In order to get my iSight device working in my Win7 VM, I installed the Boot Camp software in Windows. Kind of odd, since I really don't want to use Boot Camp, but that seemed to be what's required. After doing that, my C: drive, called "Local Disk" before, was renamed to "BOOTCAMP". I'm not sure why that was necessary and I doubt it's needed, so I can probably just rename it back, but does anyone know why this is done? Just the typical Apple arrogance or what? It's just annoying that they think they need to do something like that and don't bother to ask permission.
First of all the Boot Camp Drivers are meant for a native install of Windows not in a Virtual Machine even though you can install them in a Virtual Machine. When the Boot Camp Assistant repartitions the Macintosh HD in preparation to install Windows it by default calls the FAT32 partition created as "BOOTCAMP" and during the Windows install process it is required that the partition be reformatted as NTFS and thus clears the Label Attribute and why it then initially shows as Local Disk. It is then relabeled as BOOTCAMP when the Boot Camp Drivers are installed because this is what Apple choose to call it and it is not out of arrogance as you eluded, it is just a programming choice that was made and there is no right or wrong to it and you are not forced to keep the BOOTCAMP Label if you do not what it. So just remove the Label if it bothers you that much!
Secondly if you need drivers installed in a Virtual Machine for the Apple Hardware that can be attached to a Virtual Machine then you do not need to run, as an example, the "D:\Boot Camp\setup.exe" for the Boot Camp Drivers and instead selectively install, as an example, the "D:\Boot Camp\Drivers\Apple\AppleiSightInstaller.exe" to be able to use the iSight.
VMWare specifically states that to use the iSight device in Windows, you need to install Boot Camp. Although they also state that you can install the drivers individually, I decided to install the whole thing. What driver will I need next, after all? I don't want to keep having to install drivers piecemeal.
VMWare specifically states that to use the iSight device in Windows, you need to install Boot Camp. Although they also state that you can install the drivers individually,...
Not to be snarky, but you contradicted yourself. "You can install the drivers individually" implies that you did NOT need to install Windows in Boot Camp. (a.k.a.: the "full" Boot Camp.) If the documentation does say to "install Boot Camp." (period. As opposed to "install Boot Camp Drivers"), please provide a link and say where (page and paragraph) so that it can be updated.
What I found from VMware's knowledgebase:
Both say to install the drivers and do not say you "must have" Windows in Boot Camp.
...I don't want to keep having to install drivers piecemeal.
You would install the drivers just like you would if you did have Windows in Boot Camp. In both Boot Camp and a virtual machine, Windows "sees" a USB device manufactured by Apple. So you install the drivers supplied by Apple the same way regardless of whether Windows is in Boot Camp or a virtual machine. So it can be "all" the drivers, which is what you normally would want in Boot Camp. But since in a virtual machine you can select which devices get connected (i.e.: just the iSight,) then you can install just that particular driver "piecemeal" instead of "all of them", if you decide not to connect all the Apple hardware to the virtual machine.
I asked for the specific location in the documentation because if it is wrong, the it would benefit everyone if it were corrected.
Since you're not going to point where in the documentation, and I have pointed you to the specific instructions on how to install the iSight drivers, the ball is still in your court. Rather than saying anything more that appears will only fuel your anger, I will leave you to ponder...well...whatever. :smileyplain:
I never said "the documentation", did I. That's what you read into it.
What Fusion says at the point you connect the iSight device (if you haven't disabled that message) is that to use it "you must install the Boot Camp driver disc in the virtual machine." That doesn't say "the iSight driver", it says the "driver disc", which implies the whole thing and then later, in the docs, they say you can do either - the whole thing or the drivers individually. That's what I said - a little poorly, but I did say it. But I didn't say "the documentation". It does come across like you're splitting hairs with my wording. Ultimately, I think the documentation is clear, though the dialog box I mentioned is a little more vague.