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Apple released the first Developer Preview for OS X Mavericks last week so I figured people would want an image of it. This image is completely stock, and as such there are probably a couple of issues (see video). AMD support is probably non-existent, so AMD users need to hold off until the official release build becomes available as developing anything for betas is almost pointless (like with the jailbreak scenes).
Update #1: If you get a message saying “darwin12-64 is unsupported” just edit your .vmx file in Notepad (with VMware closed) and find/replace darwin12-64 for darwin11-64. Should be fine after that, it was an oversight on my part but it’s too late to edit the torrent.
Below are the features of this image and I’m going to include direct downloads for the image (which are being uploaded as we speak) so sit tight if you want those. If you find our work help, we appreciate all donations in order to fund our continued efforts, especially as it’s getting harder to maintain!
OS X Mavericks 10.9 DP1 VMware Image Changelog
- Apple dropped support for 32-bit mode in DP2 of Mountain Lion, so make sure
you keep the VMware Settings flagged as “Mac OS X 10.7/8 64-bit” otherwise
no bootable medium will be detected. Means you need a 64-bit Windows install.
- Comes with direct download links as usual. (Will be added soon)
- Fast boot time on most machines, as can be seen in the video.
- Fresh installation of 10.9, everything was fixed during the installation.
- Kernel doesn’t include any AMD patches
- Make sure VT is turned on in your BIOS, if available. Otherwise you need to
use the Hardware Bypasser alongside VMware 8.
- Recommended you run on the latest version of VMware, as that’s what it was
tested on, and apparently fixes Apple logo stalling in certain situations.
At least try to use VMware 8+.
- We uploaded an updated VMware Tools to our Mediafire folder here. These
tools came with the latest VMware release and support Mountain Lion. DO
NOT INSTALL FROM DARWIN_SNOW.ISO.
If you report back on the state of things working, please do so clearly on this post. iMessage Enabler, VMsvga and VMware Tools are all untested, so let us know!
It’s important to take note of everything said in the video below, as it covers support issues for this image and how best to get help (and quickly).
If you wish to download the OS X Mavricks 10.9 DP 1 VMware Image via torrent, you can grab it from here. As promised, I’m including direct links as well this time around, but you’ll have to deal with the fact that they will be slower than the torrent, even though I have now paid for faster speeds. You can find the direct links here.