I've seen excellent progress on this software from its humble beginnings. I bought a license when it was RC1. Now I want to use the integrated Boot Camp feature, but it's not working right.
I have just installed Beta 3036 on my Intel iMac 20". I have the 250GB hard drive partitioned thus: 230GB for Mac OS X, and about 15GB for Windows XP SP2, formatted FAT32. The other 5GB is lost due to "rounding errors."
Parallels Boot Camp Tools installer failed here. But I have some information that may or may not be helpful.
I booted up into XP through Boot Camp, then downloaded and installed the tools in Boot Camp XP, but the installer failed abruptly without warning during the copying process. No error messages were given on screen; the installer just "disappeared." Going back to Mac OS X, the option for a new VM to "Use Boot Camp" is, unfortunately, still greyed out.
So I poked around the hard drive and found a log file for the Parallels Boot Camp Tools installer in the ~/Local Settings/Temp folder. The filename is parallels-bctools-install.log
It's clearly looking for the Driver.cab file found in C:\Windows\Driver Cache\i386. My Boot Camp partition is on Drive C, or so the computer thinks. I'm using MacDrive 6.1, and all my other Macintosh drives and partitions are visible (the internal partition, two external drives, plus an iPod nano).
Why can't the installer find that file in my Windows system folder? Is it because of MacDrive? Or some other reason?
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