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Virtually Annoyed

Well still working with both Parallels and VMWare Fusion, both are essentially doing what they are supposed to do, run Windows on a Mac. I still have not figured out how to turn off the windows focus on the mouse thing, and I am really annoyed by that, the “Grab Input” isn’t doing what I have been told by others what it is supposed to do, maintain the focus on the VM window.
So now on to my current annoyance, today I was using Parallels on the iMac, and noticed I was running low on disk space on the C: drive, and I decided that I should probably kick it up a couple Gig. Now in the past running VMWare on a PC hose, that was no big deal, stop the virtual machine, drop into command line, and run disk manager, grow the disk, and extend the partition, and done.
I will take some of the blame, because for some reason, in the past, I made the disk dynamic. I can’t remember when or why I did it, but I did. So that essentially ruined any chance of growing that disk, but that VM has annoyed me, and I’ll probably just dump it, and create a new one.
In the process of dealing with this I decided to take a look at the possibility of growing a partition on Fusion, and I started looking around for the the tools, and I found the vdiskmanager app, but I couldn’t find the vmdk (Virtual Disk) file, because it is wrapped up in a package, the documentation is not real clear on that, but I didn’t look that hard either. Now I’m looking to boot from an ISO mainly GParted, I’m looking all through the menus, and the configuration, and I can’t find anywhere to but from an ISO like I can in Parallels, consulting various docs, I find that you need to go in and edit the .vmk file and add the line bios.forceSetupOnce = “TRUE”, why couldn’t they add something to the GUI like parallels.
I guess thats the difference between a 3.x and a 1.x product.
I am finding it harder and harder to not just dump VMWare and stick with Parallels on both platforms..

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