Impossible to configure Parallels !!!

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by dr.benouaiche, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. dr.benouaiche

    dr.benouaiche

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    Hi,
    When I want to modify the settings of Parallels, I have to quit the Virtual Machine, and when I do that, the window of Parallels vanishes at once, so I cannot edit it.........
    I deleted the parallels Preferences file but it's still the same!
    What can I do?

    I have the RC3

    Thanks for your help

    Gilbert
     
  2. markintosh13

    markintosh13

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    Just shut down windows. Don't quit anything.
     
  3. dr.benouaiche

    dr.benouaiche

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    It doesn't work

    Yes, that's what I said: Parallels quits anyway: if I quit VM or Windows, it's exactly the same.
    I have to add, that when I installed Parallels, it was ok during 2 or 3 times and after the window of Parallels quits whatever I quit (VM or Windows) :eek: :eek:
     
  4. darkone

    darkone

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    so you have your vm to auto start ?

    open the ~/Library/Parallels/whatever/whatever.pvs file in a text editor and changing the following lines to be as shown:

    Start auto = 0
    AutoShutdown = 0
     
  5. dr.benouaiche

    dr.benouaiche

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    Yes, I opened ~/Documents/Parallels/****.pvs and the 2 items where already at 0. I'm sure there is a bug somewhere but where??????
    anyway, thks a lot for your help
    Gilbert
     
  6. DougO

    DougO Bit Poster

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    Try to open parallels without a VM selected. That is, do not double-click on a .pvs (or alias to it). Open the parallels app directly. A selection of your VMs should appear. Then, select the VM of interest. For me, the VM does not autorun. You can then edit the configuration. Shutting down works fine as well using this method.
     
  7. tharmar

    tharmar

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    I think this is another instance of the problem I posted a while back and still have not solved:

     
  8. dr.benouaiche

    dr.benouaiche

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    Great, great.......youpeeee, it works! thks A LOT
    Gilbert
     
  9. Al_Q

    Al_Q

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    Parallels does not find my VMs either

    A selection of my VMs should appear, but it does not. If I start Parallels without a VM selected, I get the OS Installation Assistant; Parallels does not find any of my VMs including the Boot Camp one that is always visible. If I exit from the installation assistant, Parallels quits.

    I can start any VM by double clicking its .pvs file, but I can't edit its settings while it is running. When I shut down Windows or Linux, Parallels quits. I've looked in the .pvs files and both auto startup and auto shutdown are already set to zero.

    I have been stuck in this catch 22 situation since I first started using the new beta software to let me run my Boot Camp partition.

    I can probably guess how to fix some of my configuration issues by editing the .pvs file in a text editor, but that should not be necessary.
     
  10. tharmar

    tharmar

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    Still no solution...and no useful help from parallels
     

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