kior22
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Running VMWare Fusion 6 on Mac OS X Yosemite Beta

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Hi,

I would like to know if VMWare Fusion 6 will work on the Mac OS X Yosemite Beta that apple has just released. I use the VMWare for work so I can't afford upgrading to the Beta and not having Fusion working.

Thanks!

Regards,

Sebastian

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elit
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I confirm. I did the same tests with Fusion Tech Preview 2014 installed on MacOSX Yosemite and Fusion launches correctly (Fusion 6 did not). You can even modify some parameters on shutdown VMs but unable to start one. Same error messages you had 😞

Anyone has an idea about "Unable to retrieve kernel symbols" error ?

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thoerr
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The error  "Unable to retrieve kernel symbols"  usually means the on-disk copy of the OS kernel is inaccessible to Fusion, or it somehow does not contain what Fusion expects. This same thing happened on other beta releases of OSX. If you try to run an old version of fusion that is not compatible with the Mavericks kernel, the same thing will happen. Just have to wait until Fusion development has  time to kick out another beta that will work with changes made by the Yosemite beta.

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elit
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Hi Darius,

It seems to be the same problem you had in this post : My Virtual Machine doesn't start anymore in Fusion

These are the same error messages.

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SvenGus
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It could perhaps be because the location of the kernel in OS X 10.10 has moved from (hidden)

/mach_kernel

to

/System/Library/Kernels/kernel

...?

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elit
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Hi Thoerr,

You mean that each VMware Fusion version must be compatible with each MacOSX kernel version ?

So why VMware has not pre released a Tech Preview for Yosemite ? Or maybe they are doing it...

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SvenGus
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*** EDIT: These steps do not work and may trigger a kernel panic! ***

BTW, one could maybe try, as an experiment:

sudo ln -s /System/Library/Kernels/kernel /mach_kernel


... and optionally also:


sudo chflags -h hidden /mach_kernel

... and see if the kernel symbols are now retrieved...?

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elit
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Hi Sven G,

Yes you could be right.

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Hasan_Rahman
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Does not work, just tried with the Tech Preview from May. The computer crashes and reboots.

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elit
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I did the first command line and then launched Fusion and tried to start one VM. Error messages disappeared  but the VM froze and it crashed all the OS. Yosemite rebooted 

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elit
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yes same here 😞

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SvenGus
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So, Fusion found the new kernel and probably didn't like it...

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elit
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when Yosemite rebooted i copied the logs here :

Anonymous UUID:       7ECE491F-CB86-EB17-561F-DE491CB1CFA5

Tue Jun 10 22:54:05 2014

panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff7f84ae9fd4): "vmmon: Bug 151304 location 3.

"@bora/modules/shared/macos/driverLog.c:190

Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff810d4436b0 : 0xffffff8002352a51

0xffffff810d443730 : 0xffffff7f84ae9fd4

0xffffff810d443890 : 0xffffff7f84ae9e40

0xffffff810d4438f0 : 0xffffff7f84aeec1d

0xffffff810d4439b0 : 0xffffff7f84aeef04

0xffffff810d443a00 : 0xffffff7f84aeb6a1

0xffffff810d443b30 : 0xffffff8002590aad

0xffffff810d443b80 : 0xffffff800257f676

0xffffff810d443c10 : 0xffffff80025744d8

0xffffff810d443e00 : 0xffffff80027b5b0b

0xffffff810d443e30 : 0xffffff80027f202e

0xffffff810d443f50 : 0xffffff800284eaa2

0xffffff810d443fb0 : 0xffffff8002449706

      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

         com.vmware.kext.vmx86(182.92.72)[94E17687-1728-360A-AFF1-2A68093529B3]@0xffffff7f84ae9000->0xffffff7f84afafff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: vmware-vmx-debug

Mac OS version:

14A238x

Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 14.0.0: Sat May 24 01:15:10 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2738.0.0.0.5~1/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: D3A0B696-3353-314D-BA61-A8DDC7775770

Kernel slide:     0x0000000002000000

Kernel text base: 0xffffff8002200000

__HIB  text base: 0xffffff8002100000

System model name: MacBookPro10,2 (Mac-AFD8A9D944EA4843)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 101508470188043

last loaded kext at 101485031862813: com.vmware.kext.vmioplug.14.1.0 14.1.0 (addr 0xffffff7f84afb000, size 36864)

last unloaded kext at 101318562504243: com.vmware.kext.vmci 90.6.2 (addr 0xffffff7f84ab6000, size 77824)

loaded kexts:

com.vmware.kext.vmioplug.14.1.0 14.1.0

com.vmware.kext.vmx86 0182.92.72

com.vmware.kext.vmnet 0182.92.72

com.vmware.kext.vsockets 90.6.0

com.vmware.kext.vmci 90.6.2

org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetAdp 4.3.12

org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetFlt 4.3.12

org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB 4.3.12

org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv 4.3.12

com.github.osxfuse.filesystems.osxfusefs 2.5.4

com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 3.7.0

com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs 1.10

com.apple.filesystems.smbfs 3.0.0

com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.70

com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0

com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.14.23

com.apple.driver.ApplePlatformEnabler 2.0.9d4

com.apple.driver.X86PlatformShim 1.0.0

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.3.0d49

com.apple.driver.AppleOSXWatchdog 1

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 124

com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 2.6.5a60

com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.6.0

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 2.6.5a60

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD4000Graphics 10.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleBacklight 170.4.5

com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.2.6

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelFramebufferCapri 10.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU 2.0.4d1

com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.7.1

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC 1.0.0

com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport 4.3.0d49

com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.1

com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleHWAccess 1

com.apple.driver.AppleHV 1

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltIP 2.0.2

com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor 3.0.4d1

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons 240.2

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard 240.2

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless 1.0.0d1

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0d1

com.apple.BootCache 35

com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 404

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 2.6.5

com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4360 900.11.2

com.apple.driver.AppleSDXC 1.6.0

com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 3.0.7

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 705.4.1

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 705.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBXHCI 705.4.1

com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager 161.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 3.1

com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 2.0

com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 2.1

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 3.1

com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.7

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient 218.0.0

com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 157

com.apple.security.quarantine 3

com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 8

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 218.0.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice 3.7.0

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass 3.7.0

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIUpAdapter 2.0.2

com.apple.kext.triggers 1.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 11

com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 2.6.5a60

com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.15

com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.9.9f1

com.apple.vecLib.kext 1.1.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.12d1

com.apple.iokit.IOAcceleratorFamily2 141

com.apple.AppleGraphicsDeviceControl 3.7.6

com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 2.6.5a60

com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 2.6.5a60

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.12d1

com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert 1.1.0

com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.4.1

com.apple.driver.X86PlatformPlugin 1.0.0

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 5.8.0d39

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport 4.3.0d49

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 705.4.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 94

com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.4.1

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 4.3.0d49

com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.9

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 3.7.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch 245.1

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 705.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 705.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 705.4.0

com.apple.driver.CoreStorage 433

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPInAdapter 4.0.4

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPAdapterFamily 4.0.4

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIDownAdapter 2.0.2

com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 700.20.1

com.apple.driver.mDNSOffloadUserClient 1.0.1b7

com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 3.2

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltNHI 3.1.5

com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily 4.1.4

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.7.0

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 705.4.1

com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 2.0

com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 2.0

com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 2.0.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1

com.apple.security.sandbox 300.0

com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1

com.apple.driver.AppleMobileFileIntegrity 1.0.4

com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore 2

com.apple.driver.AppleCredentialManager 1.0

com.apple.driver.DiskImages 387

com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 2.0

com.apple.iokit.IOReportFamily 31

com.apple.driver.AppleFDEKeyStore 28.30

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 3.1

com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.9

com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.4

com.apple.kec.Libm 1

com.apple.kec.pthread 1

com.apple.kec.corecrypto 1.0

Model: MacBookPro10,2, BootROM MBP102.0106.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.5 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 2.6f59

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Built-In

Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D5434314753364D465238432D50422020

Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D5434314753364D465238432D50422020

AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x10F), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.15.77.8.2)

Bluetooth: Version 4.3.0d49 14130, 3 services, 24 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0

PCI Card: pci1b21,612, AHCI Controller, Thunderbolt@195,0,0

Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM128E, 121,33 GB

Serial ATA Device: C400-MTFDDAK256MAM, 256,06 GB

USB Device: My Passport 0741

USB Device: Hub

USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)

USB Device: Hub

USB Device: Hub

USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 23.4

Thunderbolt Device: Rugged mini, LaCie, 1, 5.4

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SvenGus
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It indeed looks like thoerr's answer was right: in this case, Fusion finally found the kernel, but this new kernel didn't contain what it expected...

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elit
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Yes VMware has to create a new compatible Fusion version with Yosemite... This Tech Preview is just not compatible with the Yosemite kernel.

And also to manage correctly the RAM in this new OS X because with Mavericks Fusion 6 is not optimized. I have 16Gb Ram and cannot do a vSphere test lab without running out of memory 😞

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dariusd
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Hi elit!

The error messages are the same, and the cause is similar, but the remedy will not be the same.  In this case, we have to adjust Fusion to take into account the new location of the kernel as well as to make other updates and changes to achieve compatibility with the new kernel in Yosemite.

Thanks,

--

Darius

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SvenGus
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Hasan_Rahman and elit, sorry for the kernel panics; anyway, don't forget to remove the symbolic link you created...

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vinaysp
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I realize that 10.10 was announced just over a week ago, but I hope that the VMWare team is listening and getting ready to release an update or beta / preview. I would be willing to be able to test any beta product from VMWare.

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mprogers
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I'll bet they already have something running internally, but their deadline is probably whenever Yosemite is released.

Michael

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dlhotka
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Read the other thread, and in the 2014 technical preview forum for information on upcoming betas.

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SameerHalawani
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Dear All,

I have installed Yosemite but VMware Fusion crashed 

and also the mail

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