how do you set up parallels to read and write from bootcamp partition?

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  1. BFG macrumors member

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    I've read the installation guide yet it doesnt say anything about how to get them to work together.

    can someone help me please
     
  2. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    I guess you've got to use the same method as when sharing a normal folder from the Mac inside of Parallels.
     
  3. BFG thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought you didnt need to install windows again?
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    With the latest version of Parallels, you don't.
     
  5. BFG thread starter macrumors member

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    i've downloaded the lastest verison but its still asking me for the xp cd.

    but i am using express setup?

    how would i go about install it correctly?
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    I'm afraid I'll have to defer to other members' expertise on that question. I uninstalled Parallels because I couldn't stand to have Windows on my nice new computer.:eek:
     
  7. BFG thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks anyway.

    Hopefully someone can help me today
     
  8. BFG thread starter macrumors member

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    ok i've manage to progress, but now i cant get para to load i just get the message: Unable to open disk image Boot Camp!

    From what i have read this is something to do with FAT32 system; is there any way to fix this at the moment?

    Also how would i go about convering my file system to NFS
     
  9. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    To convert a file system to NTFS from FAT 32, see this short and simple guide
    http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.php

    it has to be done from inside windows though.:)
     
  10. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Have you installed the Parrallels tools inside the bootcamp partition. You have to do this before it will boot. Tools

    Currently these tools will not work with Windows Xp corperate edition.
     
  11. BFG thread starter macrumors member

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    i've done that - but is there anyway i can check to see if they have installed correctly?
     
  12. mian macrumors member

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    Might want to wait

    I was able to get Parallels to access my bootcamp partition and had everything up and running, but ran into the activation issue (I have to activate windows every time I switched between parallels and bootcamp). I would recommend waiting for the next beta where, hopefully, they'll address the fat32 and activation issues. I can try to answer any questions you have if you convert to NTFS.
     
  13. BFG thread starter macrumors member

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    i've checked the tools - and they seem to be installed correctly - althought now when i boot up into windows i get the option for parallels, but it doesnt load up when i click on it; i get the message: "missing file windows/system32/hal.dll


    but its there.
     
  14. mian macrumors member

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    When you restart windows you should see a black screen where you can select the profile you want to use. In parallels, open a new virtual machine and choose custom setup, you shoud see a bootcamp option if the tools were installed correctly.
     
  15. mian macrumors member

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    If you startup in bootcamp, you do not want to choose the parallels profile. Choose the other profiles (can't remember the name).
     
  16. BFG thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks for the info -

    So that means that everything is installed correctly, but can anyone tell me how to parallels to work? Im still getting the message Unable to open bootcamp
     

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