Upgrading OSX 10.10.5 to El Capitan in Parallels 11 problem

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by apple2, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. apple2

    apple2 Bit Poster

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    Hi.

    I know there is a way to install El Capitan in Parallels Desktop 11 by using an image. But i'd like to upgrade my OSX 10.10.5 guest VM to El Capitan. But I see this error message after reboot to install El Capitan.

    "OS X Could not be installed on your computer.
    Storage system verify or repair failed.
    Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again."

    I tried multiple times but failed with the same message.

    I'm using a Macbook 17' (late 2011) and the host OS is 10.10.5. Of course I'm using Parallels Desktop 11 as i said.

    Anyone have the same issue?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. AndreL2

    AndreL2 Bit Poster

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    I'm having exactly the same issue! Can't continue updating to El Capitan.
    Waiting for further instructions from Parallels.
    @parallels, please help us!
     
  3. Jay Versluis

    Jay Versluis Bit Poster

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    Crazy, isn't it? I had expected this not to work in version 10, but I was confident that 11 would make running El Capitan as guest OS a piece of cake. Not the case!

    Until this problem is fixed, here are some instructions that will work. It involves downloading El Capitan and creating a DMG installer image from the download - so it bypasses the upgrade process and you'll be able to install a fresh VM from the DMG.
    http://www.lostentropy.com/2015/06/10/installing-os-x-10-11-el-capitan-inside-parallels-desktop/
     
  4. Tony Carreon

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    i had this problem. called tech support, did not get resolution. their suggestion was to:
    - install a new VM
    - isolate it from the host mac (including disable shared folders, don't sync time, etc)
    - update os x 10.10 to 10.11

    of course this worked. however i don't know why. the first VM i tried to do it on was a fresh clean install of 10.10 anyway. but like you when i ran the installer for 10.11 it hit the filesystem error.

    i trashed that VM, installed a new copy of 10.10 and updated it with no problems. o_O

    i am however completely unable to install 10.11 fresh. i get the "EFI issue"...
     
  5. ManojK@Parallels

    ManojK@Parallels Parallels Support

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  6. BradleyG1

    BradleyG1 Bit Poster

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    I have the same problem.. Is my VM done for or is there a way to fix it? I have a lot of work I would like to not lose.. I have crashplan running on my machine, but I can't seem to restore a good version of the pvm.
     
  7. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Hi could you please provide us with the problem report? You can generate it using this KB, please reply us back with report ID number
     
  8. BradleyG1

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    76360721 is the report ID
     
  9. Maria@Parallels

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    Thanks a lot, we've escalated this issue to our development team for the further investigation.
    We will also provide you with any additional details once we receive the updates.
     
  10. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Also please let us know how did you upgrade your VM OS, from App Store or using recovery partition?
     
  11. BradleyG1

    BradleyG1 Bit Poster

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    I upgraded using the app store.
     
  12. MurrayC2

    MurrayC2 Bit Poster

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    I have the same problem.

    I have tried both the following approaches. My Mac has Mac OS 10.10.5 (14F27) - I don't want to upgrade until I'm sure that El Capitan works OK in a VM.
    1. Create new VM from - using recovery partition.
    - this creates a new 10.10.5 VM OK
    - I then try to upgrade via the Mac App Store to El Capitan - fails
    2. Clone a pre-existing 10.10.5 Parallels VM
    - try to upgrade this via the Mac App Store to El Capitan - also fails
     
  13. BradleyG1

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    Also, I just did a clean install of El Capitan using the recovery partition and it worked fine. (I still have the other VM which is failing upgrade)
     

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