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Unable to install Parallels Tools in OS X 10.5 VM

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition

Symptoms

I have set up a virtual machine running OS X Leopard. Unable to install Parallels Tools. The exact error message:

      "You can't open the application "Install" because it is not supported on this architecture"

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Cause

Outdated Guest OS.

Resolution

  1. Start virtual machine.
  2. Update the OS X 10.5 software to 10.5.8
  3. In the menu bar: Devices > CD/DVD > Connect image > Navigate to /Applications/Parallels Desktop.app/Contents/Resources/Tools/prl-tools-mac.iso > click Open.

  4. In the virtual machine open Parallels Tools disk > right-click 'Install' >* Show Package Contents > Navigate to Contents > Resources >* launch 'install.mpkg' > proceed with the installation.



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