Running OS X Lion Inside VMWare


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I installed OS X inside VMWare using an nvram file that was posted on line (no longer there, but it is reiterated here)

While the installation was successful, it declines 10.7.1 update for reasons unknown. Auto update shows no update available. Stand alone installer says can not update. I thought it was perhaps related to Apple Store login, etc.

It turns out you need to have the ServerVersion.plist file in /System/Library/CoreServices in order for VMware to allow you to boot. Software Update thinks you’re running 10.7 Server, which doesn’t actually exist.

UPDATE: Looks like changing the name of the file, applying the update, and renaming back to ServerVersion.plist seems to work.

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