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Lion and Parallels

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sirgunther Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 20, 2011 4:29 PM

I have Parallels 5 on one iMac and Parallels 4 on another.

 

I will download Lion shortly.

 

Will my existing Parallels work with Lion?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,015 points)
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:30 PM (in response to sirgunther)

    No. You will need to update to Parallels 6 - the most recent version.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,015 points)
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:39 PM (in response to sirgunther)

    3. Right. You should make a copy of the Lion installer application before installing. The Lion installer deletes itself after installation. Copy the saved installer to your other computer for installation.

     

    4. Upgrade Parallels first.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,535 points)
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:42 PM (in response to sirgunther)

    3. Yes, you can download to 5 machines as long as their on the same AppleID.

     

    4. Upgrade Parallels on each machine first then upgrade to Lion. IMHO that would be the wisest way to go.

     

    Of course with each machine test Parallels on each machine after upgrading to ensure it went smoothly. Then when ready to upgrade to Lion backup prior to the upgrade. I'd also recommend unplugging all peripherals too except the keyboard and mouse when upgrading.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,535 points)
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:56 PM (in response to sirgunther)

    Your welcome and it's your call on when to upgrade to Lion. I was one of the Beta testers and have been using it since February or so and have seen it go through many revisions. This version is very stable however all software has bugs, if you want to wait thats up to you however I don't think you will have any problems if you upgraded today. 

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,015 points)
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:57 PM (in response to sirgunther)

    2. Nothing new will happen in a week. Kinks will be or have been found and reported to Apple. If they get fixed it won't be until Apple releases a 10.7.1 update.

     

    If you don't need to upgrade then don't bother. If you're just curious then clone your system to an external hard drive, boot from the clone and install Lion only on the clone. If all is well then you can install Lion on the main system drive or you can skip it.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,535 points)
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    Jul 20, 2011 6:05 PM (in response to sirgunther)

    I don't know how their SLA works, I'd recommend reading it and asking them.

  • alevlasu Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2011 12:57 PM (in response to sirgunther)

    I must warn you about possible problem after upgrade from PD4 and PD5 if you are using Boot Camp based virtual machines. This problem could be easily fixed by using instructions in this article: http://kb.parallels.com/en/111629

  • jerryfromtallahassee Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2011 12:59 PM (in response to sirgunther)

    I got mine this morning on my iMac and it went very smooth, but long. However, I started in the morning as well to install it on my MacBook Air and just get error messages. This is not good.

  • theagedparent Calculating status...
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    Jul 21, 2011 5:50 PM (in response to alevlasu)

    I have found that the Parallels 6 solution on their web site for starting under Lion does not work for me.  An error message: The Boot Camp partition /dev/disk0s3 used by Hard Disk 1 is not supported..." keeps repeating anyway when I try the solution.

  • alevlasu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 21, 2011 11:51 PM (in response to theagedparent)

    Could you try to remove hard disk from Boot Camp Virtual Machine configuration, Save it. And then open again - add BootCamp hard disk.

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