Guide for VMware Fusion 2 SLIC Hack (MacOS)

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by alko, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. alko

    alko MDL Novice

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  2. anarchron

    anarchron MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the guide.

    It's a little too cumbersome to bother considering that VistaLoader does a fantastic job when used on VMWare. The main problem is getting it to work properly with Boot Camp.
     
  3. whiteshark17

    whiteshark17 MDL Novice

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    Fix for XP

    In your post, ALKO, you say, "The Second part of the Guide is for Windows Vista only although the SLIC hack should also work with Windows XP there are far more easier methods to use for XP."

    Would you please tell me what the "easier" method is for Windows XP?

    Thanks!
     
  4. pjddl

    pjddl MDL Novice

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    Every time I try to paste the selected lines from xxx.ROM to the vmware-vmx file via HEXEDIT the size of vmware-vmx always increases. It's like the paste is not pasting but inserting. Is there a place I can download the already modified vmware-vmx file.

    Thanks
     
  5. georgiagrrl

    georgiagrrl MDL Novice

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    use options "overwrite mode" and you should be fine
     
  6. beinbruch

    beinbruch MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    i have a big prob with Fusion 2.02. When i mod the vmware-vmx an place the file back in the folder, fusion say fusion unnable to contact the virtual maschine...

    I must install the fusion new, the works...then i test to copy the original vmware-vmx file and copy the file back ..the tthame problem...

    wher is the bug.

    have any people a working vmware-vmx file for Fusion 2.02 with a slic???

    thanks

    beinbruch
     
  7. pjddl

    pjddl MDL Novice

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    #7 pjddl, Mar 15, 2009
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  8. ifeife2

    ifeife2 MDL Member

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    #8 ifeife2, Aug 12, 2009
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    Check what Everest or RW-Everything says for your ACPI/SLIC

    Edit: Sorry didn't see this was 5 months old
     
  9. MLDbios

    MLDbios MDL Novice

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  10. natalic

    natalic MDL Novice

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    I can't get it to activate...I am using VMWare Fusion 2.0.5...Anyone have another pre-modded one? I would like to run my VM.
     
  11. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor MDL Novice

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    MLDbios, the vmware-vmx you posted didn't work for me, it didn't POST for some reason.

    I created my own Dell SLIC 2.1 ROM from old SLIC 2.0 Dell Rom and SLIC 2.1 table, then followed the guide by alko, thanks!
     
  12. natalic

    natalic MDL Novice

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    Does anyone have another working one?
     
  13. roo

    roo MDL Novice

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    Don't both replacing Fusion files.

    Get the VMWare BIOS with SLIC strings and tell Fusion to use it.

    Find the .vmx file for your virtual.

    Add this line into it.
    bios440.filename = "/Users/whoknows/Documents/Virtual Machines.localized/Windows
    .vmwarevm/VMWARE65_SLP1_SLIC21_DELL.ROM"

    Updating the path as appropriate.

    (Here I'm using that patched BIOS available elsewhere on the forums here).

    Works like a charm.
     
  14. spadge007

    spadge007 MDL Novice

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    I would appreciate if someone could please provide me with a download link or hint to where I can find a HP SLIC 2.1 ROM to use in Fusion 2.0.5.

    I need to test both Vista and Server 2008 SP2 within Fusion. I have followed the instructions within this thread to apply the Dell BIOS. Everest confirms 2.1 SLIC tables are present but I cant find a certificate which activates server 2008 successfully.

    I've got the cert + key for HP SLIC which works within vmware workstation on my Vista machine.

    TIA
     
  15. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  16. spadge007

    spadge007 MDL Novice

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    #17 spadge007, Oct 23, 2009
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  17. spadge007

    spadge007 MDL Novice

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    This method also works with Fusion v3.0

    I just upgraded to version 3.0 and my machines are still activated ok
     
  18. simchippy

    simchippy MDL Novice

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    It's been a while since I did a new install with Fusion and windows. Downloaded and upgraded Fusion from version 2 to version 3. All my mod vm bios windows installs still worked. Nice. Decided to try out windows 7. Downloaded OEM iso and installed through Fusion 3. Installed fine. So now to apply the rom, here is what I did:

    right clicked on fusion file and
    Show package contents
    dragged HP_SLIC_2.1.ROM into package.
    Right clicked on .vmx file and added the line
    bios440.filename = "HP_SLIC_2.1.ROM"
    saved and closed.
    Run image and it hangs on boot.
    I went back and removed bios440.filename = "HP_SLIC_2.1.ROM"
    and it boots fine. This is how I did all my previous installs. Is the rom correct or am I forgetting something?

    Thanks
    Sim
     
  19. simchippy

    simchippy MDL Novice

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    Still trying no luck. Do I need a new rom for Fusion 3? Or is it windows 7?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Sim