utkinpol
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Unknown guest OS error

Hi,

Not sure if it is was asked here before but it is quite a silly situation - I have several generic Win2000 virtual machines and I am trying to move them from workstation into ESX but Converter software tells me after I point it at image - "Unable to determine Guest OS"?

Why does it happen? Or is it supposed to be so?

Here is a vmx file content, like I said, it is very generic but generates that error. Win2003 virtual machine gets recognized just fine.

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config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "4"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

memsize = "256"

MemAllowAutoScaleDown = "FALSE"

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:0.fileName = "Windows 2000 Professional.vmdk"

ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"

ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

floppy0.fileName = "A:"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

usb.present = "TRUE"

sound.present = "TRUE"

sound.virtualDev = "es1371"

sound.fileName = "-1"

sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

displayName = "Windows 2000 Professional"

guestOS = "win2000pro"

nvram = "Windows 2000 Professional.nvram"

ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"

extendedConfigFile = "Windows 2000 Professional.vmxf"

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I'm assuming your VMs are powered off. If so, try running VM Importer 2.0 to migrate the VM.

http://www.vmware.com/download/vmimporter/

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