Dumping process memory on macOS

This is just a reminder to myself on how to dump a processes memory on macOS/OS X. This was done on El Capitan using LLDB to create a core dump. I had previously tried gcore installed using Homebrew but that failed to dump any processes. From terminal use the following command: lldb --attach-pid <pid> 1 ...

Pass real Mac details to VM Part 2

I have zero interest in running iMessage within a VM, as I use real Macs for work and play, but do understand that others are interested in doing this in a VM. There is a very good post on “How to Fix iMessage” which explains the issues of how complex Apple’s authentication of genuine Apple ...

VMware Fusion Guest OS X Installation

VMware Fusion Guest OS X Installation
When you create an OS X guest on Fusion there are two options to specify the media to bootstrap the installation. The first method is not that obvious but is to create a new virtual machine and when asked to specify the installation disk, drag the OS X Installer application to the box on the screen. Installation ...

Pass real Mac details to VM Part 1

Pass real Mac details to VM Part 1
This is a copy of my post at InsanelyMac which I will keep updated with new discoveries. Here are some new VMX settings that will help you make OS X running in VMware look more like a real Apple Mac. I have only tested on Workstation 10 running on Windows 7, so I cannot guarantee ...

BootCamp from external USB drive

I use Apple Macbook Pro and iMac for work and at home, as well as HP z820 Workstation for development. Sometimes there is a need to demonstrate the software I am responsible for on the Apple equipment, but the software is designed for Windows. Whilst it can run in a virtual machine, some demos require ...