NicoFo
Contributor
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RedHat 8.0 and VMware Converter 4.3 : Unable to detect disk or volumes on the source machine

Hi,
I have an old RedHat Linux 8.0 machine that run mail and newsgroup like a server. I wonder how to virtualize it on my VMware ESXi 5.1 server.
So I install VMware Converter 4.3 on my RedHat Linux 8.0 like this method :
The daemon is working and I can access my machine on http://192.168.xxx.xxx:4443
The problem is in the VMware vCenter Converter, when I connect to my Linux machine: I have this message :
Unable to detect disk or volumes on the source machine.
http://www.monsterup.com/upload/1356514339567.jpg
==>So how I can pass this step?
==>Maybe my machine is not compatible ?
==>So is there another method to virtualizes my machine?
==>CloneZilla ?
df
/dev/hda1              5036284   2176944   2603508  46% /
none                    119636         0    119636   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda3             30233928   5516328  23181788  20% /var
192.168.200.88:/home/cegi/export
                      15361200  12344624   3008960  81% /partage_export
192.168.200.88:/partage
                      19196400  17548904   1544816  92% /pub
192.168.200.88:/usr/cegi/sj/fic
                      15361200  12344624   3008960  81% /cegi_sj
192.168.200.88:/usr/cegi/py/fic
                      15361200  12344624   3008960  81% /cegi_py
192.168.200.88:/usr/cegi/it/export
                      15361200  12344624   3008960  81% /cegi_it
Thanks for your help.
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peevs
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

My first guess is to try with the latest available converter version - 5.0.1.

HTH,

Zaro

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