parallels beta off bootcamp partition! -whats da word?!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by whyrichard, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hey guys,


    so... loving bootcamp/ntfs xp pro,

    ... loving parallels beta.....

    i am very interested in trying out parallels bootcamp startup feature, but what is the word around the campfire about this feature?

    i hear:
    -have to redo the license thing every time, due to windows thinking there is a hardware change every time you switch over...?
    -i hear there is a workaround for this????


    -i hear the parallels bootcamp installer screws up bootcamp?



    whats the word!?



    r.
     
  2. diametric macrumors regular

    diametric

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    Uhm, well, Parallels did not ask me for a serial number to re-activate windows. My Winows partition did not die. And everything has been going quite well. Love, I tell you.
     
  3. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    I had a few issues setting it up. First fat32 partitions are a no no. NTFS only. Then the parallel tools you need to make it work refused to install on my system.

    I found the fixes for both these on their forums and its now working, but its far from a finished system. :)

    great idea and I'm interested to see how it progress over time.
     
  4. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    encountered one small problem,

    windows found new hardware, pci bridge i think, but could not find the drivers for it....


    suggestions?

    thanks so much for your help! i am excited.


    r.
     
  5. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    encountered another small problem,


    ... now bootcampxp thorugh parallels works just fine....


    ... but now when i load bootcamp directly i cannot access my mac partition! even with the latest macdrive! it's just not there....



    .... should i remove parallels tools from that partition?

    anyone els ehave this problem?
    r.
     
  6. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

    MoparShaha

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    Aside from the activation thing, it ran smoothly the first few times. But now, when I boot into Bootcamp, XP hangs before it even starts.

    For now, I'm going to stay away.
     

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