Using one virtual machine on Windows and OS X

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by ScottSD, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. ScottSD

    ScottSD

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    I want to set up a single virtual machine which I can then use from either OS X or Windows using the Parallels on each platform.

    Question 1: Is the VPC file format the same for both versions of Parallels.
    Question 2: I will want to keep the virtual machine on an external USB Hard Disk. The trouble is FAT 32 had an 4GB file limit (my VPC is 8GB) and windows cant read/write HFS+ and OS X cant read/write NTFS. Any Suggestions.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2007
  2. Atomic_Fusion

    Atomic_Fusion

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    Yes OS X can READ NTFS, it just can't WRITE to it.
     
  3. ScottSD

    ScottSD

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    Sorry thats what I meant , but reading NFS doesnt help if I cant write to it.
     
  4. Atomic_Fusion

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    Using the Parallels Shared Folders, you can read and write to OS X from Windows without any problems. In order to be truly "parallel" with O.S. Ten and Windows, I wish the Shared Parallels Folder would work on the Mac side too, though. That would be grand.
     
  5. utw-Mephisto

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  6. ScottSD

    ScottSD

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    Thanks thats excactly what I was looking for.
     

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