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Lion is not meant to be used in 32bit mode. Also addressing more than 4GB ram with 32bit kernel is slower (it uses PAE). If the only reason of using Lion in 32bit mode is the Cisco VPN client (yuck!) there is a way. Here is an article explaining how to use the native VPN client instead - it's for 10.6, but should work. It's a matter of configuration, not of ...


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It appears you can start Fusion headless by executing the following: /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmrun -T fusion start ~/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/[IMAGENAME].vmwarevm/[IMAGENAME].vmx nogui You could also add /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library to your $PATH or create an alias to have easier access to ...


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I was in the exact situation as you 2 weeks ago. I have developer friends who have used Parallels in the past for their Windows development VMs, and they had since moved to VMware Fusion 3. I started off with a trial of Parallels Desktop 6; in a nutshell, I had issues virtualizing some of my physical machines, but overall it ran my VMs well. However, I did ...


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I recommend using the Shared Folders feature in VMware Fusion. I have a Boot Camp partition as well running Windows 7. When I need to access files that are on the Mac OS X side from within Windows, I go the VM preferences and enable each folder I want to share (you can share multiple folders form different locations). All shared folders will then be shown ...


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You can find a lot of documentation about copy/paste, drag and drop,... on the website of VMWare, and they stated: To use the copy and paste feature, VMware Tools must be installed on the virtual machine. But since you've already installed those tools, I recommend you reinstall them. Just to be sure. Also, make sure you don't stumble upon the ...


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Per VMware's Retina KB article, you can enable 1:1 pixel mapping for a Fusion 5 VM by going to Settings → Display and checking Use full resolution for Retina display. If after that you don't see the 2880x1800 resolution, you need to make some manual tweaks, following this KB article: Open the .vmx file in a text editor. Add the line svga.autodetect = ...


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VMWare 3.1.2 Go to Virtual Machine > Settings > Applications > Default Applications Uncheck the box: "Open your Mac files and web links using XX applications Parallels 6.0 Go to Virtual Machine > Configure > Applications Uncheck the box: "Share windows applications with Mac"


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Having extensively used VMware Fusion (all the versions from 1 beta till 3.1), Parallels (from their first public release till 5.x -haven’t yet upgraded to 6) and a lot of VirtualBox versions (Although I stopped using it six months ago), I can say that for Windows both Parallels and VMware ran circles around VirtualBox in terms of features, compatibility and ...


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Sounds like you might not have VMware Tools installed in the second VM. Do you see the VMware Tools icon in the taskbar tray? If not, you can select "Install VMware Tools" from the "Virtual Machine" menu (mine says "Reinstall" as I already have it installed)


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The best advice. Trail both and then decide. I was a long time fan of VMWare, however recently moved to Parallels. Side by side, Parallels gave me a 5.1 experience index for Windows 7, and VMWare Fusion gave me a 4.9. Performance wise both are solid on my hardware, however I prefer the interface and coherence features of Parallels over Unity. This is however ...


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I'm a Fusion user and have been for a few years now. Fusion 4.x has been a nice upgrade and it's a very stable way to run the latest Windows OSes on OS X. I think you'll be fine with Fusion or Parallels -- both are tested and support Win7. VirtualBox is a nice option, but be prepared to go it alone if you run in to any issues. None is really better than the ...


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A quick solution to the problem is to simply make a new admin account with a password you know. The details are covered step by step in another answer, but here is the summary: You should be able to mount the disk image of the mac using vmware tools and delete the /private/var/db/.AppleSetupDone file. Upon the next boot of the VM, you will be prompted to ...


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To expand on what CajunLuke said about changing the configuration on a per app basis. If you have Logitech Control Center for OS X installed you can use Advanced click settings for just VMFusion using the following steps. System Settings > Control Center Click the Plus button next to the global settings drop down and navigate to VMFusion and click ...


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Yes it's possible. You don't need to install multiple virtualization software to run multiple virtualized systems. You can use one virtualization software (VMware, Parallels or VirtualBox for example) to run multiple virtual machines at the same time. You can edit the Virtual Machines. You can change the amount of memory and the number of cores used by ...


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How do I go about debugging the problem? Passing VM images around is tricky business. The image is often created with hypervisor extensions that take advantage of specific hardware features on the machine where the VM was created. If you're not using precisely the same hardware (especially the same CPU) the VM can run slowly or even crash your host OS ...


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You can technically run Lion in a VM, but I really really really wouldn't recommend it. Here's why: You're basically entering the murky world of Hackintoshes Hackintoshes are inherently "hacky". The performance is rarely going to be as reliable as running OSX on mac hardware. You're violating Apple's EULA. If you really want to do it, here's a link, but ...


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Upgrade to the latest version of VMWare Fusion, in your situation you will need manually download it as indicated below for the situation you describe in your question: I upgraded to Mountain Lion and now VMware Fusion 4 won’t start. What happened? Mountain Lion appears to detect some older versions of VMware Fusion 4 and prevent them from ...


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The latest version of VMWare Fusion is version 4. If you want to use VMWare on Mountain Lion, unfortunately you can no longer use the old version. This VMWare blog post says: Does VMware Fusion 3 work with Mountain Lion? No. VMware Fusion 3 was released in October 2009 and was optimized for Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. VMware Fusion 3 is no ...


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One solution is to install RCDefaultApp and change the file association for text files. Another solution is to disable Windows application integration for that virtual machine. To do that open the virtual machine, go to the Virtual Machine menu and select Settings.... Change the settings for Default Applications. You likely want to uncheck Run Windows ...


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BootCamp is usually between 3 and 4 times faster than either VMWare or Parallels. Bootcamp is the actual OS running on real hardware, where the other choices are running inside the constraints of the host OS and must share resources (memory, cpu, etc...) with the host OS. BootCamp has full control of all of the system's resources. It should be able to ...


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VMware's knowledge base article, Setting Custom Video Memory Size in Fusion, shows the setting to change: Setting Custom Video Memory Size in Fusion There is no way to choose a different video memory size through the user interface. It must be done by editing the virtual machine settings (.vmx) file. For more information, see Editing the .vmx ...


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Okay, I found out where it's located - /Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf So, open it up (VMWare shouldn't be running while you do this): sudo nano /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf Go down in the file, there should be a section like: [incomingtcp] # Use these with care - anyone can enter into your VM through these... ...


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With OS X 10.8 gfxCardStatus is no longer capable of enforcing Integrated Graphics card only. When one uses VMWare Fusion, the discrete graphics card is enforced, which drains the battery too fast. I have not found any solution online to fix this. But I managed (thanks to PePe) to discover one. How to use Integrated Graphics Card with VMware Fusion on ...


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To complete @nuc answer, you also need to shutdown your virtual machine navigate to it in the Finder right-click Show Package Content delete the Applications folder


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You need to extend the windows disk size from a running windows. Here is how you do it: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1007266 Now that you have extended the VMware image size, you need to start at #6 in the link. EDIT: I don't want to write a new answer, and the comment text-box ...


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I don't think there's anything you can do to prevent it. OSX has decided, for whatever reason, that it's a service bundle (something intended to show up in the Services menu). I'd consider filing a radar about it, but have no idea how likely it would be that Apple would do anything about it. (Were it my call, I would have done something like requiring a ...


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I know that Parallels 6 can 'pause' the boot camp partition. It suspends the virtual machine and frees up system resources without actually suspending the machine i.e. hibernation, however I don't know of any hack/workaround for VMWare Fusion. Also Parallels can suspend the machine very quickly (around 5 seconds) so you can quit the app freeing up ...


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You cannot view the windows desktop as the "Desktop" in Unity (As @mankoff said, you can open it as a folder). The intention of Unity is to Run Windows apps "side by side" with Mac apps. This means the Mac desktop is the desktop. I remember there was an option to "Show taskbar in unity" in a older version. Unable to find it in version 3 (did not look for ...


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You can do this -- just configure the Ubuntu virtual machine with a static IP. The choice of IP will depend on the network you're connecting to... You didn't mention if you were using a NAT or Bridged connection, and the choice of IP will different based on that. I can provide specific instructions if you like, but, they'll be all things you do within the ...



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