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Failed to open Kali Linux VM on ExFat Format disk

Environment: MAC OS Mojave + VMWare Fusion 11.1.0

I downloaded the official VM file from the official website. When putting it into an ExFat format external disk, it does not work, while it works perfect on MAC OS Extended and FAT format disks.

I am not sure what’s the reason, but it is wired, you can enter your username and password, but you are unable to login successfully.

Currently, the only thing I can do is to format the disk to Mac OS Extended file, sacrificing the compatibility on Windows.

If there’s anyone who knows the reason, please let me know!

References

  1. https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/ntfs-vs-fat32-vs-exfat.html
  2. https://communities.vmware.com/thread/557949

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