Vmware fusion bites the dust

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by andy5000, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. andy5000 macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2006
    Ok so i have vmware fusion installed on my macbook pro.installed my free copy of windows xp professional i get from university,no problems for a few days.an error appears when trying to load it:

    Operation on file "volumes/LACIE/VMware/Windows XP Professional.vmdk" failed(argument list too long)

    so i reinstall everything,get a new activation key of my university, everything works fine for a few more days then the same problem occours.
    Oh and by the way its installed on a 250gb usb Lacie HD. i think i allocated 15gb to it and its not used that much.

    Any help would be nice
  2. IscariotJ macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2004
    Have you tried moving the VM to your local drive?
  3. andy5000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2006
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Try renaming your image to not contain spaces. For example, WindowsXPProfessional.vmdk

    Also, you can move it, but you need to modify the vmx file manually.
  5. andy5000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2006
    ok renaming just seems to break it even more.renamed it back and its still broken.

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