MrProlong replied to Arial's topic in OSx86 10.6 (Snow Leopard)I had considered this option to get an XP virtual machine via VMware fusion writing to NTFS drives that are mounted in 10.6.7 and shared from the OSX host to the windows network. But this thread suggests the bugs and risk of data loss is too risky:http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090913140023382 More off topic but maybe useful to someone.... It seems VMware Fusion in the XP VM must pass the write operation back to OSX before trying to write to the mapped network drive. I think i'll either need to connect the NTFS drive externally so VMware will pick it up (I cant seem to mount it from OSX into the XP VM)
This may help, I'm running VMware Fusion 3.2.? under SL 10.6.7 ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]). I had initial trouble getting portforwarding for DC++ (file sharing) but have it working now. I didn't persevere with NAT mode in the XP VM for long. I had tried NAT with my normal XP LAN IP address but i didn't get net access. Setting the VMware network settings to bridged did the trick. My virtual XP now has the same manually configured IP it had when it booted natively. So my router now forwards to my XP VM as if it was on its old non-VM IP. You just have to click no the the XP warning about two network adapters configured for the same IP. I'm about to reboot my XP machine natively and see if it works and needs reactivation etc. BTW....VMware (or perhaps my shakey eSATA external RAID 1 drive) seemed to corrupt a file system on a data drive and a registry on a diff XP native boot i tried to get booting as a VM...so GHOST LIKE CRAZY...glad i did. All seems good now though...now to boot up my old Logic 5.5 XP install as a VM and start migrating to Logic 9 under SL...gonna take weeks to configure VSTi's and plugins for the old projects i reckon. Hope this helps.