khoody
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Virtual machine not mirroring Bootcamp

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I am trying to evaluate Fusion 8  (I currently use Parallels). The problem is I have Fusion 8 installed, but when I open it up it doesn't mirror my Bootcamp drive i.e. programs I have installed on Bootcamp don't show up in the virtual machine. Surely I''m missing the point here? What settings have I missed?

Thanks for any help,

K.

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hyan
VMware Employee
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Hi khoody,

Welcome to Fusion community~

For undertanding the issue which you have met, please answer below questions:

1. What's the way you using the Boot Camp with Fusion, Create or Import? -- Fusion menu > New > Install from Boot Camp, you should see the BOOTCAMP drive icon.

2. Are you using the 3rd-party Boot Camp tools? Such as Parallels etc,. It may occupy the resouce of Boot Camp, please uninstall it at first.

3. Did you shutdown the Boot Camp cleanly from native mode?

4. 'Bootcamp don't show up in the virtual machine' -- So, you created the Boot Camp VM and powered it on successully? Or you didn't see it in the Fusion?

Harry

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hyan
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi khoody,

Welcome to Fusion community~

For undertanding the issue which you have met, please answer below questions:

1. What's the way you using the Boot Camp with Fusion, Create or Import? -- Fusion menu > New > Install from Boot Camp, you should see the BOOTCAMP drive icon.

2. Are you using the 3rd-party Boot Camp tools? Such as Parallels etc,. It may occupy the resouce of Boot Camp, please uninstall it at first.

3. Did you shutdown the Boot Camp cleanly from native mode?

4. 'Bootcamp don't show up in the virtual machine' -- So, you created the Boot Camp VM and powered it on successully? Or you didn't see it in the Fusion?

Harry

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Mikero
Community Manager
Community Manager

Did you 'Import' your bootcamp installation, or just 'Play' it?

If you Imported it, that just made a copy of it rather than simply 'playing' or 'running' it, so that's why they'd be out of sync.

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Michael Roy - PM/PMM: Fusion & Workstation
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khoody
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Hi

Thanks for replying. So I just uninstalled everything as you suggested - Fusion and Parallels (and yes, I had tried importing from Parallels) and started again from fresh, and it works now - thank you so much! I am very relieved to have OpenGL access! Also, I think I had checked Create a BootCamp virtual machine instead of Import your Bootcamp volume.

Thanks again

K.

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