Problem booting from BOOTCAMP WinXP in Beta 3 (3106)

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by kermitpt, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. kermitpt

    kermitpt

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    I create the virtual machine through the wizard, to use bootcamp partition, as in the manual. Everything goes ok. But when I try to boot it, i get an error:

    I can't seem to find anything in the help...
     
  2. czeluff

    czeluff

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    change

    change driver.cab to sp2.cab. simply a renaming issue.

    i got past that point, but then i dont get any further.
     
  3. kermitpt

    kermitpt

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    What driver.cab? Where is it? I already have the Windows XP installed on the Bootcamp partition... is that a problem?
     
  4. lbnyc

    lbnyc

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    I used TinyXP to slim down my Boot Camp partition and chose to delete the cab file driver archives. Which ones specifically do I need in place for successful use of Boot Camp as a VM? I don't think I have room on the partition to copy them all back to the hard-drive and Parallels doesn't seem to be smart enough to prompt for the install CD.
     
  5. Franky

    Franky Parallels Team

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    You can try to copy driver.cab, sp1.cab and sp2.cab (if any) from Windows installation CD drive:/i386/ on your Boot Camp partition in "C:\Windows\Driver Cache\i386" directory. That should work.
    If you have Windows with SP2, it is enough to copy sp2.cab (~19MB) only.
     
  6. andy_vdg

    andy_vdg

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    Wow... that fixed it for me... thanks a lot.
     

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