MaFUSE, Bootcamp and FAT32 USB 2.0 drives...

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by istranger, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. istranger

    istranger

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    I have ben able to consistently replicate a problem with Parallels 3.0, Bootcamp 1.2 and the presence of MacFUSE and an external USB 2.0 FAT 32 disk.

    Problem 1 - if OSX is using MacFUSE to mount NTFS partitions (Vista on Bootcamp) Parallels performance slows to a crawl. I have tried un-installing MacFUSE several times, I've even gone as far as wiping the OSX partition and re-installing the OS from scratch - the result is always the same - if MacFUSE is present Parallels performance slows to a crawl.

    Problem 2 - my external USB FAT32 disk has to be "not plugged into the USB port" in order for Parallels to boot my Vista Bootcamp partition - otherwise I get an error stating that Parallels found more than one partition and that my bootcamp configuration is "non-standard". If I un-plug (unmounting it is not enough) the USB 2.0 disk then Parallels starts fine. I can then plug in the USB disk, give access to it to Parallels and everything works fine.

    I'm curious if anyone else has run into this...


    Walter
    p.s. Problem 2 was present with Parallels 2.x as well - it does NOT occour if I have Windows XP on my Bootcamp partition - just with Vista...
     
  2. wesley

    wesley

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    Just FYI, Parallels 3.0 installs MacFUSE 0.3.0 silently. It's not that MacFUSE itself is the problem, but NTFS-3G driver might not be getting along with Parallels so well. Then there's the problem of the old versions of NTFS-3G driver having horrible performance bottleneck... what version are you using?
     
  3. non-troppo

    non-troppo

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    What exactly is MacFUSE being used for, and can we utilise it outside of Parallels or would that require another copy of MacFUSE installed (which is already at 0.4 IINM)
     

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