1 Reply Latest reply on May 18, 2020 3:52 AM by nancyz

    Unable to create Boot Camp Virtual Machine with or w/o SIP disabled

    JHerming Lurker

      Hi. Scratching / banging my head my head

       

      Newly rebuilt MBP running Catalina 10.15.4 and VMWare Fusion 11.5.3 Running a fresh clean install of Windows 10 Enterprise on the Boot Camp Assistant created volume. The install runs natively on the Boot Camp volume without issue.

       

      When I tried to create a Boot Camp VM, it creates it without complaint; however,  when I start the VM, I get the "No compatible bootloader found error" and the VM will not boot. It sounds exactly like the boot sector issue caused by SIP described in: VMware Knowledge Base

       

      So, following the KB suggestion, I went in and turned SIP off. Now, if I go and try to create a Boot Camp VM, I instead fail with: "Could not create the Virtual Disk for your Boot Camp virtual machine."

       

      I have tried every conceivably variation of SIP enabled / SIP disabled and leaving / deleting the folder in ~/Library/Application Support/VMWare with no luck.

       

      Any insight or assistance would be very much appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Unable to create Boot Camp Virtual Machine with or w/o SIP disabled
          nancyz Hot Shot
          VMware Employees

          Hi JHerming ,

           

          I get the "No compatible bootloader found error" and the VM will not boot

           

          What's Guest OS of the BootCamp VM? This could be got via VM settings - > General. Is it Windows 10?

           

          Now, if I go and try to create a Boot Camp VM, I instead fail with: "Could not create the Virtual Disk for your Boot Camp virtual machine."

          Is there other error message on the window? Could you help to upload Fusion support bundle via Fusion Help -> Collect Support Information menu? Thanks.