Made a new clean installation of Fusion 8.1.1 on macOS Sierre Beta 2.
Created a new guest with Win XP from an ISO-image.
When starting the new guest for installation it directly throws "Internal Error".
I am splitting off from this thread and moving to a new thread created by padna :
The thread above is for people who want to run macOS 10.12 Sierra as a virtual machine guest, presumably on an El Capitan (or earlier) host.
I have updates to my issues with running macOS 10.12 Sierra in a virtual machine, and will put them in the new thread, above.
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I will leave this thread to those people who want to install VMware Fusion on their macOS 10.12 Sierra BETA hosts.
Hopefully others will follow along with splitting the two threads. My thanks to padna for his effort to split the threads into a more sensible arrangement.
As was mentioned earlier in this thread, try disabling 3D graphics, that seems to resolve this for everyone so far.
Sorry, Michael, but "Accelerate 3D Graphics" has been disabled the entire time. That includes when the virtual machine worked (with no VMware Tools) and when it would kernel panic (with VMware Tools installed). In addition, "Use full resolution for Retina display" has also been disabled, not that it applies to my non-Retina iMac.
P.S. I responded here, but should have responded in this thread, which was created for people running macOS Sierra Beta as a virtual machine guest:
What happens if my VM is suspended and not shut down, is any way to shut it down so I will be able to de-select the 3D acceleration?
Unfortunately, no. I'm referring to my windows VM hosted on Sierra.
I fI want to disable 3D acceleration, I must have my VM in a shut down mode and it's not. It's in suspend mode.
I am looking for a way to shut it down with out taking out of suspend mode as unsuspending it just doesn't work (the wheel just keeps on spinning for hours).
Anyone with an idea? Thanks.
Does holding down the option key and Power Down work? (Can you do it during Resume?)
NOTE: Make a backup of the suspended virtual machine first!!
To Get my Virtual Machines to Run on VMWare Fusion (8.1.1) on a MacOS 10.12 host (macOS 10.12 Beta (16A238m)) I had to do the following:
1) Remove the saved state from the machine (like hard rebooting a machine, so any in progress work will be lost)
1.1) Go to the file for your Virtual Machine using the Finder
1.2) Right-Click on the file and select "Show Package Contents"
1.3) Delete any files with the following file extensions: *.VMSS &. *.LCK
1.4) Open the .VMX file in a plain text editor (I used Visual Studio Code for Mac, TextWrangler, BBEdit, vim, nano, etc... would also work)
1.5) find the line with checkpoint.vmState = "SomeFileName". and change it to be just: checkpoint.vmState = ""
1.66) Save the file and close it from your text editor
2) Clearing the Graphics conflict
2.1) Go back to VMWare Fusion, and open the settings for your Virtual Machine.
2.2) In the Display settings remove the option for accelerated 3D Graphics
3) Start up your Virtual Machine.
The VM runs slower, but at least you can get in and do stuff.
Arkling - You saved the day!
Thanks, it's back to normal now.