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Can I install parallels on osx86 and have it recognize my already installed WinXP partition, or does parallels create a "virtual disk" within osx86? I'd really like to be able to boot into Windows without another installation. Has anyone done this?

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Parallels uses virtual disks.

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...So I'm thinking thats a no..... well if anyone ever gets something like that working, please let me know.

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parallels can boot a seperate hdd if you go into advanced when setting up a hard drive but seperate partition does not work that I know of

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alright well I have xp on a different hdd then osx, I'll give it a shot

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parallels can boot a seperate hdd if you go into advanced when setting up a hard drive but seperate partition does not work that I know of


My heart leapt when I saw this....after having a play, its not so. Shame - I want parallels running on a separate disk...

That setting set whether the virtual disk runs as a primary master (0:0), Primary Slave (0:1), Secondary Master (1:0) or Secondary Slave (1:1) - this setting is there because some os's don't behave unless they see the HD or CD on a specific channel.

//R

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You can copy the Parallels Virtual Disk Folder (ie WinXP.hdd ) to another partition or HD and run the set up again to select it with New VM.. It is located in Users/Username/Library/Parallels folder. I actually copied this folder and burned it to DVD to transfer Parallels/Windows XP to another machine.

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yes that would work unless your windows partitions were all NTFS.





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