Creating a Fusion virtual machine with a disk image (1015406)
- You cannot install Windows on a newly created virtual machine.
- You see a message about a network boot when the virtual machine starts.
- A newly created virtual machine does not recognize Windows installation media when booting.
- Fusion displays a dialog box with the error:
No bootable device was detected.
- You are installing from an external (USB or FireWire) CD/DVD drive.
- Unable to boot the virtual machine from the CD/DVD-ROM drive.
- Cannot start the guest operating system installation process.
- When attempting to install Windows, Fusion presents the error:
Unexpected error: signal 8
- When you attempt to install Mac OS Leopard Server from a physical disk, you see the error:
Install Failed. Mac OS X could not be installed on your computer. The Installer could not install some files in "/Volumes/Macintosh HD". Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.
Click Restart to restart your computer and try installing again.
For more information on installing Windows in a virtual machine, see the video VMware Fusion 3 Install Microsoft Windows on Your Mac.
For more information about the special OS X builds that ship with new Macs, see these Apple articles:
- What's a "computer-specific Mac OS X release"?
- Mac OS X versions (builds) included with Intel-based Macs
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