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Sven G wrote:
...So, the Yosemite Developer Preview can be run as a VM already now, but of course not yet in an optimal way...
The graphics can be improved even though the speed can't.
First, take a snapshot!! Don't skip that step because I don't think it's possible to recover if things go wrong.
Then, check out this link and download and install the 10.9 driver and guest_d package. I ran both of those, restarted, reinstalled VMware Tools and restarted again (all with very long boots and with weird VM window shapes). The first couple of times the VM Window filled the screen sideways and when the desktop appeared, it looked like a Retina MBP at full native resolution. But opening the Display preferences showed a full range of resolutions, from the good old 1024x768 to 2360x1770 when Scaled was chosen and picking a resolution within the limits of your monitor gives good results. Going to Full Screen expanded the window only vertically since the aspect ratio didn't change. Rebooting still takes a long time and uses the weird window configuration but when booting is finished, it looks like your average VM.
Can you provide some more detail on how you got it installed?
Ripping the InstallESD.dmg out of the package or installing Mavericks and then Yosemite over the top.
Thanks for the post. Can you provide some details on how you got this working. I am able to get it all the way to where the installation begins and then immediately errors out. Thanks in advance.
I created a new OS X 10.9 VM, pointed it to the "Install OS X 10.10 Developer Preview" application (the one downloaded from the Mac App Store), and then everything worked as usual (Fusion automatically created the installation image, I customized the VM settings, the installation started, completed after some time, and finally I also installed the VMware Tools, which seem to work as usual): exactly as for a new Mavericks guest installation, in other words.
See my previous reply...
Perhaps it doesn't always work...?
If it doesn't, here is a link to an alternative method of installing Yosemite in a VM:
(in French, but translatable with Google).
Good news, thanks. Unfortunately, a whole lot of the new stuff probably won't work in a VM, since it requires 3d acceleration (which no virtualization engine provides).
Thanks for the reply. I was trying it out another way. Thanks again.
Another link (in Italian, from Macity):
... with a Google translation here:
... which is exactly what I did (before they published this very simple procedure).
I can't use the the "Install OS X 10.10 Developer Preview.app"
But I found the following easy and useful method, to create the installer image.
Hope it works for you,
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I can't use the the "Install OS X 10.10 Developer Preview.app"...
So, as Sven G described, you picked "New" and the "Create a Virtual Machine" window opened, you clicked on "Install from disc or image" and then picked the Install OS X 10.10 app as the source and let Fusion automatically create its own .dmg from the installer app, and that didn't work?
I didn't try with the VMsvga2 drivers, because I had some problems with them in the past (windows wouldn't autofit anymore, IIRC); but I noticed that the 10.10 DP in a VM is significantly faster on a new Mac (e.g., on a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro, vs. a 2010 Mac mini Server), especially for things like Launchpad and other graphics-intensive tasks.
Does not work for me, but the script create a bootable image.
That's the intel iris pro graphic chip - it's not '3d accelerated' but much much faster than the old ones.