Tutorial macOS Big Sur on VMware Workstation with OpenCore

Ken5998

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Hello everyone :)

I have created a little guide to install macOS Big Sur (11.0.1 or 11.1 Beta) on VMware Workstation 16 (I think also the Player version will work).

Hope I can help someone :D
 

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@AMDPUSH I just finished trying it a moment ago and got big sur installed using he’s image and it works ok but I think I’m going to try again and this time do it from a usb installer and make the EFI myself modifying what I use already.

@Ken5998 Awesome little guide buddy and perfect for my U.K. LockDown boredom 😂
As I said above i installed the VM using your image (method 1) and its all working ok but I did notice a huge amount of errors while it was booting into the installer, OS using your EFI inside the image. Is that normal or should I convert my own EFI and try it that way?
Also apart from the obvious things like removing WEG and my usb mapping etc etc are there any quirks that need to be set that normally wouldn’t be on a stranded AMD EFI?

Update, Not to worry...I sussed it out and have my EFI running and the errors have cleared up. :)
 
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Ken5998

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Everything is working ?
Yeah, almost everything. As you can imagine the GPU performance are not the best because you can get only 128MB of video memory.
And the sound it's not perfect with the VoodooHDA kext
 
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Not tried Big Sur on VBox Windows, last macOS I used in a VM there was High Sierra. You can "spoof" the CPU etc with VBox and use the Apple Bootloader without messing around with getting OC on the EFI etc.
 
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mattc

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Hey,
I have been trying, and I get stuck installing, in the virtual machine with the disk being locked.

Thanks for any advice,

M

 

tylerwolf35

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Hi, I am unsure what do to with the MountEFI program as I am doing everything I understand I have to do but I cannot boot from the EFI. I have created a video that shows what I am doing: here; what am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
 
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tylerwolf35

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Hi, I am unsure what do to with the MountEFI program as I am doing everything I understand I have to do but I cannot boot from the EFI. I have created a video that shows what I am doing: here; what am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
I was able to fix this, realized that I was copying the contents of the EFI folder rather than the folder itself. My rookie mistake.