Unable to use Bootcamp partition
As reported by photo and others, I am getting Bluescreens at startup when attempting to launch a VM using my Bootcamp partition.
As with them, the error I get is 0x0000007B (Inaccessible boot device).
MacBook Pro 2.16, 1GB, 120GB Seagate
Bootcamp Partition is 25GB FAT32
Same as photo, the Bootcamp partition is standard. Besides all the latest Windows patches and the Bootcamp device drivers it has nothing installed on it at all. It works perfectly as a Bootcamp partition.
Same as photo, I have tried disabling virtually all of the VM devices (network etc) to no avail. I have also tried different RAM sizes, also to no avail.
I'm a paying customer (for Parallels 2). Yes, I understand that this (3210, RC1) is a Beta release, but since it's at release candidate 1, it's near final. Given this, and the lack of a response thus far from a Parallels staff member, I fear it will not be addressed in the final release.
I do understand that 100% of issues & problems can't be addressed before you ship a product. If you waited to address -every- one of them, you'd never ship. That said, this particular problem is a show stopper for me; I can't boot at all in Parallels.
I suspect that if I started from scratch and didn't use Bootcamp that I wouldn't have this problem... Which means I have a limited set of options: (a) Use Parallels and not use Bootcamp. (b) Use Bootcamp and not use Parallels. Well, suffice it to say, I must use Bootcamp for some things, so I'll sacrifice Parallels.
'tis sad, but it is my choice.
Last edited: Jan 14, 2007