NTFS not working in Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by upaymeifixit, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2009
    It's been a while since I've tried to figure this out, mainly because I've given up on in, but I'll give it one more try.

    So here's the problem, I have a separate account just for Parallels. I also have a NTFS Boot Camp Partition. I have MacFUSE AND NTFS-3G installed. So when I try to create a Windows Virtual Machine it gets past the first loading screen (only after installing NTFS-3G) but can't get past the startup process.

    It seems like MacFUSE is not working correctly, because before I installed NTFS-3G, I could not write to the NTFS Disc.

    If you don't have an answer to that maybe you know of a way to change the format from NTFS to FAT32 (It's only a 15GB partition) without actually having to reformat (or erase).

    Would it help at all if I have you guys the errors? Let me know. Thanks.
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    I'm not sure what you're talking about. You don't need a separate NTFS partition for a Windows XP virtual machine to run (in an "NTFS" environment). If I understand what you're saying, I think you're over thinking this. A Windows XP VM can be installed on your Mac OS X Journaled partition and it will also be an NTFS environment.
  3. upaymeifixit thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2009
    Sorry, I left out one detail.

    I forgot to say I am trying to create this Virtual Machine from my Boot Camp Partition (NTFS).

    The errors I get are:

    You need to manually continue the configuration process.

    Unable to connect Hard Disk 1.

    Unable to connect CD/DVD-ROM 1.
    And then the Parallels BIOS says: (With more un-important info above)
  4. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    I'm honestly not sure what you're doing, maybe someone else here is, but you're probably just doing something I have not considered before. Are you trying to make a VM out of a Boot Camp partition (via transporter or something)?

    Are you booting into Windows and using Parallels Desktop for Windows?

    If I recall there were problems with Parallels and Mac Fuse... Not sure why you need to use that since they provide their own drivers anyway. Can you disable NTFS-3G while attempting this? It may not be cleanly unmounting the drive (because NTFS-3G is holding onto it...). Maybe try unmounting the drive it wants access to from Disk Utility.

    Again, I'm just grabbing at straws here because it seems you've explained this pretty poorly. If you reply, please give us a clearer picture of what your setup is like, and what you are wanting to do with it. (Include things like volume names and such so when you retell the story, we can understand what you are talking about)

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