newbie: no Install Bootcamp Option

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by randini, May 24, 2007.

  1. randini

    randini

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    I just bought Parallels and went to install it on my wife's iMac G5. She has XP on her machine with a Boot Camp partition and it runs fine. Read the forums here, downloaded a ScreenCastsOnline tutorial on installing and using Parallels, and also bought the eBook Taking Control of Windows on a Mac. What I read and also saw on the video is that during the process of installing a new virtual machine, I should see a window with Custom Installation options that give me four choices; Create a new disk image, Use an existing hard disk image, Use Boot Camp or Do not add any hard disk. I do NOT have the Use Bootcamp option on my screen. If I choose Do not add any hard disk, it will ask me later to specify a location for a new hard disk image, when I try to point it to the Boot Camp partition it tells me that "Please check if there is enough free space available on destination and you have proper access permissions." I checked the size of the partition and it has 30 gigs with 26 free. I do have another account on the machine so I logged into that one but without any luck. Anybody out there that can shed some light on the situation? The disk also came with something called Parallel Image Tools, if that helps.

    Thanks
    Randy
     
  2. Juggernart

    Juggernart

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    Do you have latest version/build of parallels?
    Seems you're running an old version.
     
  3. randini

    randini

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    I just bought it at CDW this week. I did download the software from Parallels site and it did match the images that I saw in the ebook and video. I uninstalled the retail version and installed the downloaded version. I was able to follow the tutorial all the way through til I hit the finish button. Then it just would not do anything. There is another thread with people who are getting hung up on the finish button too, so I have posted there and hopefully we will get this thing figured out. Meanwhile, my frustration grows.

    Thanks for responding
    Randy
     
  4. bassntreble

    bassntreble

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    boot camp on a G5 iMac? how did you get that to work? I thought intel based macs were required for boot camp?
     
  5. Purplish

    Purplish Kilo Poster

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    I recommend that you install the latest version from Parallels.com.
     

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