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Vmware Fusion 6 and Workstation 10 not playing nice

Posted on 2014-03-07
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I am trying to do something that Vmware claims is supported but certainly does not seem like it is. Using vmware virtual machines under Fusion 6 and Workstation 10. If I create a VM in Fusion then try to open it in Workstation I will receive an error "the hard drive is too large over 2GB, or that the virtual machine is corrupted." What am I missing?
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by:bas2754
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This seems to occur if you try to run a VM off of a FAT32 formatted disk.  Not sure if that applies in your case or not.  Only solution I have seen is to try to run the VM off of a disk formatted with HPFS (MacOS) or the NTFS (Windows).

Please confirm as to whether you are running the VM off of a FAT32 filesystem when using Workstation 10.
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by:finkeltron
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I'm storing the virtual machines on my Mac partition so that would HFS+.
I am using a bootcamp setup with Fusion installed on the Mac side of course and workstation on the Windows 7 side. I am using Macdrive utility to read/write to the HFS partition while running in windows 7.
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Interesting.   I wonder if the utility interfacing with the HFS filesystem from Windows is what is causing the issue.  Do you have any way of copying the vm to an ntfs formatted drive or partition to test.  Even an external drive would work although it would be slow.
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I contacted Medifour (Macdrive) and they said it is a problem with vmware in how it creates virtual disks. I can't really explain it but it does need to be on a NTFS volume. I tried using ExFat and that did work for running VM's in Mac and Windows. So I guess this is a solution but it means I have to partition out my boot volume which is not what I wanted to do. Was hoping to keep it HFS for everything on a single volume.
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Sorry to hear that there is not a workaround that is really a good solution for your situation.  I hope I was able to at least point in the right direction.
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