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Mouse not working when running partition magic linux through vmware

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I'm trying to expand a partition for a vmware image, so I boot into the bootable partition magic linux iso image. However once it boots up, the mouse is not funcitoning correctly, I can move the pointer around but it doesn't respond to mouse clicks. I updated vmware tools to make sure it was the latest. Using vmware workstation.
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Joshua_Peters earned 167 total points
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Did you install the tools on the virtual machine?  This sometimes helps with minor issues.
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by:opike
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The latest vmware tools are imstalled
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The latest vmware tools are imstalled
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by:bgoering
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Try setting your OS type to Other -> DOS, then boot the CD.

Good Luck
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If I'm not mistaken, partition magic uses gparted.
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The reason I suggested setting vm type to DOS is that the boot cd for partition magic doesn't use the vmware tools that you may or may not have installed in your guest. It uses a basic, interrupt driven DOS type mouse...
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If you do not mind paying for a great product I use Acronis for all my VMs and Standalone cloning. It is the most reliable cloning tool I have ever used. Been using it for years after I gave up on Partition Magic. But Instead of pulling you hair trying to figure out why it does not work just use Gparted its free and also works like a champ.
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Still working this problem...
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Haven't been able to reproduce it so I guess it's fixed.
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