Question Parallels Tools & TC Exit Backup Options

Discussion in 'Xiaopan Support' started by XZi, 6 Apr 2013.

  1. XZi

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    Hi, noob here, with a few questions. Hopefully you won't be annoyed and skip them cause I'd really appreciate help understanding this fine OS.

    1) Should I install Parallels Tools (Mac version)?

    2) Xiaopan reverts everything on shutdown even when choosing 'Virtualization' from the main menu. Is this expected behavior?

    3) I Couldn't find any info regarding TC Exit Backup Options. Is this backup menu a feature for restoring custom settings/changes? Why does it default to 'Backup' but then always report ''Errors Occurred during backup!"? What does "Safe" do? What is "sr0/" for?

    Thanks!
     
  2. meknb

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    1)Unless you want to mess with your EFI partition it is the only way to run xiaopan on a mac.

    2)All your setting changes are saved in your backup as you have errors writing your backup so yes its normal "I might be wrong i always boot live never use parallels" .

    3)Probably best click the control panel icon and change your backup location to a location you can write to "probably have to do this every time you boot to restore" i.e. a pen drive would be /mnt/sdaX or something like that.
    The errors are because your trying to write you backup to a iso image i think.
    The sr0 is the mount point for your cdrom use the mount tool to mount drives as you will probably need to mount your pen drive to backup to.
     
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    You can't install Parallels Tools in Xiaopan.
     
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    My bad should have read the question lol i was looking a vmtools last time i used it worked ok but a pain in the arse to setup, i did say i never use it.
     
  5. XZi

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    Thanks! If I setup a valid backup location and get that working, do I have to restore each time Xiaopan is started, or is it an automated type of thing?

    Is there really anything the average tester needs backed up/saved? Wouldn't live be the best option for occasional reaver/wep testing? I think Parallels can run live?

    Thanks again!
     
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