bluehorns
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can't import boot camp partition

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I just installed vmware fusion 2. I saw and open up my bootcamp partition (vista) but however it prompted 'Cannot open disk....'

Thereafter I tried to import the boot camp partition, but was prompted 'Insufficient permissions to import the boot camp partition.'

I had used the correct password and I'm in the Admin acc, which I always used.

So did I miss anything here?

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jim_gill
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It may be that your Boot Camp VM shut down unexpectedly, leaving a lock against the virtual disk proxy to your Boot Camp partition.

While Fusion is not running, open a Terminal window and go into the folder <your home folder>/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines/Boot Camp/<some folder starting with %2>/Boot Camp partition.vmwarevm.

If there is a directory ending in .vmdk.lck, delete that directory.

This can also be done from Finder, you'll just have to right-click to open the Boot Camp partition.vmwarevm package to "Show Package Contents".

Should this not work, you can delete the whole folder <your home folder>/Library/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines and Fusion will recreate your Boot Camp partition virtual machine. This will not affect in any way the data or programs you have installed in Boot Camp.

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jim_gill
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It may be that your Boot Camp VM shut down unexpectedly, leaving a lock against the virtual disk proxy to your Boot Camp partition.

While Fusion is not running, open a Terminal window and go into the folder <your home folder>/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines/Boot Camp/<some folder starting with %2>/Boot Camp partition.vmwarevm.

If there is a directory ending in .vmdk.lck, delete that directory.

This can also be done from Finder, you'll just have to right-click to open the Boot Camp partition.vmwarevm package to "Show Package Contents".

Should this not work, you can delete the whole folder <your home folder>/Library/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines and Fusion will recreate your Boot Camp partition virtual machine. This will not affect in any way the data or programs you have installed in Boot Camp.

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bluehorns
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thank you for the prompt reply.

above all your guide works! i simply deleted the virtual machine bootcamp partition.

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