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Running VMWare images on Windows and Macs

Written October 03, 2007 at 10:22 MDT Tagged general

As I said the other day, I finally bit the bullet and purchased an awesome MacBook pro!!

From day 1 (in the Mac world) I have been utilizing VMWare Fusion as my virtualization software of choice. This is a list of things that I should have done before I made the switch from my windows VM's to VM Ware Fusion.

.... As an aside, I made all sorts of mistakes when migrating my images to work with both Mac and Windows. Of course, this is ultimately how you learn the right way to do it!!

Just as a side note, I think I seriously messed things up when opening the images multiple times on both windows and Mac. It got to the point where I had to open up both the vmx file and the vmdk files to ensure that pathing issues were not present.

It just so happened that somewhere during the course of flipping constantly between a windows host and the mac host, the paths of some of the files got munged up. Once I edited the files manually to resolve the path issues, it was all good.

Just in case any of you newly acquainted with a Mac and Fusion experience this issue, you may need to check to see if there are pathing issues in either of the sets of files I mentioned.