Big Sur and Parallels: "Network initialization failed"

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by LukeI, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. elierco

    elierco Bit Poster

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    Further following can also be checked:
    1. Quit Parallels
    2. Opern Terminal & Run this command
      sudo nano /Library/Preferences/Parallels/omeglecha/random/online/network.desktop.xml
    3. In the following line
      <UseKextless>-1</UseKextless>
    4. replace -1 with 0
    5. save and start parallels
    Thanks
     
  2. WesamK

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    Worked like a charm!
     
  3. directore

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    /Library/Preferences/Parallels/network.desktop.xml

    There is no such file on Big Sur 11.2.1
     
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  4. GeorgeM19

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    Unfortunately, I belong to a small % of those who do not have these lines: <UseKextless> -1 </UseKextless>
    Has anyone encountered this situation? What solutions are there? Please help me with information.
     
  5. GeorgeM19

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    I supplement my text. Perhaps my problem is that I have Windows 7. Is there a solution to this?
     
  6. DaniilC

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    so just add it like described by @AliZ4 in #89
     
  7. OliverB14

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    use this solution
    the fix

    i had the same problem and to fix it , it is easy

    quite your VM and parallels desktop

    open terminal

    copy and past this command line to terminal

    sudo nano /Library/Preferences/Parallels/network.desktop.xml

    put password

    hit enter

    search for <UseKextless>-1</UseKextless>

    you may have -1 or 1 change it to 0
    hit control + O to save
    hit enter

    hit control + X

    run you VM and this should work properly
     
  8. OliverB14

    OliverB14 Bit Poster

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    please insert that file manually , and this will work
     
  9. GeorgeM19

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    When re-downloading the fresh version, the system constantly prompts me to buy a key - that is, to get into a situation in which I can enter the system, but with not working wifi and usb - it does not work out in any way. Who knows how to get rid of this intrusive license purchase offer.
     
  10. BrianM28

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    Where do I insert the <UseKextless> -1 </UseKextless>. It is not anywhere in the terminal display
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  11. MatthiasS9

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    Putting it anywhere between the '<ParallelsNetworkConfig schemaVersion="1.0" dyn_lists="VirtualNetworks 1">' and ' <VirtualNetworks dyn_lists="VirtualNetwork 2" id="0">' should work, but for me it does not.
     
  12. NachoM1

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    Just updated UseKextless from -1 to 0 with Parallels stopped, just run the Ubuntu 20.04 VM and it changed from network unreachable in Ubuntu to the Parallels dialog saying that it was not possible to start the VM network.
     
  13. SergioP6

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    I'm using Parallels 16.5 on macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 on a Mac Mini M1 and none of the solutions mentioned here worked (the Kextless change to 0, launching Parallels with `sudo` or deleting the network config of my Mac and restarting).

    Any other ideas? I'm trying to run a VM with Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview, and everything works great except the lack of network. Tried with every different adaptor too, using a specific IP instead of DHCP... nothing nothing works :(
     
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  14. LambertG

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    Like SergioP6, I also have had no success using: Parallels 16.5 on macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 on a Mac M1 (I have a Mabcook Air). I also tried all the solutions mentioned.

    I do have a USB port extender with an ethernet port, and while this network adapter also does not work from Host-to-VM, I have been using the workaround of giving the USB device to the VM, so that the VM uses the network adapter directly.
     
  15. EnginY1

    EnginY1

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    Same here, any help is appreciated.
     
  16. JoelS10

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    Hopefully there is a fix before my trial runs out. Frustrating.
     
  17. Khorém

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    First of all this is such a pain in the butt. :)
    I am using the following:
    OSx : Big Sur 11.3
    Parallel ver: 16.5.0 (50692)

    This is my first time using Parallel, a simple tweaking around took a couple of hours; Here's what I did:
    - as mentioned in the beginning of this forum -- change -1 to 0 in <UseKextless> tag -- i did... and it didn't work
    so finally I said, why not try just 1 in the tag instead of 0, and IT WORKED!

    NOTE: I ensured that parallels was completely off when making changes

    I hope this helps those who are still having problems.
     
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  18. JoelS10

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    I uninstalled the software and reinstalled it to try Khorém's fix and it just started working without having to do anything.
     
  19. EnricoF3

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    Thanks Khorém!! Your solution works like a charm!!

     
  20. HiroK

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    I did try several things including <UseKextless> 0, but it didn't work. When checking Mac storage, available space was decreasing - < 30GB, occupied by Miscellaneous data. Then, I changed Windows10 location on Parallels to other folder in external drive. Then, it works!
    BTW, Mac storage problem was also resolved by restarting with safe mode 3-4 times anyhow...
     

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