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Thanks a million for this post; I knew there had to be a simple way to get this done! However, I'm not quite out of the woods yet. I installed Windows/OS X/Linux, in that order. Linux installed grub, which apparently did something weird to the Darwin bootloader. Grub right now is set to boot:

Linux: hda0,2
Windows: hda0,0
OS X: hda0,1

When you select OS X from Grub's menu, it then boots into the Darwin bootloader, which in turn gives me the option of booting OS X or Windows.

The result of all of this is that when I follow the instructions you posted, I *do* get the option in Fusion to boot from Boot Camp Partition (yay!) but when I actually try to do so I get this:

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GRUB Loading stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17
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I take it that VMware is trying to boot grub, which sees the filesystem as some kind of weird VMware virtual thing and gets confused, and pukes with an error 17. My question, therefore: do you know how to fix this? I will happily lose the ability to boot into linux and reinstall the darwin bootloader on MBR if only I could figure out how...

Help is much appreciated.


I have the same problem with my notebook with triple Boot (XP sp3, Leo 10.5.5, Ubuntu 8.04).

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GRUB Loading stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17
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Someone have a solution?
Thanks
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I have the same problem with my notebook with triple Boot (XP sp3, Leo 10.5.5, Ubuntu 8.04).

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GRUB Loading stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17
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Someone have a solution?
Thanks
BarmOSX


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Hey everyone! Working close to perfect on mine, using VMware Fusion 2.0..

For me, i installed, selected New and made a Custom Installation of Win XP Home, it detected the partition on my HD auto and when i start the virtualization it starts up as if im starting my computer

(Chain0 method of Win XP and Mac OSX) - i select Win XP and it starts to load with the blue throbber etc eventually getting to loading settings etc

The problem i have is during activation.. i cannot move my Mouse or use my Keyboard at all, means i cannot proceed with activating my Win XP version (so can't boot and install VMware Tools...) so i'm a bit stuck.

Thanks for the info though on how to get my real partition working.. better then creating a whole image file!

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Hey is there any way to install vmware when you have two hard drives with osx on one and vista on the other thanks!!!!

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AWESOME!!!!

Well I had the same error as some ppl. When Vmware would recognize real windows partition as boot camp partition, but would not load it, saying - No Bootable Device was detected.

So I
1. Deleted Vmware using AppZapper (otherwise it would keep the boot camp partition as it had)
2. Went through the steps of this guide. (Main thing is not to turn on vmware before flaging needed partition active)
3. And now all works perfectly with Vmware 2, and Windows XP SP 3 )))

Yeah!!!!



THIS WORKED FOR ME AS WELL! TY SIR!

I'm looking for the same thing... I have an NTFS drive which has ALL of my documents, downloads, music and etc (so that if I reinstall XP or OS X I still have all of my stuff) and I would be very grateful if someone showed me how to do this.

I need the drive to be mounted as drive F: on the XP install because I have my My Documents folder Hard Linked to a directory on that drive...

Thanks,
~Unk


I'm in the EXACT same boat as you are right now - if you find an answer... please let me know via PM!

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THIS WORKED FOR ME AS WELL! TY SIR!
I'm in the EXACT same boat as you are right now - if you find an answer... please let me know via PM!


I thought I'd help out. I found this answer a long time ago...maybe a year back in the vmware community forum. If you need to add additional physical partitions or disks to your Boot Camp virtual machine just follow the instructions in this post:

http://communities.v.../message/872614

PM me if you have questions. Cheers.

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I post here a really easy to follow guide that will make you eventually boot from your windows partition under vmware if:
you are using a dual boot XP/OS X normally booting with the darwin bootloader
you have them on the same HD
VMWare is not seeing the windows partition as a "BootCamp" partiton.
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Thank you soooo much!!!
This saved my day!!!

Pcace

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When I try this using VMWare Fusion 3.0.1, it detects my windows HDD partition as boot-camp (even though I used the method above). However, Windows starts to load but always gives me a blue screen of death (quickly so I can't even see what message it says) and then reboots.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and SL 10.6.2

Any thought's or suggestions? Did anybody get this combination to work?

Nevermind. I got it to work perfectly. So now can boot my Windows 7 x64 partition directly via VMware or go through Chameleon boot loader.

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When I try this using VMWare Fusion 3.0.1, it detects my windows HDD partition as boot-camp (even though I used the method above). However, Windows starts to load but always gives me a blue screen of death (quickly so I can't even see what message it says) and then reboots.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and SL 10.6.2

Any thought's or suggestions? Did anybody get this combination to work?

Nevermind. I got it to work perfectly. So now can boot my Windows 7 x64 partition directly via VMware or go through Chameleon boot loader.



What did you have to do? I'm in the EXACT same situation!

Thanks in advance!

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OK i have been searching i was unable to find more info on how to Install Snow Leopard in VMware Workstations 7 Windows Edition. i followed the instruction from the link below:
http://www.insanelym...indows-edition/
but i keep getting an error when I start the snow leopard install:
“Invalid front-side bus frequency 6600000 Hz”
VMWare then says the CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system and I need to power off.
My PC specs are:
Dell Studio XPS 17, 6GB RAM, Intel 2.9 GHz Duo, Host OS Win7 Ultimate (64-bit), The virtualization option in BIOS is enabled.
Dose anyone know what this error means i Googled it but i got nothing and I've noticed that there are other with the same issue. can someone please help me out.
Thank you

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Hello,

Does anyone know how to run your Hackintosh installation, from your windows installation, using VMware?
I have them set as dual boot and everything works, but it'd be really handy if I could run the same OS86x install, from Windows.

Any thoughts?

Cheers,
Andre

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Hi, I try that to use my previously xp installation on fusion but it doesn't work

When I do "write" after flag the windows partition it says me :
fdisk:*1> write
Device could not be accessed exclusively.
A reboot will be needed for changes to take effect. OK? [n]

I just installed vmware fusion3 then selected bootcam option for running windows in setting window i chose windows xp as option and it just worked...
same virtual machine i used using parellal it worked there too
i even able to run xp64 inside vmware fusin just i need to use option windows 64 in setting and while booting i need to choos xp 64 partition
But when i try to booy the xp64 partition using parellal desktop 6 it gives me error ntldr missing

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Hello,

Does anyone know how to run your Hackintosh installation, from your windows installation, using VMware?
I have them set as dual boot and everything works, but it'd be really handy if I could run the same OS86x install, from Windows.

Any thoughts?

Cheers,
Andre


just open vmware fusion 3 or parellal desktop choose new from file then in setting select bootcamp partition thats all





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