Parallels Vista problem

slackersonly

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I downloaded RC1
I used Disk Utility to burn a disc
Created a new VM (i already have a VM for xp)
I click on the play button
Vista starts to load
I enter my verification code
Error Message "Setup failed to open the Windows image file"

Does anyone have a solution or workaround??
 

steve_hill4

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Yeah, I'd suggest downloading Parallels RC2 and trying again. If you're still having problems, remember this is only experimental support. Feedback any findings to Parallels to help development.
 

slackersonly

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I downloaded and ran the Parallels update RC2 from Parallels for Mac page prior to doing what I listed above.

My next step is to download vista RC1 again to see if I just had a corrupted version/file.

I would appreciate any other ideas.
 

Malcster

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Couple of things to try,

Try pointing parallels at a Vista RC1 iso image instead of actually burning it to a disk, people seem to have had much more success using the iso image.

Make sure the RAM available to the VM for vista is atleast 512 Meg, add more if you have it available.

See this thread if you havent already..

http://forum.parallels.com/thread4451.html
 

slackersonly

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Malcster said:
Couple of things to try,

Try pointing parallels at a Vista RC1 iso image instead of actually burning it to a disk, people seem to have had much more success using the iso image.

Make sure the RAM available to the VM for vista is atleast 512 Meg, add more if you have it available.

See this thread if you havent already..

http://forum.parallels.com/thread4451.html

Thanks for the link. Interesting that it mentions restarting after updating Parallels. I didnt do that as it wasnt presented as required or even an option. If that solves my problem, I will just have to laugh. :p