Mac Os X Iso For Vmware Workstation

macOS is a quite popular operating system. I never had an opportunity to work with it prior joining to VMware. From my point of view, Apple makes brilliant hardware and software (with one exception of Finder in macOS). At the moment I am running Windows 10 as a Bootcamp and I am quite happy how it performs. However, there are situations when one would like to evaluate the different operating system. Let it be any Linux flavor or an even exotic system like BSD you can all run them in VMware Workstation. What about the Apple macOS? Unfortunately in VMware Workstation running on Windows by default you can’t run Apple macOS.

Oct 15, 2017 In this tutorial, I will show you how you can Install, Configure and run MAC OS X 10.11 El Captain, Yosemite 10.10, Maverick 10.9 on VMware Workstation 12 inside Windows PC. This is a Simple Guide on How to Install MAC OS X on VMWare Workstation running in a Windows host machine. Install VMware Unlocker Tool: When you installed VMware Workstation after creating a new virtual machine you will see the Mac OS X option does not exist in the list. By patching a small command of cmd file the macOS option will appear. Typically, you will need to download the operating system installer file. For any other operating system, you will surely search for ISO file on their official website. Which is free to download and install on a virtual machine like VMware and VirtualBox. In fact, if you want to install macOS High Sierra on VMware. Here are the official darwin.iso (9MB) and darwin.iso.sig files from VMware Fusion 6.0.4 for Mac. Put it into vmware/isoimages/ folder next to other ISO files. Unfortunately, VM Install VMware Tools menu entry still won't work, so attach the ISO manually and install the package.

Today I will show you how to install Apple macOS in VMware Workstation on Windows.

Before doing any changes please make a backup and remember that changes done aren’t supported by VMware.

In order to run macOS in VMware Workstation on Windows, we will need two things: macOS iso and VMware Workstation Unlocker.

To convert macOS dmg file under Windows we will need a tool dmg2img.

  1. Copy macOS dmg file to dmg2img folder.
  2. Open command prompt and typedmg2img macOSfilename.dmg desiredISOname.iso

That’s it 🙂

VMware Workstation Unlocker fixes/improves few of missing features in VMware Workstation on Windows:

  • Fix vmware-vmx and derivatives to allow Mac OS X to bootFix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during VM creation
  • Fix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during VM creation
  • Fix libvmkctl.so on ESXi 6 to allow use with vCenter
  • Download a copy of the latest VMware Tools for OS

Probably there are some reasons whyVMware decided to remove macOS compatibility in Windows VMware Workstation. Anyway, let’s enhance our VMware Workstation with new capabilities.

  1. Download VMware Workstation Unlocker from GitHub https://github.com/DrDonk/unlocker.
  2. Once downloaded extract it.
  3. Run command prompt with administrative privileges.
  4. Run win-install.bat script.
  5. After few seconds VMware Workstation will be patched.
  6. When you will create new virtual machine macOS will be available.
  7. We must edit virtual machine configuration file vmx and add following entry smc.version = '0'.
  8. Once added we can run macOS in VMware Workstation in Windows.

In Today post I showed you how to install Apple macOS in VMware Workstation on Windows. The process isn’t that complicated and certainly will help some people out there who might want to try out Apple macOS.

Last week I published a video on how to create a bootable ISO file that contained macOS Catalina 10.15 so you can boot into VMWare Workstation 15.5. During the video there were many terminal commands. I promised that I will post up all the commands as a cheat sheet, so you can copy and paste into the terminal to make life easy. Here is the code used during the video below:

btnhd#:> hdiutil attach /Applications/Install macOS Catalina.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/Catalina

btnhd#:> hdiutil create -o /tmp/CatalinaBase.cdr -size 9000m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J

btnhd#:> hdiutil attach /tmp/CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build

btnhd#:> asr restore -source /Applications/Install macOS Catalina.app/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt -noverify -erase

btnhd#:> rm /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation/Packages

Mac Os X Iso For Vmware Workstation

btnhd#:> cp -R /Volumes/Catalina/Packages /Volumes/OS X Base System/System/Installation

btnhd#:> hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS X Base System/

btnhd#:> hdiutil detach /Volumes/Catalina/

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btnhd#:> mv /tmp/CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg /tmp/BaseSystem.dmg

#Restore the 10.15 Installer’s BaseSystem.dmg into file system and place custom BaseSystem.dmg into the root

btnhd#:> hdiutil create -o /tmp/Catalina.cdr -size 9000m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J

btnhd#:> hdiutil attach /tmp/Catalina.cdr.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build

btnhd#:> asr restore -source /Applications/Install macOS Catalina.app/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt -noverify -erase

btnhd#:> cp /tmp/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS X Base System

btnhd#:> hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS X Base System/

btnhd#:> rm /tmp/BaseSystem.dmg

btnhd#:> hdiutil convert /tmp/Catalina.cdr.dmg -format UDTO -o /tmp/Catalina.iso

btnhd#:> mv /tmp/Catalina.iso.cdr ~/Desktop/Catalina.iso

btnhd#:>rm /tmp/Catalina.cdr.dmg

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One more thing, you will need to get a copy on the unlocker-master files to enable VMware Workstation 15 to run macOS as a guest virtual machine. Go to github.com/btnhd to grab the script.