P7 - New VM

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by stephenroberts, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. stephenroberts

    stephenroberts Bit Poster

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    When I go to create a new VM I can only seem to get to the Parallels New VM Wizard which has various options like "Buy Win 7" or "Migrate a VM", but there is no option for "Install Other" or even to customize the install options of the ones on the list.

    I have two problems:

    1 - When I go to "Install Lion Using the Recovery Partition" it tries to install it on my main drive which has very little free space. I have all my VMs set up on a second drive, but I can not see to tell the install wizard where to put the new VM.

    (I found the setting under preferences to change the default, but I want it to give me a chance to change on a per-VM-create :-/


    2 - I was experimenting with boot disks and creating simple OSes. In P6 I created a blank VM with a blank hard drive and would use that to "boot" my experimental boot disks, I can not figure out a way to create a blank VM in P7.
     
  2. paulgrav

    paulgrav

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    I have the same problem. Can't find anything helpful in the manual that explains how to create a custom VM.
     
  3. STim

    STim Super Moderator

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    1. Open New VM Wizard.
    2. Choose "Install Windows from DVD or other image file".
    3. On the next screen choose "Continue without disc" options in "Install from" drop-down.

    This will enable you to choose location of the VM on one of next screens and customize settings using "Customize settings before installation" checkbox.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011
  4. stephenroberts

    stephenroberts Bit Poster

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    That is the ticket! Not terribly clear, but that is what I was looking for.

    Thanks
     

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