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Unable to create Mac OS X virtual machine. Boot EFI failed.

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Symptoms

Unable to create Mac OS X virtual machine from installation DVD.

The error appears:

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Resolution

  1. Go to Parallels Desktop > File > New...

  2. Specify the installation DVD.

  3. At the "Name and Location" part tick Customize setting before installation and click Continue.

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  4. Open your virtual machine's Configuration > Hardware Tab > Boot Order

  5. Add the following boot flag into the Boot flags field:

      vm.bios.efi=0 
    
  6. Switch to CD/DVD and select a physical name of your drive (not "DEFAULT CD/DVD-ROM")

  7. Close configuration windows and proceed with the installation:

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Search words:

Boot EFI failed

OS X 10.6

unable to install

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