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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger on a Modern Intel Mac (Virtualization)

Amethyst1

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"Universal" means both PPC and Intel, yes. Are you using a 10.5 Server template when setting up the VM? What kind of controller (IDE, SATA, SCSI) are the virtual hard drive and DVD drive attached to?
 
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kmacnewuser

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I have the "unlocker" that gives the ability to run mac os inside a virtual machine... through trial and error I have gotten versions 10.5 server, 10.6 server, and desktop versions 10.7 all the way up to 10.15 to work as virtual machines.
The unlocker doesnt have an option for 10.4 server so i tried 10.5, 32 bit server "template" and I did edit the vmx file with that long list of CPUID's and I got to the point where it starts to load, i see the apple logo and the twirling "thinking" icon on below.. then I see the no entry icon.

I tried SATA and IDE and scisi drive configurations.
I tried also sata and IDE on the cd/dvd

I must say that I had to convert the disk that was the server 10.4.7 from dmg to iso using a program called poweriso that can convert disk images. I dont know if that conversion somehow messed up the image....

something tells me that the virtual disk might not be correct... hmmm..

any additional ideas would be welcome.

"Universal" means both PPC and Intel, yes. Are you using a 10.5 Server template when setting up the VM? What kind of controller (IDE, SATA, SCSI) are the virtual hard drive and DVD drive attached to?
 
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Amethyst1

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@kmacnewuser - A couple of years ago I had no problems installing Server 10.4.7 using VMware Fusion (on a Mac) and a 10.5 Server template (which attaches HDD and DVD to a LSI Logic SCSI controller IIRC) but I was able to use the straight .dmg, so it is possible that the conversion to .iso messed up something. The stop sign usually means that OS X cannot find the root device (DVD). Can you post the contents of your .vmx file here?
 
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kmacnewuser

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hello.. well I have to remind you that im doing all this in vmware workstation 15.5 on a windows 10 64 bit pc.. not a mac. So it seems that the windows version doesnt allow a dmg file to be attached to the dvd or cd.
lol
attached is a screenshot of what I got
and here is the vmx file

.encoding = "windows-1253"
cpuid.inhibitDarwinMasks = "TRUE"
monitor_control.enable_fullcpuid = "TRUE"
cpuid.0.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1010"
cpuid.0.ebx = "0111:0101:0110:1110:0110:0101:0100:0111"
cpuid.0.ecx = "0110:1100:0110:0101:0111:0100:0110:1110"
cpuid.0.edx = "0100:1001:0110:0101:0110:1110:0110:1001"
cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0110:1111:0110"
cpuid.1.ebx = "0000:0001:0000:0010:0000:1000:0000:0000"
cpuid.1.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:1110:0011:1011:1101"
cpuid.1.edx = "1011:1111:1110:1011:1111:1011:1111:1111"
cpuid.2.eax = "0000:0101:1011:0000:1011:0001:0000:0001"
cpuid.2.ebx = "0000:0000:0101:0110:0101:0111:1111:0000"
cpuid.2.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.2.edx = "0010:1100:1011:0100:0011:0000:0100:1001"
cpuid.3.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.3.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.3.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.3.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.4.0.eax = "0000:0100:0000:0000:0000:0001:0010:0001"
cpuid.4.0.ebx = "0000:0001:1100:0000:0000:0000:0011:1111"
cpuid.4.0.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0011:1111"
cpuid.4.0.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001"
cpuid.4.1.eax = "0000:0100:0000:0000:0000:0001:0010:0010"
cpuid.4.1.ebx = "0000:0001:1100:0000:0000:0000:0011:1111"
cpuid.4.1.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0011:1111"
cpuid.4.1.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001"
cpuid.4.2.eax = "0000:0100:0000:0000:0100:0001:0100:0011"
cpuid.4.2.ebx = "0000:0011:1100:0000:0000:0000:0011:1111"
cpuid.4.2.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1111:1111:1111"
cpuid.4.2.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001"
cpuid.4.3.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.4.3.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.4.3.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.4.3.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.5.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0100:0000"
cpuid.5.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0100:0000"
cpuid.5.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0011"
cpuid.5.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0010:0010:0010:0010:0000"
cpuid.6.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001"
cpuid.6.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0010"
cpuid.6.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001"
cpuid.6.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.7.0.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.7.0.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.7.0.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.7.0.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.8.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0100:0000:0000"
cpuid.8.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.8.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.8.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.9.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.9.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.9.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.9.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.a.eax = "0000:0111:0010:1000:0000:0010:0000:0010"
cpuid.a.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.a.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.a.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000000.eax = "1000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1000"
cpuid.80000000.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000000.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000000.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000001.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000001.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000001.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001"
cpuid.80000001.edx = "0010:0000:0001:0000:0000:1000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000002.eax = "0110:0101:0111:0100:0110:1110:0100:1001"
cpuid.80000002.ebx = "0010:1001:0101:0010:0010:1000:0110:1100"
cpuid.80000002.ecx = "0111:0010:0110:1111:0100:0011:0010:0000"
cpuid.80000002.edx = "0100:1101:0101:0100:0010:1000:0110:0101"
cpuid.80000003.eax = "0100:0011:0010:0000:0011:0010:0010:1001"
cpuid.80000003.ebx = "0010:0000:0010:0000:0101:0101:0101:0000"
cpuid.80000003.ecx = "0010:0000:0010:0000:0010:0000:0010:0000"
cpuid.80000003.edx = "0101:0100:0010:0000:0010:0000:0010:0000"
cpuid.80000004.eax = "0011:0000:0011:0000:0011:0110:0011:0111"
cpuid.80000004.ebx = "0010:0000:0100:0000:0010:0000:0010:0000"
cpuid.80000004.ecx = "0011:0011:0011:0011:0010:1110:0011:0010"
cpuid.80000004.edx = "0000:0000:0111:1010:0100:1000:0100:0111"
cpuid.80000005.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000005.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000005.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000005.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000006.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000006.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000006.ecx = "0001:0000:0000:0000:1000:0000:0100:0000"
cpuid.80000006.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000007.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000007.ebx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000007.ecx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
cpuid.80000007.edx = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000"
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "16"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge4.functions = "8"
pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge5.functions = "8"
pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge6.functions = "8"
pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge7.functions = "8"
vmci0.present = "TRUE"
hpet0.present = "TRUE"
ich7m.present = "TRUE"
board-id.reflectHost = "TRUE"
displayName = "Mac OS X Server 10.47 32-bit"
guestOS = "darwin"
nvram = "Mac OS X Server 10.47 32-bit.nvram"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
powerType.powerOff = "soft"
powerType.powerOn = "soft"
powerType.suspend = "soft"
powerType.reset = "soft"
usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "TRUE"
smc.present = "TRUE"
smbios.restrictSerialCharset = "TRUE"
firmware = "efi"
tools.syncTime = "FALSE"
memsize = "2048"
sata0.present = "TRUE"
sata0:0.fileName = "F:\!!!!!!!Master Downloads\_MAC\__MAC os new files\Mac_OS_X_Server_10.4.7_universal.iso"
sata0:1.fileName = "Mac OS X Server 10.47 32-bit.vmdk"
usb.present = "TRUE"
ehci.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
extendedConfigFile = "Mac OS X Server 10.47 32-bit.vmxf"
numa.autosize.cookie = "10012"
numa.autosize.vcpu.maxPerVirtualNode = "1"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 9c 9c f4 2f a4 1c-8e c7 69 23 f4 d4 fc fa"
uuid.location = "56 4d 9c 9c f4 2f a4 1c-8e c7 69 23 f4 d4 fc fa"
sata0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33"
ehci.pciSlotNumber = "34"
vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "35"
sata0.pciSlotNumber = "36"
svga.vramSize = "268435456"
vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "134217728"
vmotion.checkpointSVGAPrimarySize = "268435456"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:d4:fc:fa"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
vmci0.id = "-187368198"
monitor.phys_bits_used = "43"
cleanShutdown = "FALSE"
softPowerOff = "FALSE"
usb:1.speed = "2"
usb:1.present = "TRUE"
usb:1.deviceType = "hub"
usb:1.port = "1"
usb:1.parent = "-1"
toolsInstallManager.updateCounter = "13"
tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"
workingDir = "."
floppy0.present = "FALSE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "Mac OS X Server 10.47 32-bit.vmdk"
scsi0:0.redo = ""
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
sata0:1.present = "TRUE"
sata0:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
sata0:0.present = "TRUE"
sata0:1.redo = ""
usb:0.present = "TRUE"
usb:0.deviceType = "hid"
usb:0.port = "0"

@kmacnewuser - A couple of years ago I had no problems installing Server 10.4.7 using VMware Fusion (on a Mac) and a 10.5 Server template (which attaches HDD and DVD to a LSI Logic SCSI controller IIRC) but I was able to use the straight .dmg, so it is possible that the conversion to .iso messed up something. The stop sign usually means that OS X cannot find the root device (DVD). Can you post the contents of your .vmx file here?
 

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Amethyst1

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Looking at your VMX, I see you have the DVD attached to SATA and the HDD attached to both SCSI and SATA at the same time. That's not going to work. I just created a 10.5 Server VM in VMware Fusion, and the resulting VMX looks like this -

.encoding = "UTF-8"
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "9"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
scsi1.present = "TRUE"
scsi1.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
memsize = "1024"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "VHD.vmdk"
scsi1:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
scsi1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.linkStatePropagation.enable = "TRUE"
usb.present = "TRUE"
ehci.present = "TRUE"
ehci.pciSlotNumber = "35"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge4.functions = "8"
pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge5.functions = "8"
pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge6.functions = "8"
pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge7.functions = "8"
vmci0.present = "TRUE"
smc.present = "TRUE"
hpet0.present = "TRUE"
ich7m.present = "TRUE"
usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "TRUE"
firmware = "efi"
tools.syncTime = "TRUE"
displayName = "Mac OS X Server 10.4"
guestOS = "darwin"
nvram = "Mac OS X Server 10.4.nvram"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
keyboardAndMouseProfile = "5211b9a1-a2d6-7c83-10ac-ad136b73"
proxyApps.publishToHost = "FALSE"
tools.upgrade.policy = "upgradeAtPowerCycle"
powerType.powerOff = "soft"
powerType.powerOn = "soft"
powerType.suspend = "soft"
powerType.reset = "soft"
floppy0.present = "FALSE"
extendedConfigFile = "Mac OS X Server 10.4.vmxf"
checkpoint.vmState = ""
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
scsi1.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:5f:03:4c"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "34"
usb.pciSlotNumber = "33"
vmci0.id = "1818166092"
vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "36"
uuid.location = "56 4d 8d 40 53 a1 06 7a-8f eb 4a 8d 6c 5f 03 4c"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 8d 40 53 a1 06 7a-8f eb 4a 8d 6c 5f 03 4c"
cleanShutdown = "TRUE"
replay.supported = "FALSE"
replay.filename = ""
scsi0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
usb:0.present = "TRUE"
usb:1.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "67108864"
softPowerOff = "FALSE"
usb:0.deviceType = "hid"
usb:0.port = "0"
usb:0.parent = "-1"
usb:1.speed = "2"
usb:1.deviceType = "hub"
usb:1.port = "1"
usb:1.parent = "-1"


So there's two LSI Logic SCSI controllers (no IDE, no SATA) and the HDD is attached to the first, the DVD is attached to the second.
Can you boot if you modify your VM's storage config to match mine (plus the lines to fake a Core 2 Duo, of course). If it still doesn't work, it's probably your .iso.

EDIT: One thing you can try if you have a burner and a blank DVD is burning the .iso to disc, attaching your DVD drive to the VM and booting from the physical disc. Just in case VMware doesn't like the .iso (I've had that happen).
 
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kmacnewuser

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Looking at your VMX, I see you have the DVD attached to SATA and the HDD attached to both SCSI and SATA at the same time. That's not going to work. I just created a 10.5 Server VM in VMware Fusion, and the resulting VMX looks like this -

.encoding = "UTF-8"
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "9"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
scsi1.present = "TRUE"
scsi1.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
memsize = "1024"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "VHD.vmdk"
scsi1:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
scsi1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.linkStatePropagation.enable = "TRUE"
usb.present = "TRUE"
ehci.present = "TRUE"
ehci.pciSlotNumber = "35"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge4.functions = "8"
pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge5.functions = "8"
pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge6.functions = "8"
pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge7.functions = "8"
vmci0.present = "TRUE"
smc.present = "TRUE"
hpet0.present = "TRUE"
ich7m.present = "TRUE"
usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "TRUE"
firmware = "efi"
tools.syncTime = "TRUE"
displayName = "Mac OS X Server 10.4"
guestOS = "darwin"
nvram = "Mac OS X Server 10.4.nvram"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
keyboardAndMouseProfile = "5211b9a1-a2d6-7c83-10ac-ad136b73"
proxyApps.publishToHost = "FALSE"
tools.upgrade.policy = "upgradeAtPowerCycle"
powerType.powerOff = "soft"
powerType.powerOn = "soft"
powerType.suspend = "soft"
powerType.reset = "soft"
floppy0.present = "FALSE"
extendedConfigFile = "Mac OS X Server 10.4.vmxf"
checkpoint.vmState = ""
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
scsi1.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:5f:03:4c"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "34"
usb.pciSlotNumber = "33"
vmci0.id = "1818166092"
vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "36"
uuid.location = "56 4d 8d 40 53 a1 06 7a-8f eb 4a 8d 6c 5f 03 4c"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 8d 40 53 a1 06 7a-8f eb 4a 8d 6c 5f 03 4c"
cleanShutdown = "TRUE"
replay.supported = "FALSE"
replay.filename = ""
scsi0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
usb:0.present = "TRUE"
usb:1.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "67108864"
softPowerOff = "FALSE"
usb:0.deviceType = "hid"
usb:0.port = "0"
usb:0.parent = "-1"
usb:1.speed = "2"
usb:1.deviceType = "hub"
usb:1.port = "1"
usb:1.parent = "-1"


So there's two LSI Logic SCSI controllers (no IDE, no SATA) and the HDD is attached to the first, the DVD is attached to the second.
Can you boot if you modify your VM's storage config to match mine (plus the lines to fake a Core 2 Duo, of course). If it still doesn't work, it's probably your .iso.

those 2 settings sata and scisi got that way because of my experimentation lol.. I will try to match yours and we will see..... were you installing the same version of server as me (10.4.7) ? Im just a techie geek that is curious to have various OS in virtual machines since I dont have much space to have physical machines of all kinds. Ill report back.
 
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were you installing the same version of server as me (10.4.7) ? Im just a techie geek that is curious to have various OS in virtual machines since I dont have much space to have physical machines of all kinds. Ill report back.

I've just added something to my previous post that's worth giving a shot if everything else fails. To answer your questions - yes, I've used the exact same version of Tiger Server, 10.4.7 build 8K1079. I also discovered that only this 10.4.7 and 10.4.11 would boot in VMware, other 10.4.x for Intel versions wouldn't. I'm in the same boat as you - space limits me to a finite number of machines and the more OSes I can virtualise, the better - although OS X VMs are quite limited by the lack of graphics acceleration.
 
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kmacnewuser

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I've just added something to my previous post that's worth giving a shot if everything else fails. To answer your questions - yes, I've used the exact same version of Tiger Server, 10.4.7 build 8K1079. I also discovered that only this 10.4.7 and 10.4.11 would boot in VMware, other 10.4.x for Intel versions wouldn't. I'm in the same boat as you - space limits me to a finite number of machines and the more OSes I can virtualise, the better - although OS X VMs are quite limited by the lack of graphics acceleration.
Thanks for the burn to dvd tip.. I had tried that too! lol..

So I thought I would try something else.. i made a copy of my 10.5 server edition vm. I created a second new hard disk with scisi and formated from inside the virtual machine i attached the 10.4.7 image.. and then i saw that there is a pckg option to install from running from within a working mac.... when I try that I get this message which I think is the real culprit.. it doesnt like the virtual disks somehow.. but im clueless on what else to do. See attached screenshot
 

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What happens if you manually change the

virtualHW.version = "16"

line to say

virtualHW.version = "9"

like in my config? That downgrades the hardware to an older version used by Workstation 9.
 
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