mammadshah
Contributor
Contributor

linux conversion attach existing disk

Hi,

i tried to convert the linux 5.5 (RHEL) but it failed with the following error,

FAILED: An error occurred during the conversion: 'KeepOneBootEntry:
There is no matching kernel modules for kernel /boot/xen.gz-2.6.18-194.el5'

This physical server have huge capacity of data (500 GB), then i changed the kernel from XEN to basic and rebooted the physical server and cloned only OS volume.

Now the clone is working fine. i want to know is it possible to attached the failed VM disk ( data 500GB) to new VM, without running again whole process.

thanks,

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patanassov
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

You can attach it to the existing VM (the clone that is working fine). You may need to do some manual mounting (like adding an entry to fstab) and it should be fine.

Regards

Plamen

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Ravi1987
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Thanks for the reply.

i tried but problem  is virtual machine not able to boot  it is showing kernal panig and directory nor found error on console.

Please let meknow if same kernel(Xen) is supported for p2v or nor..

has anybody done LInux migration above then Redhat 5.4 successfully.  Till redhat 5 i have not faced any issue.

Ravi
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dipak999
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Contributor

Facing same issue. Every time get it failed at 99% with same error.

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continuum
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do you also have a xen-boot option ?
you may want to remove it before the import - it will not work inside a VM


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emeirelles
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi Ravi,

not sure if you find something about your issue yet.

But here's a kb which says Xen Kernel is not supported.

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/9134325

good luck

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