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    Quote Originally Posted by MatGailes View Post
    Here's something I worked out earlier for Parallels 8 Desktop.

    ......


    So, Parallels 8 doesn't run natively under Mavericks, as it doesn't seem to be able to load the kernel extensions.

    Load them manually via kextutil:

    Terminal - go to Applications/Parallels Desktop/Contents/Library/Extensions/10.6

    sudo kextutil prl_hypervisor.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_vnic.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_hid_hook.kext/
    sudo kextutil -d ./prl_hypervisor.kext prl_netbridge.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_usb_connect.kext

    Then start Parallels Desktop, and your guests should start up again.

    You may need to re-set networking within the guest.

    Not sure how stable this is going to be, but appears to be working at the moment.

    Have fun now,
    Mat
    Here is an important instruction to re-enable Parallels networking services:

    File > Preferences > Network > Select an Adapter and Edit > Restore Defaults

    Found elsewhere on these forums. Along with your helpful insights, I'm back in business!

    Regards,

    Dr Sly



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    Hi folks,

    Apple has released Mac OS X Maverick 10.9 Developer Preview on June 10 and Parallels Team is currently testing its compatibility with Parallels Desktop for Mac.
    We do not recommend to use any of the suggested "hacks" to get it to work and suggest to hold on till you hear more news from us.
    Stay tuned – we will update this forum thread as soon as we have some news!
    Thanks,
    Andrew

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    Hi everyone,

    Please use the script at http://kb.parallels.com/116259 to start Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 Developers Preview!
    Thanks,
    Andrew

    Follow Parallels Support on Twitter: @ParallelsCares



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    Although this gets Parallels started (even 7, once the path is corrected) I'm having odd mouse/keyboard issues. Mouse clicks seem to work about 1/10th of the time, and keyboard input doesn't work at all.

    I can't reinstall the parallels tools because I can't even login to the VM (be it Ubuntu, or Windows, or whatever).

    Is this only happening on 7? I'm quite reluctant to upgrade to 8 now in case 9 is released in a couple of weeks and I'm left behind again..



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    Default You. Are. Awesome.

    This worked for me. Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by MatGailes View Post
    Here's something I worked out earlier for Parallels 8 Desktop.

    ......


    So, Parallels 8 doesn't run natively under Mavericks, as it doesn't seem to be able to load the kernel extensions.

    Load them manually via kextutil:

    Terminal - go to Applications/Parallels Desktop/Contents/Library/Extensions/10.6

    sudo kextutil prl_hypervisor.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_vnic.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_hid_hook.kext/
    sudo kextutil -d ./prl_hypervisor.kext prl_netbridge.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_usb_connect.kext

    Then start Parallels Desktop, and your guests should start up again.

    You may need to re-set networking within the guest.

    Not sure how stable this is going to be, but appears to be working at the moment.

    Have fun now,
    Mat



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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesium View Post
    Although this gets Parallels started (even 7, once the path is corrected) I'm having odd mouse/keyboard issues. Mouse clicks seem to work about 1/10th of the time, and keyboard input doesn't work at all.

    I can't reinstall the parallels tools because I can't even login to the VM (be it Ubuntu, or Windows, or whatever).

    Is this only happening on 7? I'm quite reluctant to upgrade to 8 now in case 9 is released in a couple of weeks and I'm left behind again..
    Hello Caesium,

    I followed the instructions from Matt, and I made Parallels Desktop 8 work on Mavericks beta 1. I have no performance problems running either a Windows 7 virtual machine, nor my Windows 8 Boot Camp as a vm either.

    I don't know if hardware resources might impact this, since I have an insane amount of CPU and RAM (I have the top-end rMBP, so...)

    Cheers,

    Sylvain



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    Quote Originally Posted by MatGailes View Post
    Here's something I worked out earlier for Parallels 8 Desktop.

    ......


    So, Parallels 8 doesn't run natively under Mavericks, as it doesn't seem to be able to load the kernel extensions.

    Load them manually via kextutil:

    Terminal - go to Applications/Parallels Desktop/Contents/Library/Extensions/10.6

    sudo kextutil prl_hypervisor.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_vnic.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_hid_hook.kext/
    sudo kextutil -d ./prl_hypervisor.kext prl_netbridge.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_usb_connect.kext

    Then start Parallels Desktop, and your guests should start up again.

    You may need to re-set networking within the guest.

    Not sure how stable this is going to be, but appears to be working at the moment.

    Have fun now,
    Mat
    Pls help me how to do this.i am using parallels 8
    I found in finder "Applications/Parallels Desktop/Contents/Library/Extensions/10.6" ? then what to do?
    Pls advice me i am newbie here.....I do not understand these steps...

    "Load them manually via kextutil:
    Terminal - go to Applications/Parallels Desktop/Contents/Library/Extensions/10.6

    sudo kextutil prl_hypervisor.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_vnic.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_hid_hook.kext/
    sudo kextutil -d ./prl_hypervisor.kext prl_netbridge.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_usb_connect.kext
    "
    thanks for help



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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@Parallels View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Please use the script at http://kb.parallels.com/116259 to start Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 Developers Preview!

    Still doesn't work for me.

    The PVM begin starting, show the usual screen with mem info, etc... and then stopping the VM.



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    Thanks to the advice on this thread I've now managed to get PD7 to run with 10.9. I tried using the PD8 script, but changing the path. While this allowed the VM's to start, I experienced the erratic mouse/keyboard behaviour as pointed out in an earlier post.

    The script I'm using is :

    #!/bin/sh

    ExtensionsPath="/Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/Kexts/10.6/"
    cd "$ExtensionsPath"

    sudo kextutil prl_hypervisor.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_vnic.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_hid_hook.kext/
    sudo kextutil -d ./prl_hypervisor.kext prl_netbridge.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_usb_connect.kext

    open /Applications/Parallels\ Desktop.app

    I've had to reset the network settings in PD7 preferences, but all seems well. It doesn't appear to persist on restarts, but I rarely restart my MBP so it's not that much of an issue. I can certainly wait until an official fix is released.

    I hope that PD7 will be updated to support 10.9, I will be very disappointed if Parallels leave out PD7 users, it's not like the version is that old.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SylvainP View Post
    Hello Caesium,

    I followed the instructions from Matt, and I made Parallels Desktop 8 work on Mavericks beta 1. I have no performance problems running either a Windows 7 virtual machine, nor my Windows 8 Boot Camp as a vm either.

    I don't know if hardware resources might impact this, since I have an insane amount of CPU and RAM (I have the top-end rMBP, so...)

    Cheers,

    Sylvain
    I'm still having problems, I can start the VM with the script, but I don't get a display. I can see in the Parallels icon shows that the VM is started, but i tried coherence, modality, and full screen. can't get a display.

    I'm using 2 external monitors (One via MiniDP and the other via HDMI--> DVI) + the internal retina but nothing shows on any of them.


    EDIT:
    I went to the Window drop down menu and Zoom and it opened up.
    Last edited by Wojda,J; Jun 12, 2013 at 08:50 AM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MatJones View Post
    While this allowed the VM's to start, I experienced the erratic mouse/keyboard behaviour as pointed out in an earlier post.
    Did you manage to get this mouse/keyboard behaviour resolved Mat? I don't see anything in the post to indicate that - the script you're using looks pretty similar to the ones already posted, maybe just with the kexts in a different order?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesium View Post
    Did you manage to get this mouse/keyboard behaviour resolved Mat? I don't see anything in the post to indicate that - the script you're using looks pretty similar to the ones already posted, maybe just with the kexts in a different order?
    Yes, I restarted my MBP to make sure nothing existing was loaded. I then used the script as in my last post to launch PD7 and it's been happy since.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MatJones View Post
    Thanks to the advice on this thread I've now managed to get PD7 to run with 10.9. I tried using the PD8 script, but changing the path. While this allowed the VM's to start, I experienced the erratic mouse/keyboard behaviour as pointed out in an earlier post.

    The script I'm using is :

    #!/bin/sh

    ExtensionsPath="/Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/Kexts/10.6/"
    cd "$ExtensionsPath"

    sudo kextutil prl_hypervisor.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_vnic.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_hid_hook.kext/
    sudo kextutil -d ./prl_hypervisor.kext prl_netbridge.kext/
    sudo kextutil prl_usb_connect.kext

    open /Applications/Parallels\ Desktop.app

    I've had to reset the network settings in PD7 preferences, but all seems well. It doesn't appear to persist on restarts, but I rarely restart my MBP so it's not that much of an issue. I can certainly wait until an official fix is released.

    I hope that PD7 will be updated to support 10.9, I will be very disappointed if Parallels leave out PD7 users, it's not like the version is that old.

    MatJones, "thank you." This does allow P7 to open under 10.9, BUT, and this is a big one, my keyboard will not connect. So I can not type to logon to Windows. The Keyboard menu does work to issue ctrl-alt-del and my mouse works but not the keyboard.

    Anyone got a clue?

    Thank you.



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    I have set to 64mb of video and 4gb, load the dmg file, and it says press start in OS Mavericks screen. I press start and it shows black screen with words (like 4 gig, etc) and then goes back to the same screen. Wont install basically.

    Ideas?
    Last edited by Wolf_Racer; Jun 12, 2013 at 06:16 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael66 View Post
    MatJones, "thank you." This does allow P7 to open under 10.9, BUT, and this is a big one, my keyboard will not connect. So I can not type to logon to Windows. The Keyboard menu does work to issue ctrl-alt-del and my mouse works but not the keyboard.

    Anyone got a clue?

    Thank you.
    Try reinstalling the integration tools in the VM. You don't need KB access to the VM to install them. The option is the Virtual Machine Menu. The reboot is automatic after 2 minutes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MatJones View Post
    Try reinstalling the integration tools in the VM. You don't need KB access to the VM to install them. The option is the Virtual Machine Menu. The reboot is automatic after 2 minutes.
    Thanks for the reply.

    However, I can not reinstall the tools without being logged into the Windows. The menu item is there and I can selected it and the dialog box comes up and i can click yes, but the VM never reboots or comes back and of course I can type NOTHING as the keyboard input is disabled.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael66 View Post
    However, I can not reinstall the tools without being logged into the Windows. The menu item is there and I can selected it and the dialog box comes up and i can click yes, but the VM never reboots or comes back and of course I can type NOTHING as the keyboard input is disabled.
    You can use the virtual keyboard to enter your password (lower left corner). but reinstalling the tools didn't work for me :( (PD7 & windows 7)



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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinU View Post
    You can use the virtual keyboard to enter your password (lower left corner). but reinstalling the tools didn't work for me :( (PD7 & windows 7)
    The only way I could overcome the problem was to install PD8. Then run the startPD script and all was good again. Never could get PD7 to let me login.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael66 View Post
    The only way I could overcome the problem was to install PD8. Then run the startPD script and all was good again. Never could get PD7 to let me login.
    With the virtual keyboard i can login and use windows. but my macbook keyboard won't work. there is also a problem with the clipboard between mac and parallels. i hope the problems are resolved till osx 10.9 final.



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    Yeah!!! I worked it out. In order to use the Mac keyboard/mouse, access for assistive devices has to be enabled. In Mavericks the location of this option was moved. Now you can find it under:
    System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy Tab > Accessibility section
    There you can enable the option for each app. Everything just works fine! :)


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