Installing vmware fusion

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  1. gmh1004 macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded vmware fusion 2.0 today and I can't get it to install. I usually just drag a new application from my download folder to my applications folder but that doesn't work.

    The instructions say "Click the Download link and follow the subsequent links for an Electronic Download Distribution. Click the download link and save the
    application to your Mac. The VMware Fusion disk image is saved to your
    default download directory: VMware-Fusion-<2.x.x>-<xxxxx>.dmg,
    where <2.x.x> is the application version and <xxxxx> is the build
    number for the download release."

    I mainly use my mac for a few specific things and am not very savvy about the OS.

    Can someone please help? Really specific instructions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You have to mount the image, then click Install ... you cannot drag it to Applications
     
  3. gmh1004 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok

    Forgive me for asking such a basic question, but how do you mount it?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Just double click on the image file, it will appear on your desktop. If it is already there, it is already mounted - just open and double click install
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    So you have VMware-Fusion-2.0.0-116369.dmg?

    Mount by double clicking that file, then double clicking the "Install VMware Fusion" yellow box and follow the instructions.
     
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  7. gmh1004 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm feeling pretty dumb here, but I don't know what you mean by the image file.

    I have it downloaded in my download folder. When I click on it I get a list of folders, none of which have a .dmg extention. I did drag the folder from my download folder to the desktop, but when I double click it I just get the same group of folders. Maybe if I knew where to find the image file.....

    Just act like we're in first grade....ok...kindergarten. Step 1... step 2.... Maybe you could start with the download folder in Safari.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No problem.

    Double click the dmg file in the downloads folder ... A quick progress bar should appear, then a folder should open. It will look like the picture below. Double click install.
     

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  9. gmh1004 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't see an image like that. Below is a copy of the files in the vmware download folder which I have now dragged to my desktop.


    stats32-1
    Ubuntu-7.10-32bit-Snapshot1.vmsn
    Ubuntu-7.10-32bit-000001.vmdk
    Ubuntu-7.10-32bit.nvram
    Ubuntu-7.10-32bit.vmsd
    Ubuntu-7.10-32bit.vmx
    Ubuntu-7.10-32bit.vmdk
    Ubuntu-7.10-32bit.vmx.lck
    Ubuntu-7.10-32bit-Snapshot1.vmem
    vmware-0.log
    Ubuntu-7.10-32bit.vmxf
    vmware-1.log
    vmware-2.log
    vmware-stats.log
    vmware.log
     
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  11. gmh1004 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, I will. It will take me 2 1/2 hours even with a cable connection. Is that normal? I'm running an iMac 2.8 GHz with 4 mb ram.

    I'll get started.
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, it sounds like you are trying to download a virtual machine instead of Fusion itself.

    Go here for the program
     
  13. gmh1004 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think you're right. I've started downloading the right one now...I hope. I'll let you know.

    Thanks very much for your patience and help.
     
  14. gmh1004 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've got it now. Getting ready to install windows xp pro. Cross your fingers.

    Again, thanks for your help.
     

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