drnicolas
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Error: "You have not selected one or more system/active volumes

I try to convert a W2003 machine

Drive C: is on hd 0, while d:, e:,F: are on hd1

I find drive c: with a system/active-icon, 😧 as active. E: and F: are marked as unknown

Converter now complains that no system/active volume was selected, but c: is hooked !!

Can someone help me ?

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aozm48
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It could be because the D drive, while marked as active, hasn't been selected. The error probably says one or more drives marked as active aren't selected

Try running the conversion and include the D drive. If you really don't want it, remove the "ACTIVE" mark on the D drive, and rerun the conversion

Regards

Daniel

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theanykey
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What happens if you choose just C: ?

What happens if you choose just C and D?

Assuming drive E and F are unknown due to a dualboot for windows/linux:

Cloning dual boot systems

When hot cloning dual boot systems, you can clone only the default operating system that boot.ini points to. If you want to clone the non-default operating system, change boot.ini to point to the other operating system and reboot. Once you are booted into the other operating system you can install Converter and hot clone it.

I would try running converter as the local admin directly on the powered on machine and try it that way.

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rendez2k
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I have a similar issue with an XP system - unless I select all drives, I can't continue without the warning http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i37/rendez2k/error.jpg. Selecting C drive only and continuing causes conversion to fail at 1%. Any ideas?

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.218 'App' 2800 error] \[diskAttachPointSet,306] Too many disks allocated for target.

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.218 'App' 2800 error] \[localVMCreator,1573] Got an exception while writing vmx to disk

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.218 'App' 2592 info] \[imageProcessingTaskStep,194] VmiImportTask::task\{13} step "create VM" destroyed

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.218 'App' 2592 error] \[vmiImportTask,305] Error during creation of target VM

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.218 'App' 2592 info] \[imageProcessingTaskStep,194] VmiImportTask::task\{13} step "create and clone to VM" destroyed

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.218 'App' 2592 info] \[imageProcessingTaskStep,194] VmiImportTask::task\{13} step "Clone VM" destroyed

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.218 'App' 2592 error] \[imageProcessingTaskImpl,552] VmiImportTask::task\{13}: Image processing task has failed with MethodFault::Exception: sysimage.fault.TooManyDisks

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.218 'App' 2592 verbose] \[imageProcessingTaskImpl,154] VmiImportTask::task\{13}: SetState to error

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.265 'App' 2592 verbose] \[disposable,122] object explicitly disposed: VmiImportTask::task\{13}

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.265 'App' 2800 verbose] \[disposable,122] object explicitly disposed: computer=\{bbebe099364e52babf5b361972613f22361bc39d}

\[#5] \[2007-07-30 23:09:18.265 'App' 2800 verbose] \[diskSet,119] Cleaning up computer's child objects

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theanykey
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what is the os?

what does your boot.ini say?

do you have software mirror/raid?

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MatthewCEvans
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I also saw the same issue tonight converting a server that had a Dell system partition on it (50MB partition marked with a question mark). We had done other Dell servers with the same type of partition, but somehow this partition was marked as active, so prompted with the same error. We were able to ignore the error and convert and boot the VM without any issue.

Matthew Evans

Kraft & Kennedy, Inc.

360 Lexington Ave.

New York, NY 10017

Direct: 212.692.5608

email: evans@kraftkennedy.com

Matthew Evans Kraft & Kennedy, Inc. 360 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10017 Direct: 212.692.5608 email: evans@kraftkennedy.com
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