I saw a few threads somewhere that said that some people have succeeded in running Lion on vmware.

As Lion is in developer stage and recently released, fewer people have tried to hackintosh it and even though there are a few guides around, i have tried most of them and they failed. Ofcourse the lack of proper hardware support for my DELL XPS 15 (L501x) maybe the major case...

The biggest one being the hybrid 'Intel HD-Nvidia geforce 420m' graphics system and ofcourse the new core-i series processors...


There are many kexts and pkg available for download that could help, but i need to have a working Lion installation (even if it is safe mode or so) on to which i can add the kexts... but i cant even get to the installation screen when I tried using iBoot as well as Nawcom CD...

Just yesterday, i came across this guide for installing Lion on vmware. The 'virtual' aspect of vmware set me thinking and i got this doubt....


say, if one is successfull in installing Lion on vmware and getting it to boot, thn ofcourse one can install the aditional pkg and kexts, modify the settings and/or boot loader stuff so that it keeps booting properly everytime... Right?

Onc one has a working Lion system on vmware, cant one create an iso or similar image of thi virtual hdd on which Lion is installed, then create a physical partition on his harddisk, format it as 'Mac journaled', and then do a a restore operation from 'Disk Utility' using the mac partition as thedestination and the installed image u created earlier as the source? coz if that is do-able, then the only other thing needed to be done is install a bootloader onto the HDD's MBR (say, GRUB for example) and make it chainload the OS X loader now residing on the mac partition....

Just an idea... I am thinking of trying this out tomarrow... ofcourse, first i need to get Lion to run successfully on vmware... I'll post back my experiences.

If anyone has any ideas or advices, please do post them...

i think a vhd can be converted to an iso using some software... maybe MagicISO or something. MagicIso can definitely convert an ISO to a dmg...