkg.tar.gz from the Snowy_Vmware_files.tbz2 archive you downloaded earlier. Simply launch the pkg and choose both options, type your password when prompted and once installation finishes reboot your system.