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Fusion cannot find Boot Camp


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I try to boot my newly installed Boot Camp Windows 7 within Vmware Fusion 5. I get the message: "No Boot Camp disks found". It seems that Fusion cannot find the Boot Camp partition. However, the Boot Camp partition can be seen in Startup disk option. I can also boot into it by holding down the option key at startup. So I suspect that the partition record got messed up somehow when I installed Boot Camp. I tried clean installation of Fusion but it didn't help.

My late 2011 macbook pro 13" has two hard drives and no optical drive. So I installed Boot Camp following the procedure here: Installing Windows using a USB key or External DVD drive on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - Yes, This Big : Blog Among Friends
Basically I used bootcamp assistant to partition the drive, installed rEFIt, made a fusion vm to point to the partition, installed Windows on the partition in Fusion (also reformatted it to NTFS). I then removed rEFIt.

Here are the diagnoses on the partition:
macbook:~ wcnngt$ sudo gpt -r -vv show disk0
Password:
gpt show: disk0: mediasize=256060514304; sectorsize=512; blocks=500118192
gpt show: disk0: Suspicious MBR at sector 0
gpt show: disk0: Pri GPT at sector 1
gpt show: disk0: Sec GPT at sector 500118191
start size index contents
0 1 MBR
1 1 Pri GPT header
2 32 Pri GPT table
34 6
40 409600 1 GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
409640 248438976 2 GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
248848616 1269536 3 GPT part - 426F6F74-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
250118152 2040
250120192 249997312 4 GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7
500117504 655
500118159 32 Sec GPT table
500118191 1 Sec GPT header



macbook:~ wcnngt$ sudo fdisk /dev/disk0
Password:
Disk: /dev/disk0 geometry: 31130/255/63 [500118192 sectors]
Signature: 0xAA55
Starting Ending
#: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - 409639] <Unknown ID>
2: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 409640 - 248438976] HFS+
3: AB 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 248848616 - 1269536] Darwin Boot
*4: 0B 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 250120192 - 249997312] Win95 FAT-32

macbook:~ wcnngt$ "/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmware-rawdiskCreator" print /dev/disk0
Nr Start Size Type Id Sytem
-- ---------- ---------- ---- -- ------------------------
1 1 409639 BIOS EE Unknown
2 409640 248438976 BIOS AF HFS+
3 248848616 1269536 BIOS AB Unknown
4 250120192 249997312 BIOS B Win95 FAT32
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