Parallels 3 build 5600 and MacFuse version

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Specimen, May 11, 2008.

  1. Specimen

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    When I had Parallels 3 build 5584 I installed the latest version of MacFuse (1.5.1), recently I upgraded Parallels to build 5600, I noticied that in the package contents it comes with MacFuse 1.3.1 (I assume it's because 1.5.1 hasn't been sufficiently tested, since it has only been out for less than two weeks).

    When I upgraded Parallels it downgraded just my fuse.fs file, none of the other files MacFuse installs where touched, I then proceeded to reinstall MacFuse 1.5.1, and it's been working fine.

    My question to the Parallels Team is, is MacFuse 1.5.1 unrecommended with build 5600 (or is it just not sufficiently tested)? Should I downgrade my MacFuse installation to the one build 5600 comes with? I know you can't recommend something that you haven't tested sufficiently, what I want to know is if there are strong reasons, known issues that should make me downgrade MacFuse.

    By the way, thank you for releasing the new 5600 build that targets XP SP3 and Vista SP1, I criticized you for not releasing a build that would address these SPs before their public release, but now that you made the effort and release it I have to thank you. :)
     
  2. Specimen

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    *bump*

    Seriously, can anyone on the Parallels team shed some light on this?
     
  3. Specimen

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    *bump*

    *sigh*
     
  4. Specimen

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    *bump*

    (I still have hope :) )
     
  5. John@Parallels

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    Please continue using current installation of MacFuse, I will clarify it with developers
     
  6. charles.rich

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    Build 5608 and MacFuse 1.7.1 ???

    I am not sure this is a MacFUSE problem, but installation of MacFUSE is one of the things between the time things work and when they did not. I am stuck in the following situation:

    (1) Boot Camp runs fine and I can read/write the Windows disk from Finder

    (2) Trying to start WIN XP via Parallels gives me a startup error from Windows:

    ... Could not read from the selected boot disk ...

    I wonder if the problem now is that I installed MacFuse and ntfs-3g (as part of getting around another problem). Here's the mount line:

    /dev/disk0s3 on /Volumes/WIN XP (fusefs, local, synchronous)

    Other email by John@Parallels suggests that I should simply reinstall Parallels????

    My problem is that I purchased Parallels by download and don't have the dmg file any more with the uninstaller program (may I suggest in the future that it be included with the many *other* utilities in the Parallels application folder !?), and I am not sure how I download another copy of the same version to reinstall.

    Advice appreciated, -CR
     
  7. John@Parallels

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  8. charles.rich

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    Could not read from selected boot disk

    Hi John, Thanks for the dmg--I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it twice (the second time, I first uinstalled NTFS-3G), but I keep getting the same failed startup message from Windows (see Subject line).

    Btw, here's my Windoze boot.ini file:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=1
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /kernel=ntkopvs_.exe /hal=halopvs_.dll
     
  9. John@Parallels

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    Perform this steps:
    Configuration Editor -Hard Disk 1-Advanced -Clear.
    Also you can try to delete Boot Cam VM, and Parallels Desktop will create one
     
  10. charles.rich

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    Thanks, I had already tried clearing the Windows side and then tried creating a totally new VM. Still getting the same error.

    Btw, just before the Parallels window "twists to its backside", I catch "booting from hard drive..." message, which is then hidden. I don't remember it doing this before in normal operation, but maybe it just went by too quickly.

    Also, at earlier points the boot.ini file had an entry for the Parallels config, e.g.,

    [boot loader]
    timeout=1
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Parallels configuration" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /kernel=ntkopvs_.exe /hal=halopvs_.dll


    Does Parallels continually re-write this boot.ini file? Is the problem that it cannot do that now b/c the MacFUSE drivers are messed up? (I didn't uninstall MacFUSE core---I assume that new install of Parallels would overwrite drivers...).

    Anyways, if I reinstall NTFS-3G, I can write a new boot.ini file consistent with current mounts:

    /dev/disk3s2 on /Volumes/Parallels Desktop (hfs, local, nodev, nosuid, read-only, noowners, quarantine, mounted by rich)
    /dev/disk0s3 on /Volumes/WIN XP (ntfs, local, read-only, noowners)

    Hmmm...shouldn't WIN XP be 'fusefs" instead of "ntsf" ???

    Also, would correct boot.ini line in this case be

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(3)partition(2)

    or

    multi(0)disk(3)rdisk(0)partition(2)

    ?

    Sorry this is getting so complicated (I wouldn't be looking for help otherwise :).

    -CR
     
  11. John@Parallels

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    This is very strange
    /dev/disk3s2 on /Volumes/Parallels Desktop (hfs, local, nodev, nosuid, read-only, noowners, quarantine, mounted by rich)

    Ntfs-3g - is messing something
    Please provide me output from
    diskutil list
     
  12. charles.rich

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    That's just the volume expanded from Parallels-Desktop-5608-Mac-en.dmg ....

    Sorry, it was confusing of me to include it in what I sent you.

    So what is the boot.ini *supposed* to look like?

    -CR
     
  13. charles.rich

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    P.S. If you still want output from diskutil, I am not sure what you mean by a "list"? I cannot find any suitable command, other than making a screenshot, but it's not very informative??

    Thanks again for your continued help.

    -CR
     
  14. John@Parallels

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    Let us clarify
    Parallels adds this files and registry only for Boot Camp, when it boots from Mac OS side, therefore I asked to use Clear
    just try following
    click Clear again and test following folder
    cd /Library/Parallels/.bc_backup
    ls

    is there anything?
    if yes
    cd ..
    sudo rm -rf .bc_backup
    try to start Parallels again
     
  15. John@Parallels

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    you can perform this
    /usr/sbin/diskutil list
     
  16. charles.rich

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    Ok, I did clear and found an empty .bc_backup folder, which I deleted.

    When I tried to restart Parallels, I now get "Unable to Open Disk Image Book Camp" error from parallels.

    I get this even if I create a new Boot Camp VM.

    What now?

    -CR
     
  17. John@Parallels

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    NTFS-3g is still there?
    please
    /usr/sbin/diskutil list
     
  18. charles.rich

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    Of course...

    > diskutil list
    /dev/disk0
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *149.1 Gi disk0
    1: EFI 200.0 Mi disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS OS X 127.9 Gi disk0s2
    3: Microsoft Basic Data WIN XP 20.9 Gi disk0s3
    /dev/disk1
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *465.8 Gi disk1
    1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 Ki disk1s1
    2: Apple_Driver43 64.0 Ki disk1s2
    3: Apple_Driver_ATA 64.0 Ki disk1s3
    4: Apple_FWDriver 112.0 Ki disk1s4
    5: Apple_HFS Backup 465.8 Gi disk1s6
     
  19. charles.rich

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    > NTFS-3g is still there?

    I don't think so, since I ran the uninstall script and I can no longer write files to the bc partition from the finder. What made you say this?

    -CR

    P.S. Should there be parallels configuration partition on disk0?
     
  20. John@Parallels

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    Did you uninstall ntfs-3g - didn't understand
    ops, here may be possible problem
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *149.1 Gi disk0
    1: EFI 200.0 Mi disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS OS X 127.9 Gi disk0s2
    3: Microsoft Basic Data WIN XP 20.9 Gi disk0s3

    Partition is out off first 128 gb
    but let us try this
    http://kb.parallels.com/en/5063
     

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