vmware installation time?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by imac123, May 16, 2008.

  1. imac123 macrumors regular

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    so I installed vmware fusion, and I selected my boot camp partition and hit "run" to prepare the virtual machine...

    how long does this typically take? it says it may take a few mins, but it has been like 20 mins =/

    if its not normal, should i force quit or would that mess it up?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    It may take awhile depending on how large your Boot Camp partition is. Using Force Quit will only require having to do everything over again. I don't know what the typical time is to create a VM from a Boot Camp partition but as I said above it depends on how large it is. Twenty minutes does seem like a bit long though. You might get a better answer by visiting the VMWare Fusion forum and asking there.

    Regards.
     
  3. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Mar 13, 2008
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    Create a VM from BootCamp? You don't create a VM from BootCamp unless I'm missing something here, Fusion creates the config file which defines the BootCamp option but that should take mere seconds. Mine too maybe 3 seconds to define and my Windows partition is 80GB.
     

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