Parallels Desktop 6 & Mac OS X Lion...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SpitUK, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. SpitUK macrumors 6502

    SpitUK

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    #1
    Thought I would start a thread as it is important to a lot of people.

    Anyone got it working? Parallels support says its working fine:

    http://kb.parallels.com/en/111463

    Mine does not. It loads but I can only see it when I swipe between desktops, weird.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    It seems to be working ok for me. Is there some particular test you'd like me to do?

    Oh, and there seems to be an update for the tools. You might need to upgrade those, if you haven't already.
     
  3. SpitUK thread starter macrumors 6502

    SpitUK

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    Fixed it :) somewhere in the Lion upgrade process Parallels set the Options > Assign to: to None.

    I set it to this desktop and all is well.
     
  4. JasonHB macrumors regular

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    I am having an issue with Parallels 6 on my MBP after the Lion upgrade.

    It won't run at all, it starts off ok and then I get a message on the screen for a split second but it disappears too quick and then Parallels closes on me.

    I am running the very latest build of Parallels.

    I have no idea what to do now.

    Can anyone help at all please?

    Jason
     
  5. JasonHB macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have managed to get a look at the dialog box that appears before Parallels closes and it is as follows:-

    The Boot Camp partition "/dev/disk0s3" used by Hard Disk 1 is not supported.

    Please open the virtual machine configuration and select a supported Boot Camp partition in the Hard Disk 1 settings.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Jason
     
  6. KapitanIksrog macrumors regular

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    Same error here after Lion install. I can boot directly into the partition without an issue but I cannot use Parallels. I am getting the exact same message. I checked in terminal and it is showing my Bootcamp partition as disk04s. Guessing that's the issue but don't know how to fix.

    edit: well crap. I'm running Parallels 5 and its not supported. http://kb.parallels.com/111578
     
  7. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502

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    Two problems...both solved.
    1. Driver was not supported. DL a script launcher from googling (Parallels Desktop Launcher)...this will be my Windows 7 Parallels Launcher from now on..it is docked.

    2. No Network. Chose alternate network (Network 2) within Windows7 Network Sharing Center.

    Posting from Windows 7 now.
     
  8. kodro13 macrumors newbie

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    Hi. There seems to be a problem with the BIOS once I installed Lion on my MBP. Can you please be more specific with the steps you followed to correct your problem? Maybe this will help me as well.
    Thanks!
     
  9. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

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    I had issues launching Parallels yesterday also.
    I fixed it by launching Parallels and before starting windows I
    clicked on the check for updates. There was a large update that
    I downloaded and installed. All works fine now. Might help someone
    else out there. Make sure to use the check for updates within the
    program.
     
  10. Tiberion macrumors newbie

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    PD6 build 12094 supports Lion

    If you have used Parallels in Spaces you could face the problem with "invisible" Virtual Machine window. It is addressed in http://kb.parallels.com/en/111682

    Those who upgrade from PD5 or earlier versions could have problem with Boot Camp VM. Take a look at this article http://kb.parallels.com/en/111629 for solution
     

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