About ready to install VMware Fusion... need quick question answered

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by marklight, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

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    Can I use boot camp and VMware Fusion using the same partition. If I install windows using boot camp and then I install fusion - and set it to use that partition can I go back and forth between virtualization (fusion) and native windows (boot camp) on that same partition?
     
  2. antdgar macrumors member

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    I'm not sure what you mean... You can run native windows after installing fusion to run on that partition..
     
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Yes, Fusion can use Bootcamp partitions.

    Yes, even if you install Fusion, you can still boot from the Bootcamp partition. It won't mess anything up.
     
  4. lakerbob macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm in the process of doing this too. I'm confused about what size fusion partition to create. My boot camp partition is 100gb with vista installed. What size do I make the virtual disk? I plan on using windows for gaming and so on.

    Thanks
     
  5. solvs macrumors 603

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    If you're using the BC partition, you don't need to create a new one or choose a size. Just tell Fusion to use your BC partition. Then install the VM Ware tools, which should show up as a virtual CD or D: Drive in My Computer.
     
  6. lakerbob macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help! I had selected a new partition instead of the boot camp partition.
     

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