Made boot camp partition bigger, now VMware fusion doesn't work

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  1. thesmoth macrumors 6502

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    It says that the drive has changed and I have to unmount and then remount it, but i don't really know how to do that and it doesn't seem to work
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    This is kinda a nasty process but this is what I had to do to make it work

    You have to go to this path and delete a folder...

    /Users/<your user name>/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines/Boot Camp

    Delete that Boot Camp folder... that is the trick to getting Fusion to read your new partition

    Once you delete that folder... boot into Boot Camp natively... then boot back to OSX... and then run Fusion

    It will initialize your Boot Camp partition and read it now

    Let me know if that works! ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Worked for me. I just tested it by causing the issue (resized partition) and following your steps. Nice tip.
     
  4. oregon2 macrumors regular

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    how do you resize the partition? I've been wanting to do this because I made my windows partition way too small...
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I believe that some have used a 3rd party utility with some success, however, the standard recommended way is to use WinClone (free) to clone your Windows partition, then use Boot Camp Assistant to delete the partition and then run BC Assistant again to create a larger partition and restore your clone to it.

    Recap:

    1. Clone your existing partition using WinClone
    2. Delete your existing partition with BC Assistant
    3. Create a larger partition with BC Assistant
    4. Restore your clone

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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