27 February 2011

Change Resolution and Enable Sound on VMware System

When you first install a virtualized OS X on your machine, the resolution may not fit the entire screen. Also, OS X normally does not output sound.

This guide will show you how to change that to run OS X at your native screen resolution and enable sound.

Downloads

Snowy_VM.zip (you may have already downloaded this from a previous guide, if so, it isn't necessary to download again).

Instructions

1. Open your Virtual Machine. On the blue VMware bar, press Virtual Machine > Virtual Machine Settings > CD/DVD > Settings.


2. On the right, make sure the check boxes under Device status are clicked (Connected and Connect at power on.) Click OK.


3. In a few moments, a new icon should appear on your desktop named VMware Tools. Double-click it. Click on Install VMware Tools.


4. Keep pressing Continue, then press Install. Enter your password if you are asked. Press Continue, then wait for it to finish installing.

5. On the blue VMware bar, press Virtual Machine > Virtual Machine Settings > CD/DVD > Settings. At the top right, change the tab to Options. Under Folder sharing, click Enabled until next power off or suspend.




6. Click Add at the bottom of the window. Browse to the Snowy_VM folder (make sure you've unzipped it). Click OK, Next, and then Finish.


7. In a moment, an icon named VMware Shared Folders will show up on your desktop. Double click it, double-click the Snowy_VM folder that opened up. Double-click EnsoniqAudioPCI.mpkg.


8. Click continue twice, then check both boxes for AppleAC97Audio with EnsoniqAudi... and EnsoniqAudioPCI Plugin. Click Continue then Install.


9. Once finished, double-click the blue VMware bar to go into full screen mode.


The virtual machine should now cover your entire screen and sound should now work. You may need to restart your virtual machine to get it working.

22 comments:

  1. I'm having a bit of trouble installing VMware tools. I'll run the installation but when I reboot it (keep in mind I have to boot in safe mode for it to boot for me) it doesn't seem to have worked.

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  2. I had the same problem. Try this at boottime (F8), it worked for me: "busratio=20 cpus=1 arch=i386 -x32" instead of "-x busratio=20 cpus=1 arch=i386 -x32". I left the first "-x" out. It seems that is the flag for entering safemode although i'm not sure. Could not find the documentation for the flags.

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  3. Works very well, thanks!!

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  4. Thanks!!
    The Full Screen & The Audio is Work!!!

    Now i just need to update :P!

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  5. Fantastic. Thank you for helping me develop iOS apps without dropping 17 large ones first.

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  6. when boot, use the following:
    busratio=20 cpus=1 arch=i386 -x32

    don't add -x, which is for safty mode, and vmtools can't work in safty mode.

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  7. I get a message saying: Operating System not found after I finnished this tutorial

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  8. i installed vmware tools and after restarted so i can go to shared folders, but now the loading screen never ends...

    already tried putting "busratio=20 cpus=1 arch=i386 -x32" and also doesnt work... any idea?

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  9. getting the following error.

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

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  10. Excellent efforts! I greet you...

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  11. I'm getting the same error as Rob. How do I fix it?

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  12. Getting the same error too. :(

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  13. I had this error as well (Could not find component on update server. Contact VMware Support or your system administrator.) --> but this guide fixed this problem by mounting darwin_snow.iso and running it from OS X.

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  14. Now it goes in fullscreen, but sound doesn't work!! What shuld I do? THANKS

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  15. Great thanls for the tuto , and I wish you a happy new year

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  16. Snowy link is dead. :(

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  17. please give another link for snowy_vm

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  18. maybe at here http://rapidshare.com/files/328900565/Snowy_Vmware_files.zip

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  19. sound is working but i am not able to play any songs, please help me.

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