vmware installation time?

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

  1. imac123 macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2008
    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 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    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.

  3. Trip.Tucker Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    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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