Setting up Boot Camp HD in Parallels 4 question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bsheridan, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. bsheridan macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    Can anyone guide me with the step shown below for setting up an existing boot camp partition in parallels 4 (build 4.0.3810) for Windows 7?
    I'm unsure as to what the 'positions' mean so don't want to click one naively.

    Installation process so far:
    1. New Virtual Machine...
    2. Skip Detection
    3. Version: Windows 7 (experimental)
    4. Virtual Machine Type: Custom
    5. 1CPU, 1024mb RAM
    6. Hard Disk Options: Boot Camp partition
    then I see the screen below.

    I'm doing this on an internal HD which has a Mac 10.5.6 partition and a Windows 7 partition created through Boot Camp.


    Attached Files:

  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
  3. bsheridan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    Thanks for the reply. Could you briefly explain what each position means?
    I don't feel comfortable yet to select one without knowing the consequences.Don't want to potentially mess up my files, I'll make new backups with SuperDuper and Winclone.

  4. Agurri macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2005
    Québec, Canada
    Well, since you are on a Macbook... your Bootcamp partition is located on the same HDD as your startup disk. That's why it's located on 0:0. I think you would need to use another position if you were using a Mac Pro, with your Windows installed, you guessed, on another HDD.

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