Still unable to install XP
OK, here I am another one with the same problem.
I have read the posts and have followed the guidelines and still can not install my departmental WinXP SP2 CD. The CD is recognized by OS X but disappears when I start the VM; it seems content of the CD can not be accessed by the software, as nothing happenes in the VM window- no message of no bootable device, nothing. Also tried it with the image, conected the image but... nada.
Well, then I read CD/DVD drive has to be master drive (device setting 0:0, and harddisk 0:1), tried that... but nada.
Then, deinstalled parallels and re-installed (Build 1862 beta now; had 1892 and 1848)... all nada.
Then I thought the CD is not good, or the CD/DVD drive is faulty... but tried to install XP with boot camp and worked fine. As I do not want to use boot camp due to obvious reasons, I want to fix the problems with the parallels software.
Finally, I tried Knoppix and the installation is just fine.
So I am really really dissapointed with the software as in my hands it does not work.
A good hint is that the software might interfere with other software/components. Where can I get info what these might be? How can I check any interference?
We need to solve the problem.I bought the software and want to use it, not only with Knoppix!
Last edited: Sep 21, 2006