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"Failed to detect the OS installed in VM" migrating Linux virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition

ISSUE

While migrating Linux virtual machine from tird-party application to Parallels Desktop you may see the following message: "Failed to detect the operating system installed in the virtual machine. Do you want to convert it anyway?"

The resulting virtual machine may become unusable after the conversion.

CAUSE

Parallels Transporter has failed to recognize the Operating System installed inside the virtual machine

RESOLUTION

Please check the following:
  • Please check the OS installed inside the virtual machine is officially supported by Parallels Desktop
  • Please ensure you have uninstalled the third-party Tools from the virtual machine;
  • Click 'Convert it anyway' and check the OS type in Configuration pane of the virtual machine before the first start:

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