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VMware Fusion fails to boot Windows 8.1 Bootcamp


Best Answer Derek12, 24 July 2014 - 01:43 PM

Finally fixed. Done a repair from Windows 8.1 inside the virtual machine. Now it boots straight up without Plop Go to the full post


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Previously with Mavericks, VMware Fusion could boot my Windows 8.1 which is installed on another partition as of Bootcamp (NOT a regular VM) but since I upgraded to Yosemite now VMware Fusion fails, this appears:

 

Boot0af: error_

 

Windows 8.1 boots fine natively via Clover.

 

What can I do? Thanks.

 

 



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I kinda fixed it via mounting Plop Boot Manager on VMware and selecting the Windows partition then it boots but I am still looking for a more "elegant" solution lol



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Boot Camp? Boot Camp is what Apple calls dual booting on a Mac traditionally windows I'm going to assuming you're on Non-apple hardware in this case.

Check VMware Fusion's settings and make sure windows is boot with EFI and not legacy.

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Boot Camp? Boot Camp is what Apple calls dual booting on a Mac traditionally windows I'm going to assuming you're on Non-apple hardware in this case.

Check VMware Fusion's settings and make sure windows is boot with EFI and not legacy.

 

Thanks for the clarification, I got confused because VMware recognizes the separate partition as Boot Camp.

 

Where to check if Windows is booting in EFI or legacy as I am more used to Parallels than VMware, I can't find it but I will attach my settings

 

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Here the Plop screen. I have to select the highlighted Partition 4 to Boot Windows. Selecting Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 Plop says "No Valid Bootsector signature Continue boot (Y/N)", pressing Y in Part 1 VMware says "A fault has occurred causing a virtual CPU to enter the shutdown state" and pressing Y in the rest just returns to Plop main screen.

 

Cool, right? I can live with that but it's so annoying, I have to use the VM a lot and I have to keep the Plop ISO mounted always.

 

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Wait I just noticed you're getting a boot0 error... If it's a physical disk I don't want to mess up your bootloader for your hackontosh. BUT you can fix windows 8 by using the Plop manger, and from their repair the windows bootloader.



Here the Plop screen. I have to select the highlighted Partition 4 to Boot Windows. Selecting Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 Plop says "No Valid Bootsector signature (Y/N)", pressing Y in Part 1 VMware says "A fault has occurred causing a virtual CPU to enter the shutdown state"
Cool, right?

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that is interesting what's on partitions 1-3?

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Wait I just noticed you're getting a boot0 error... If it's a physical disk I don't want to mess up your bootloader for your hackontosh. BUT you can fix windows 8 by using the Plop manger, and from their repair the windows bootloader.


that is interesting what's on partitions 1-3?

 

 

Thank you again, I will boot Windows 8 and check with disk manager maybe some partition other than 4 has become active :)

 

Partition 1 I think it's the EFI (?) partition (created by OSX install),

Partition 2 is OSX 

Partition 3 I don't know, maybe that weird "recovery" thingy that Clover sees.

Partition 4 is Windows 8.1



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Thank you again, I will boot Windows 8 and check with disk manager maybe some partition other than 4 has become active :)


Partition 1 I think it's the EFI (?) partition (created by OSX install),

Partition 2 is OSX

Partition 3 I don't know, maybe that weird "recovery" thingy that Clover sees.

Partition 4 is Windows 8.1

Alrighty just in case back up clover or chameleon on a flash drive just in case anything happens to the boot loader. Better safe then sorry.

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Alrighty just in case back up clover or chameleon on a flash drive just in case anything happens to the boot loader. Better safe then sorry.

Many thanks, I will make a new USB installer with Clover just in case (I had to wipe the current one) :)



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Many thanks, I will make a new USB installer with Clover just in case (I had to wipe the current one) :)

Good luck let me know if it works!

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Unfortunately everything was in vain, when I set partitions as active I got the "loading operating system" fortunately the USB installer I made again made my computer boot and rever the partition settings.

 

Seem I will have to live with this :(



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Yeah that seems to be it, I believe it's because you have it all on one disk. The virtual machine is trying to boot off of that partition but its missing the bootloader

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Yeah that seems to be it, I believe it's because you have it all on one disk. The virtual machine is trying to boot off of that partition but its missing the bootloader

 

Yreah probably though Mavericks had no problem, maybe Yosemite did change something and Fusion now fails, I will wait for a new Fusion version :)



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/facepalm

The same thing also happens under Parallels (I am trying it due to bad 3D performance in VMware here and inability to suspend a Boot camp-like VM) and I have to do the same thing!

The only difference is in Parallels the Plop screen is garbled but I can still select the Partition 4 and boot Win8.1.

 

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Finally fixed. Done a repair from Windows 8.1 inside the virtual machine. Now it boots straight up without Plop





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