I have a similar issue as someone else had noted, except I use a Bootcamp virtual machine. Starting Vista via Bootcamp works just fine, no problems with networking; however, when I start via Fusion, Vista can't find the ethernet driver and can't install the one that shows up Vista when I boot up via bootcamp (Marvel Yukon). I've tried some different drivers but they all error out the same way (failure to start). Any ideas? I looked for .vmx file but I can't find one on my drive.
Starting Vista via Bootcamp works just fine, no problems with networking; however, when I start via Fusion, Vista can't find the ethernet driver and can't install the one that shows up Vista when I boot up via bootcamp (Marvel Yukon).
It cannot see the Marvel Yukon Ethernet Adapter when running as a Virtual Machine because the Boot Camp partition Virtual Machine running Vista uses an Intel Pro 1000 MT Virtual Ethernet Adapter.
Have a look at: VMware Fusion (menu bar) > Help > VMware Fusion Help > Navigating VMware Fusion > Using the Virtual Machine Library Window > Determine the location of a virtual machine's files
Or have a look at the "Where to Find Things... Virtual Machine Files" section of
Add the following line to the Boot Camp partition.vmx file.ethernet0.virtualDEV = "e1000"
You can use TextEdit by ctrl-click the Boot Camp partition.vmx file and select Open With > Other... > TextEdit
Doesn't matter where in the file as long as it's on its own line.
Note: Make sure the target Virtual Machine is shutdown, not suspended and Fusion is closed when you edit the target Virtual Machine's .vmx configuration file.
Outstanding - great explanation and directions on how to fix it. Worked
The problem described above is exactly what I am experiencing, unfortunately I am having a little difficulty in following your directions. In fact, I just not sure where to even start! This is all new to me.
Thank in advance for your assistance!
This fix works like a charm with a Boot Camp Windows 7 running in VMware Fusion! Thank you!
Yes this is a know issue with running a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition Virtual Machine which of course while at the present time Windows 7 in any release is not supported by Apple on the Boot Camp partition nor is it supported in any manner under Fusion it still works with a tweak or two.
I'm encountering the same problem with my MacPro, bootcamp Vista. No ethernet controller. Tried to follow your solution but no wmx files instead "Boot Camp partition.vmwarevm'??
Suggest you reread my first reply in this thread and the linked documents as well as the answer is in there!
Did find it but to no avail. No more message but still no internet. Reinstalling.
Before you reinstall archive and attach the .vmx and vmware.log files from within the Boot Camp partition Virtual Machine Package.
Just want to say thanks, Woody. Working on RTM inside a Bootcamp VM now thanks to your instructions.