Need help with parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sabre364, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. sabre364 macrumors member

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    Jun 23, 2008
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    So In the past I have been using vmware but with some mouse freezing issues i've been looking for an alternative. I'm trying parallels, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to set up the virtual machine?

    I can't seem to find the vmx vmware config file so I'm just letting it select my boot camp partition (vista already installed) to use...but it sets it up, and then when i try to start up the machine I get this error.


    "Unable to connect Hard Disk 1.

    A file or device required for the operation of Hard Disk 1 does not exist or is used by another process, or you have no permission to access it. The virtual machine will continue running, but the device will be disconnected."

    I don't know how to proceed, please help.


    EDIT: I found this suggestion (below) online, and while trying to find the config file (couldn't find it) I just double clicked on the vmname.pvm and it mounted it or something and started up. I'll keep it updated if there are any problems.


    "Found the problem.

    -Edit /Users/<user>/Documents/Parallels/<VM Name>.pvm/config.pvs
    -In the <hdd> section, find <SystemName>
    -Change "/dev/disk0" or a similar value to the full path of the disk image in the same directory. In my case it was "/Users/<USER>/Documents/Parallels/My Boot Camp.pvm/Hitachi HTS############.hdd"
    -Restart the VM"
     
  2. Kelly Craig macrumors member

    Kelly Craig

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    #2
    Mouse Freeze?
    Using windows 7>?

    I love VMWare and will stand by the statement that VMWare kicks Parallels out the door hands down....
     
  3. free2readme macrumors newbie

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    Aug 29, 2013
    #3
    This solution did not help me at all. I still get the same message. Unable to find disk 1.
    Is there any other way?

    I am using Mac OS X Snow LEopard and Parallels Desktop 7 for mac.

    My name for Virtual machine is Windows 7U2 and the hdd file name was Windows 7U2-0.hdd
    I dont know why the zero. Anyway, I changed the name into the disk name (external disk) WD Ext HDD 1021 Media.hdd as its named in Disk Utility.
    Didnt work.:(
     

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