My Boot Camp is installed on separate drive but Fusion still uses Mac HD??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AdiosVista, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. AdiosVista macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I've installed Boot Camp on a completely separate to help keep it away from my Mac drive. When I installed Fusion, I told it to use the Boot Camp partition so when I install new programs or updates, I won't have to do it twice since Fusion and Boot Camp should be synced. That seems to be working but what I don't understand is when I install programs through Fusion, I can see that it is taking up space on my Mac hard drive and not the separate drive I've installed Boot Camp on. What gives? How come software installed in Fusion is still being placed on my mac hard drive, even though Fusion is sharing the Boot Camp partition which is on a different drive?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  3. AdiosVista thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if you mean the Fusion install or Boot Camp, but either way, I thought using the Boot Camp partition for my Fusion install would mean all Windows files would be taking up space on the separate hard drive, not my Mac HD. Right now the windows-dedicated drive has about 11GB on it, but as I said before, after installing new programs through Fusion, I can see my available Mac HD space decrease.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    well i have Fusion access my Boot Camp partition and the only space occupied by the virtual machine when running is 512 MB which is how much RAM i have allocated to it and is located in home/Library/Application Support/%2Fdev%2Fdisk0/Name of your VM.
     

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