1. strathglass

    strathglass Junior Member

    I see a build 5626 of Rel. 3.0 but it doesn't seem to be announced.
    So I went looking to find release notes for any version and could find none!
    Anyone know
    #1 - where are the Parallels Desktop for Mac release notes kept on the web?
    #2 - ...should we be upgrading to 3.0 build 5626 (I have 5608)?

  2. tom27

    tom27 Member

    ...and the question is: Why does it NOT work???

    I have downloaded and installed it, but the only thing which does work is launching Parallels. As soon as I try to start a Windows XP VM, I get the beachball and that´s about it.

    Over the past years, I have been a Parallels supporter, but since the last builds, there are more problems than solutions - which is not really nice.

    Please advise how the latest build can be used. Thanks.

    kind regards
  3. tom27

    tom27 Member

    And even worse: After force-quitting Parallels, my Mac Pro completely crashed. Had to cold boot it again.

    The error report shows:

    Mon Nov 10 21:08:45 2008
    panic(cpu 3 caller 0x001A8CEC): Kernel trap at 0x6dc1d5cb, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x0000000d, CR3: 0x00e6b000, CR4: 0x00002660
    EAX: 0x00000001, EBX: 0x14e5db40, ECX: 0x0050d444, EDX: 0x00534da0
    CR2: 0x0000000d, EBP: 0x89937ee8, ESI: 0x00000003, EDI: 0x6d648000
    EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x6dc1d5cb, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00530010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace (CPU 3), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x89937ce8 : 0x12b0fa (0x459234 0x89937d1c 0x133243 0x0)
    0x89937d38 : 0x1a8cec (0x4627a0 0x6dc1d5cb 0xe 0x461f50)
    0x89937e18 : 0x19eed5 (0x89937e30 0x664ea000 0x89937ee8 0x6dc1d5cb)
    0x89937e28 : 0x6dc1d5cb (0xe 0x6dc20048 0x89930010 0x190010)
    0x89937ee8 : 0x6dc21cc5 (0x14e5db40 0x206 0x89937f18 0x6dc1ce27)
    0x89937f18 : 0x6dc1e828 (0xe2cb884 0x6dc2603c 0x6dc26058 0x2c)
    0x89937f48 : 0x6dc1c57f (0xe2cb884 0x6dc25690 0x6dc25670 0x28f)
    0x89937f78 : 0x6dc1c6f2 (0x11000000 0x0 0x0 0x86febf0)
    0x89937fc8 : 0x19eccc (0x0 0x0 0x1a20b5 0x9ca9048)
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.5.0: Wed Sep 3 11:29:43 PDT 2008; root:xnu-1228.7.58~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)
  4. strathglass

    strathglass Junior Member

    Well Tom, after your experience I certainly won't rush out and install this new version!!!
    Anyone care to let us know where the release notes are?
  5. tom27

    tom27 Member

    Hi Strathglas,

    after proceeding as described here "http://kb.parallels.com/en/4790" and rebooting my Mac Pro several times, I can now again access the VMs.

    So the installer obviously has "corrupted" something here which needed repair. For whatever reason...

    Maybe you can give it a try once you are careful? ;)

  6. strathglass

    strathglass Junior Member

    Since my installation of the earlier 5608 build is actually working fine, I think I will avoid the risk and not update at this time!
  7. wkharris

    wkharris Junior Member

    I have always found with Parallels updates, that unless i rebooted the upgrade would beachball my VM's - like 9 out of 10 times. What I never have understood is why they don't just enforce a reboot as part of the upgrade.
  8. edblanton

    edblanton Junior Member

    So far so good

    Just updated to 5626 from 5608 and as far as I can tell, no problems. So far, seamless. Not ready to completely believe it, but like I said above...so far, so good.
  9. Zhivago

    Zhivago Bit poster

    Can't Mount 3.0 build 5626 DMG

    Running OS X 10.5.5, got an update notice when starting Parallels Desktop (current version 5608) - selected option to download the update, 5626, and after the DMG downloaded (110.7 MB), selected the option to install the update but got this message:


    The following disk images failed to mount
    Image Reason
    Parallels-Desktop-5626-Mac-en-ND.dmg not recognized

    While trying to google a solution, I read a suggestion to download the update directly from the Parallels site, but I'm taken to the Parallels 4.0 download site by the 5626 link. If this is a lame-brain ploy to get me to buy the new version, I'll buy VMWare instead. What's the problem? Is 5626 real or a marketing tool?
  10. Brian67

    Brian67 Bit poster

    same issue here re:5626

    Update fails to mount. Running 5600 on 20' Imac. Current version of Parallels is now working fine after a week of video "jitters" and errors. Not sure I should upgrade. Can't find any alternative download sites as others have seemed to have had success with doing this. Why isn't there a page for 3.0 support and downloads?

  11. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels Forum Maven

  12. dzurn

    dzurn Bit poster


    But as the previous poster asked, why isn't there a page for version 3 support and downloads? All I can find is the 4.0 upgrade which is cruel since I'm still at 10.4.11
  13. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels Forum Maven

  14. Specimen

    Specimen Product Expert

    PDM4 is supposed to work on Tiger according to the requirements page.
  15. josch

    josch Bit poster

    no updates visible on webpage - :-(

    It is not good to "force" visitors and users to upgrade to a new release (4) by hiding any support for previous versions. This is not the way to keep them away from competitors. It works the other way round: If there is a clearly visible section for older updates people like me would appreciate that. Besides that it is true that updating parallels is a crashy thing...

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