However, as soon as I powered on the virtual machine, at the grey Apple logo, I got a VMWare error:
"The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point."
Altough I was able to virtualize all later OSX (from 10.5 to 10.9), no luck with Tiger.
Upon investigating and searching, I found a topic in InsanelyMac about this error occurring when people tried to install SnowLeopard on modern CPUs as Core i7, as the OS does not recognize modern CPU it was not designed for.
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/ ... cpu-error/
The solution they found was to mask the CPUID as an earlier processor by adding a line to the .vmx file, and faking the processor as reporting to be another one.
I followed this line of solution, and retrieved the information about my MacBookPro processor, and then added the CPUID information to the .vmx
It worked flawlessly, and blazing fast! I was able to install, and use Tiger normally, as all later versions of virtualized OSX!
So, I would like to share the solution with you, who might get this issue too:
By adding the following line to your .vmx file, your processor will fake reporting as being an "Intel Core 2 Duo T7700"
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cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0110:1111:1010"
You might get different results when using i5, i7 processors, but historically Intel processors were backward compatibles, so this fix is worth trying if you have this issue!