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10.5: Virtualize machine-specific 10.4 in Fusion 2
Authored by: pediger on Nov 04, '08 10:15:27AM

Thanks for that Sven. Since I tried both, I agree the version of Fuse was probably not the issue and will upgrade again when I get a chance. I haven't really gotten much use out of Fuse lately; I need to check for any new "filesystems" out there that may be of more use.

In order to follow through with this VMWare/OS X experiment, I was able to get Leopard working as a client by using the alternative ISO-image installation method. Works mostly (no crashing or panics; VMWare Tools support is pretty good) but networking is more or less dead. NAT gives me nothing but a 169.254... address; Bridged does get a valid address from my router, so some network traffic is flowing, but after that neither LAN nor WAN traffic gets in or out. Bonjour shares are showing, interestingly, but don't connect. Must be that certain protocols are not being routed properly.



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10.5: Virtualize machine-specific 10.4 in Fusion 2
Authored by: Sven G on Nov 04, '08 11:25:49AM

On my experimental Tiger VM (the one described in the hint), NAT networking works flawlessly, while bridged mode doesn't connect (at least the first time I booted): it looks similar to a problem I had in Ubuntu with bridged networking, where I had to edit /etc/sysctl.conf, adding these lines:

net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies = 1
net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling = 0
net.ipv4.tcp_ecn = 0

(effective after rebooting). This because my router didn't work well with the default settings: but how would one do this in Mac OS X? Is there an easy way? That's the problem...



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10.5: Virtualize machine-specific 10.4 in Fusion 2
Authored by: pediger on Nov 04, '08 01:29:17PM

Both NAT and Bridged appear to work fine after a reboot of the host. Pshaw! I rebooted after reinstalling VMWare so I didn't think to do it again.



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10.5: Virtualize machine-specific 10.4 in Fusion 2
Authored by: Sven G on Nov 04, '08 10:56:00PM

Same here: both NAT and bridged mode now work in my experimental Tiger VM, too - at least, this problem is solved! ;-) :-)

BTW, returning to the hint, even if the are no Tiger-compatible VMware Tools, there is a minimal mouse integration (à la Screen Sharing); but, sadly, there's no time synchronization between host and guest.

To the previous posters: are you sure you made a 64-bit VM? Personally, I had hangs at boot when I tried to make ordinary, non-64-bit Mac OS X VMs. But probably this is not the problem...

Another question: do there exist retail or other generic Tiger/Intel DVDs? I thought that they were all machine-specific (even if this can be modified with a simple hack by modifying an invisible file, if I'm not mistaken: maybe there was even a hint on this, here, some time ago), and thus can install only on the computer they came with.



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