VMWare Fusion Query

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by slogan12, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. slogan12 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys

    I'm looking for a bit of advice regards VMWare fusion. I'm running V1.1.3 and would like to share the virtual machine that I have created between the two user profiles I have on OS X 10.5.4

    Obviously this would negate the need for 2 separate virtual machines and twice the maintenance.

    Is there a way to do this?

    Many thanks
     
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  3. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    why not store the VM in a common directory of of root, like /VMWare, instead of /user/Documents/Virtual Machines

    That way when you open VMWare you can open /VMWare/virtmachinefilename.ext ..
     
  4. cmuench macrumors member

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    You can post it in /Users/Shared.

    However if one person has the VM open and on and then you do a fast user switching to the other user it won't work. Vmware fusion would have to be totally off when the other user goes to acccess it so that you don't run into any file locking problems.
     
  5. slogan12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys.

    I thought I could do that, however not sure there was an 'open' existing vmware fusion virtual machine in vmware fusion.

    Will check it when I get home tonight.

    thanks
     
  6. steveza macrumors 68000

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  7. slogan12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys

    Sorted it. Had a permissions issue with the VMWare file, but sorted that.

    Thanks again.
     

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