16 April 2011

Updating Virtualized OS X (10.6.7)

A virtual machine virtualized with VMWare Player on OS X can't be updated using the regular update method in OS X. This is the special set of instructions to update your vitual machine. The guide will be constantly updated to the latest version of OS X.

1. In Windows, download the 10.6.7 update from here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1361.

2. Also, download this new kernel: http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=640.

3. Now follow these instructions to update to OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7. This software update is required for the SDK and can not be manually installed through the Apple updater in the OS.

Though the video shows the steps for 10.6.5, the steps are exactly the same.


33 comments:

  1. So your instructions are probably perfect for someone with an intel based processor. They even "work" for AMD but it's extremely glitchy for AMD almost to the point of being useless. Here's another site that actually has you change information in the .vmx file and uses a legacy Darwin file and my Windows 7 64 bit with AMD processor is working BEAUTIFULLY!! Your step by step was easier to understand. This guys just had the files.

    http://www.sysprobs.com/fresh-snow-leopard-1064-installation-vmware-player-3-intel-amd-pc

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  2. i got everything to work up until the update. with the 10.6.7 update i didnt notice the guide on this page so i updated it normally but got a kernel panic saying version mis-matched with kernel and cpu or somtehing like that. then i say the link on this page and i followed it. it works because i dont get the panic.

    however after the grey apple the whole thing just closes. not vmware itself but the virtual machine. its like i pressed the shut down button or something. happened several times and still happening. (not a loop by the way, jst closes then i start it again)

    ANY HELP PLEASE!

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  3. i hope i dont have a late comment, but when u startup the boot screen type in this instead of pressing enter: -x -v busratio=20 cpus=1 arch=i386 -x32
    I hope i help

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  4. I had the same problem. Then I increased the device memory in Virtual Machine Settings to 1448 MB from 1024 MB.

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  5. couldn't open legacy kernel 10.7.0 pkg

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  6. I am using Windows 7, Intel COre 2 Duo CPU E8400. Just like above words, the VW can't work since updating to 10.6.7 following the above video. I tried increasing memory, "-x -v busratio=20 cpus=1 arch=i386 -x32", just can't work. And it is my second try, it must be somewhere wrong.

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  7. finially, it done.
    1, when start, make sure "darwin_snow.iso" is in your CD driver. Because the OS loader is there;
    2, when the loader starts work, "F8" asap;
    When the system is paused there, you can find that the CD/DVD is not connect to the VM. It is something weird. The machine told Mac there is a CD, then when loader started to work, the CD disappeared. I think it is why the Mac can't boot up.

    3, Thus, before you input "-x -v busratio=20 cpus=1 arch=i386 -x32", manually connect your CD
    to somewhere (maybe an ISO file).

    I tried and successed to boot to 10.6.7. And now I am installing Xcode and iOS SDK

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  8. How do I install the drivers for my touch pad to use multi touch gestures?

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  9. crap ok so i hit restart by mistake before installing the kernel, now the sysytem starts and goes all the way to the gray apple logo then the whole thing just crashes and vmware completely shuts down. someone help please

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  10. ok nvm i reinstalled everything and it works now! but its tiny, i tried redoing the steps for the earlier version but its still tiny. help?

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  11. How can i make Fullscreen..?

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    1. i think you can do F11 as in any other program ;)
      if u get problems mail me

      -MariusKill
      MariusKill@hotmail.no

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  12. In the middle of 10.6.7 update I got the kernal panic, which then lead to a crash. Now, when I power on my VM I am getting an "operating system not found" message. Is there anyway I can get my VM running again without having to reinstall the OS? I tried running F2 and everything seems in order. Any help is appreciated

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  13. Disregard post above, I resolved the operating system not found issue...

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  14. I have the problem, that the update fails to install. Everything went fine until here. But the installer keeps saying "The installation failed" without any further information.
    Any ideas how to sole this and install the 10.6.7 update?

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  15. How can I update from 10.5.5 version?

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  16. installed both....but everytime i restart the version is the same.....it never gets updated! :/ <10.6.2>

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  17. Any news on updating to 10.6.8?

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  18. @Darren, the procedure should be the same if you want to try it out on your own, there are VM relaeses of 10.6.8 on torrent sites everywhere.

    But I will make a tut in a few days.

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  19. This works on UPDATE Snow_Leopard_10.6.1-10.6.2_Intel_AMD_made_by_Hazard or e need to update this version? You know some good LINK to get a more current ISO LEOPARD? Because I tried several links and all are bad or are several parts. I have no ISO file preferably share a single ISO .. If you can help I thank

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  20. I having issues that I cannot get past.

    I can fire up SnowyVM and I use F8 and choose OS X and it would crash.

    I then used the Boot Flag you provided and I can mount the Snow Leopard disc and I can all the way to the customize. Then I use the suggested custom settings (Mac OS_X_10.6.2. Under Kernels = Legacy_kernel_10.2.0. Under Graphic_Drivers = GraphicEnablerin). Then I attempt to install and within about 2 minutes I get an error stating: Install Failed, could not be installed. The Installer could not install some files in "/Volumes/Macintosh HD"

    Any suggestions?

    btw: I'm running Win 7 Ultimate 64
    (w/ visualization support)

    Thanks!

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  21. :(( , I used the http://techexxpert.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-virtualize-os-x-on-windows-7.html and upgrade o mac os 10.6.7 .But I got the "Operating system not found" when booting up .. Please help .

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  22. thanks works perfect i spent 2 days trying to do this with other tutorials on virtual box

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  23. I install the 10.6.7 and every time I boot I have panic kernel..
    So I have to write -x busratio=20 cpus=1 arch=i386 -x32 every time before it start to work.. it start in safe mode but everything works perfect..

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  24. I had a successful instalation with 10.6.7 ...but,
    will it work if I download the update and kernel for 10.6.8 from the same website you posted??

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  25. Lula V. S:
    can you give me the link to download mac os x 10.6.7 for use in windows 7 using either virtualbox or vmware ?? i really need to virtuallize mac os x 10.6.7 in windows 7 ... thanks ...

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  26. Anyone having problems with the sound driver? I've tried both suggested options, as well as the Ensoniq, etc. driver patch. No joy.

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  27. i also can't get any sound in snow leopard client or server in both vmware fusion or parallels on a lion host, even with the ensoniq driver.

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  28. Just out of curiosity, will this update process work with 10.7.3 (Update Combo)?

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