Double bootcamp disks seen??

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by jefferis, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. jefferis

    jefferis Bit Poster

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    On startup, the virtual machine does not remember the which drive is my bootcamp drive I have set. For some reason, it sees 2 drives: a 128 partition (disk2) and another 438meg partition (disk3). I believe the latter is the virtual drive and the 128 is the actual bootcamp drive. Anyway, I've set it to the 438 meg but every time i restart parallels it says it is unable to figure disk2s, etc. and it is pointed to the 128 meg drive. In other words, it forgets I have assigned the virtural startup disk to the larger partition.

    So I switch in config to the larger drive (disk 3) and boot up. (I'm running Win 7). It will start, but after shutting down windows, I go back into config and it only sees the one disk (3) at 128mgs, bootcamp drive.

    The only other items on the drop down menu are a windows hdd drive Image file for my old XP installation.

    What is going on and how do I force Parallels 5 to remember the valid drive between restarts?
     
  2. jefferis

    jefferis Bit Poster

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    This appears to happen to me only after a reboot of my Mac. I see the error now as The Boot Camp partition "/dev/disk3s3" used by Hard Disk 1 is not supported.
    Please open the virtual machine configuration and select a supported Boot Camp partition in the Hard Disk 1 settings.
    The disk 1 is a 128gig bootcamp drive. Disk 3 says it is a 12 gig drive. I switch from disk 1 to disk 3 and back to disk 1 in the config area, and disk 1 boots up as expected. I've checked with diskUtil and there is only 1 Windows drive on my system. I don't know why it is seeing 2 disks.
     

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