[OmniOS-discuss] VMware Fusion 8.5.6 + macOS 10.12.4 == black screens

Dan McDonald danmcd at omniti.com
Wed Mar 29 15:30:46 UTC 2017

Please look here first:


This bug, an interaction between newly-updated macOS and VMware Fusion, affects OmniOS users who run in VMware Fusion (like I do).

The Loader screen for bloody will not show up, you will see a black screen.  So far, however, experiments show that once the illumos kernel kicks in, life returns to normal.  For GRUB-based releases, it appears that the illumos kernel also returns things to normal, but it seems to fix things "later in boot", so you will have a small period where your screen is black post-GRUB.

I've heard reports that other illumos distros STAY with a black screen.

Please consider yourself warned if you are a VMware Fusion user.

An extra shout-out to Toomas Soome who pointed me at the VMware forum above (and whose illumos community work on Loader should be lauded here).


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