A kind of a FAQ (beta4)
The top questions we're usually getting asked in different support mailboxes is below. Please don't treat this FAQ as complete. I'll keep adding Q's and A's here
Q: Is it possible to boot the VM off the real partition (created by BootCamp)?
Q: Is it possible to convert third-party virtual machine HDD image to Parallels format?
Q: Is sound support available? I cant get Parallels play sound.
A: Yes. As a known issue - sound recording is not yet implemented.
Q: Can USB devices be bridged to the VM?
N: Not in this beta, but likely to be available in GA.
Q: Can I run Mac OS X as guest?
Q: Is fullscreen mode available?
A: Yes, with a small known issue - native Mac resolutions are not yet availabe. We'll fix it by GA.
Q: Is it possible to organize a dedicated network between host and VMs?
A: Yes. Host-only networking option is available since beta4. For more informaton please read this thread http://forum.parallels.com/thread726.html
Q: Is dual-monitor configuration supported? Can I export VM screen to one monitor and leave OS X running on another?
Q: Is 3D graphics supported by the VM?
A: No. Parallels Workstation virtualizes VGA and SVGA with VESA 3.0 support video card. This allows you to run any 2D graphic application inside guest OS. Applications requiring hardware support for 3D graphics (like modern games) will not work.
Q: Can firewire devices be bridged to the VM?
Q: Is it possible to drag-and-drop files between host and guest?
Q: So, how do I share files between my guest and host?
A: You can create a network share inside your VM and mount it in Finder. After that your files will be easily accessible both from host and from guest.
Q: Where can I find Image Tool? How do I increase the size of guest HDD?
A: Its not included in this Beta, will be included in GA.
Q: Is NAT possible to use with the VM?
A: Not yet. But since beta6 it is possible to use Mac's standard "Internet Sharing" feature to be able to NAT the guest OS. To make it working,
- Go to Parallels Workstation->Preferences->DHCP and set Scope end address equal to Scope start address (10.37.129.1 by default).
- Go to Apple->System Preferences->Internet & Network Sharing and share your network connection with Parallels virtual adapter (usually, en2).
- Set the VM network connection type to Host-only networking in the Network Adapter properties.
- Start the VM. It should obtain the IP address automatically.
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