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I am trying to run a Mac OS X Snow Leopard VMware image 10.6.7 on my AMD quad core computer with VMware Workstation 9.0.

My latest attempt involves opening the specific configuration .vmx file (which is linked to a VMware image .vmdk) and hence booting it with help of a kernel (darwin.iso). A description of these steps undertaken can be found here:

I have tried different VMware images and different kernels, but I keep getting the error: "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system (...)". So I am guessing that something went wrong when unlocking the Mac OS X (I don't know how to check this however, since the Mac OS X Guest Host seems to be installed and unlocked correctly, that is it appears in the list of available guest hosts).

So community, what do you think I should try?

A couple of things I have tried already:

  • Applying a mask (adding the line cpuid.1.eax = ... in the .vmx file)

  • Trying to install the operating system instead of running (hence booting from a .iso file): this didn't work as well: my computer didn't recognize the operating system.

  • Different versions of kernels and different VMware images (including images that are meant only for AMD processors)

P.s.: yes, I have enabled Virtualization in my BIOS.

My computer specifications:

AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.60GHz Memory (RAM): 6.00GB System type: 64-bit Model: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

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Hi, Johnathon - I'm pretty sure this is illegal (according to this post ), but check out this link and see if it helps -… – cutrightjm Dec 8 '12 at 7:43

Talk to whoever sold you the license to use OSX on an AMD CPU. If they can't make it work, demand your money back.

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