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Andrew Pennebaker

[VMware Workstation Player] High Sierra boot loop?

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(Posting this in the Sierra forum, as there doesn't appear to be a High Sierra forum quite yet.)

 

Hey yall!

 

I managed to get macOS 10.13 High Sierra running as a guest VM with VMware Fusion 10 on macOS 13.13 High Sierra host, without too much trouble. Here's my VMX for macOS hosts:

 

https://gist.github.com/mcandre/48f90963d9a24315024319cd62142f6a

 

However, I would like to be able to use High Sierra from Windows 10 hosts (e.g. Boot Camp'ed on Apple hardware). I'm following a dozen online tutorials for this, and can work around most glitches like ensuring that

smc.version = "0"

and patching VMware with the unlocker, and ensuring that the drive interfaces are SATA. However, I am not able to boot up the full macOS SetupAssistant installer. From a Windows host, I just get boot looping between the Apple logo and the VMware logo. Any tips for fixing this?

 

Screenshots

 

https://imgur.com/a/tHJ94

 

Also posting this to Stack Exchange, InsanelyMac, and {censored} in case other communities can help, too!

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