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Re: [et-mgmt-tools] VMware/qemu-kvm-?? migration

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 03:16:45PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 08:53:32AM -0400, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> > 4.  Under qemu-kvm I created a simple Fedora guest definition.  I
> > then copied and used a VMware F9 guest with a vmdk file which is
> > HWversion=4 and was created under VMware on a SCSI interface disk.
> > To make matters even worse, this VMware guest uses the "root" (/)
> > partition on a LVM logical volume.  Boot the guest up on qemu-kvm
> > and it immediately crashes because it cannot find "root" or see the
> > logical volumes.
> I'm not really familiar with HWversion in VMWare.  We just support
> whatever qemu / qemu-img supports, so I suggest trying to do a
> conversion using qemu-img (see my previous posting).

Another suggestion (from Matt Booth who's not subscribed to this

Is the right SCSI driver available in the initrd?  You should be able
to find out what driver(s) are in the guest's initrd using


Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages.  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/
See what it can do: http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/recipes.html

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