While converting a Server 2003 server to an ESX 3.5 server I received this message after 95% Complete. Error Reconfiguration failed. With a status of: FAILED: Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible.
I'm using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.1
Anyone run into to this problem and find a solution?
Attached is the Log file.
I had the same problem. The machine that I converted had a system partition that I didn't migrate.
I edited the boot.ini file and changed the partition number that the OS was on.
The origional was something like
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 2003 SP2 Standard Server" /fastdetect
And modified it to
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 2003 SP2 Standard Server" /fastdetect
This fixed the problem
trying to convert a windows 7 machine physical to virtual, using the standalone converter, version 4
i get an error about a boot.ini
its supposed to be able to convert w7 right? w7 doesnt use boot.ini..
Unable to update boot.ini on the destination machines system volume
Unable to update drive letters for the destination volume layout
those are the two errors i get, fail at 98%
been at this for about 2 days solid..
any guidance would be appreciated...
edit: i also tried the migration assistant over the network, that failed too..
if you get as far as 98% the tricky part is done
you could do the rest yourself with a win7 recovery CD - read my notes http://sanbarrow.com/p2v2008r2.html
Patching - easy variant
This procedure is used when otherwise the VM would boot into a bluescreen type 7B.
This assumes that VMware is the target and you configure the VM with VirtualHardware type 7.
It only applies if the virtual disk is configured like this
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsisas1068"
scsi0:0.fileName = "imported.vmdk"
On the target platform boot the newly created VM into the Windows 7 Recovery CD.
After boot is finished click on the CMD-button and run regedit.
Select HKLM and then Menu > File > Load Hive.
Browse to the Windows-directory on the virtualdisk > system32\config and select the file SYSTEM.
When asked for a name enter p2v.
Then find the key
and set the start type to REG_DWORD 0
Then select HKLM\p2v and click Menu > File > Unload Hive.
You can close regedit now and restart.
On next boot you can start into the 2008 R2/ Windows 7 system. It should find drivers and probably needs a reboot when done.
I am trying to Convert WinXP vmx to another VM Image, when i am doing that i am getting error at 98%.
"FAILED: Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible."
This is system is very Important for my production so please help me. i have attached log and error
Thank you in advance.
Hmm - looks like thte original is a XP/Vista Dualboot system ?
anyway - replace your vmx-file with the one I attached.
Then open Converter and try the option "configure machine" against the newly created VM
(you misconfigured the task and allowed Converter to keep the IDE-controller which will not work.
With XP you must order Buslogic controller.
Hi sorry i have the similar problem when i convert my virtual machine windows 7 someone else had the same problem???
If you want our help it would be clever to attach files in a common format - txt as. txt, images as .pg or .png and so on
a screenshot of diskmanagement
I tried setting up that configuration but it still doesnt work
i've downloaded / installed th Vmwre converter 3.0.3 and config the vm succesfully but still doesnt work, when i turn on my vm i get a messages "opearting system not found"
Can you boot the VM into a LiveCD and report what the disk looks like ?
Do you have an active partition that has
is that partition active ? - check with fdisk or gparted
if yes - its time for plan B: use a BartPE with the tool DriverInjectionGUI - I have explained how to use that a couple of times - serach for "DriverInjectionGUI" in the search box of this Converter forum - it has several posts