FileVault 2 creates kernel panic due to VMware Fusion 3.1

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ProPedderKustom, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. ProPedderKustom macrumors regular

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    I have been on the phone with Apple tech support for a couple of hours over the last week. When I try to encrypt my HD with FileVault 2 it always crashes at the end and creates a kernel panic. The issue is that Apple says the log is telling them that VMware Fusion 3.1 is the problem...but I need Fusion AND I need my HD encrypted.

    Any thoughts? Please help me.
     
  2. Idgit macrumors 6502

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    Contact VMWare and see if they have a beta release that works with Lion's FileVault 2 encryption.

    Alternatively, decrypt your FileVault and then enable an Open Firmware password. Use that until VMWare Fusion is updated.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352
     
  3. ProPedderKustom thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good thought. I've been all over the VMware website and I still can't find a way to call without paying money or even a way to send an email :confused:
     
  4. Idgit macrumors 6502

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    I normally post a question in the VMWare Fusion (Mac) forums. I usually get a response. You might have luck trying that.
     
  5. ProPedderKustom thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll give that a shot. Thank you.
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    An open firmware password is very easily bypassed making it not an option when compared to whole disk encryption.
     

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