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Copy Fusion machine to Workstation - can't find darwin.iso

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I have a VM Fusion machine that has evolved over the years; I am trying to copy it to VM Workstation 15. When it tries to startup, there is a message that it can't find Darwin.iso. The machine tries to start but encounters an error and restarts (unending cycle). I tried uninstalling vmTools in Fusion and then copying again but same results. How can I open a vmFusion machine in Workstation?

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It should just open.  Make sure it's shut down (not suspended) and all snapshots are committed/deleted.

That ISO probably is attached as a CD, so just uncheck the 'connect CD/DVD drive' setting in the VM preferences before booting it.

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It should just open.  Make sure it's shut down (not suspended) and all snapshots are committed/deleted.

That ISO probably is attached as a CD, so just uncheck the 'connect CD/DVD drive' setting in the VM preferences before booting it.

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Welcome to the Community,

you are not trying to run a MacOS VM on VMware Workstation, are you?

Please note that it is neither supported, nor in compliance with Apple's EULA.


André

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Moderator: Please do not discuss running MacOS on non-Apple hardware on VMTN.

(Only a MacOS VM would be using darwin.iso)

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