5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2009 8:22 PM by umadaopfc

    Operating system not found, no bootable device  was detected but can run XP in Bootcamp no problem???

    jbrewer79 Novice

      The title says it all. I've searched and have tried the partial fixes to some of the issues.

      I have Bootcamp installed and a working copy of XP Pro working no problems at all.

      I installed VMFusion and Fusion goes to the partition, and I get the errors no bootable devices, and no OS found. It seems to be trying to boot from a network, it works to resolve a MAC address. Then it stalls out. Then says "No OS found" . I put the XP Prop disk in and try to reinstall and it says no disk found.. I attached a few pictures.

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Operating system not found, no bootable device  was detected but can run XP in Bootcamp no problem???
          WoodyZ Guru

          Note: These direction are different then what have previously been posted so read and follow through... Note: These steps assume you have a single Apple default install of Windows on a single Boot Camp partition and a single default VMware Fusion Boot Camp partition Virtual Machine (without a snapshot*) and if you have modified the Boot Camp partition Virtual Machine to add additional Hard Drives either Virtual or RAW Disk then do not use these directions unless you backup the Boot Camp partition Virtual Machine Package first. *Also note that Fusion 2.0.0 could accidentally have a Snapshot with the Boot Camp partition Virtual Machine and it shouldn't have been allowed to, so you should check to make sure that condition does not exist as well. (With Fusion closed if the Boot Camp partition Virtual Machine Package is over 1 MB in size then you could have a Snapshot in place and do not proceed with these directions.)

           

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          1. If Fusion is open then close it.

           

          2. In a Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal) copy and paste the following command, as is, and then press Enter and it will remove the Boot Camp partition Virtual Machine meta-data and the Helper Virtual Machine.

           

          Note: This does not effect the Boot Camp partition install of Windows in that it doesn't delete it.  Also be sure you copy the entire command line below, as is, from "rm" at the beginning to the " (quote) after the s in Machines. http://communities.vmware.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif

           

          rm -dfr "/Users/$The specified item was not found./Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines/Helper/naos-1.0.vmwarevm/vmware.log" ~/Desktop/Helper_vmware.log

          • 2. Re: Operating system not found, no bootable device  was detected but can run XP in Bootcamp no problem???
            jbrewer79 Novice

             

            Thank you very much ! Worked great. Why did I have to do this though?

             

             

            Also having WiFi issues in Bootcamped XP. XP sees the wireless signals but it won't connect. Says unable to connect. It seems my network. And Even if I hardwire to a router no luck in connecting. But if I go in VM it works.. I'll see what I can find in bootcamp issues Thanks again ! 

             

             

            • 3. Re: Operating system not found, no bootable device  was detected but can run XP in Bootcamp no problem???
              WoodyZ Guru
              jbrewer79 wrote:

              Thank you very much ! Worked great. Why did I have to do this though?

               

              Your welcome.  Sorry I do not have enough information in your particular case as to why you needed to use these directions and It's just easier to use these directions when you need to vs trying to explain all the various reasons why one will need to do this.

               

               

               

              Also having WiFi issues in Bootcamped XP. XP sees the wireless signals but it won't connect. Says unable to connect. It seems my network. And Even if I hardwire to a router no luck in connecting. But if I go in VM it works.. I'll see what I can find in bootcamp issues Thanks again ! 

               

              Sorry it's not clear exactly where your having the issue...  Are you having Internet/Network Connectivity issue while using the Boot Camp partition natively or when using the Boot Camp partition as a Virtual Machine?

              • 4. Re: Operating system not found, no bootable device  was detected but can run XP in Bootcamp no problem???
                jbrewer79 Novice

                 

                I got it working.

                 

                 

                Installed Service Pack 3 and it works now...

                 

                 

                Thanks for all yoru help.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                • 5. Re: Operating system not found, no bootable device  was detected but can run XP in Bootcamp no problem???
                  umadaopfc Lurker

                  I just had a new hard drive installed and had everything cloned over. I had the same problem when i tried to use VM although my bootcamp partition worked fine. I couldn't find the info through troubleshooting or the help menu.

                   

                  I am very pleased you posted this solution because it worked. I don't know the code, but whatever it was it works just fine now. I can't tell you how much time and possible money this post saved me. Thanks again.