JSpurr
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Can't boot virtualized Linux Server

I virtualized a Linux server via P2V and it completed successfully. The issue I'm having is when I try to boot the new virtual server. It just keeps rebooting. The first screen comes up and says 'Mount: Could not find filesystem "/dev/root' ". After that sits there for a minute, the screen cycles through like it is loading and then comes right back to the initial screen. I have attached some screen shots of the actual error as well as some of the other screens that come up. The server is running RedHat Enterprise Server 5.  

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JSpurr
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Found the following link that explained that ramdisk image does not include the drivers or modules for the virtual SCSI adapter configured for the virtual machine. Followed steps listed to resolve the issue...

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1002402&sl... 0 191156531

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SyApps
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I was going to suggest SCSI adapters. Glad to see your research beat me to it. Thanks for following up with your solution.

Always a big thanks to the community in advance! Dan Lee
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