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

On Thursday 16 July 2009 10:39:02 Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> 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
> list):
> 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
> virt-inspector.

Light bulb lights above head!

Yup, yup ... thank you very much!  The problem is that the needed drivers are 
not in the initrd file.

Now I know what the problem is but "fixing" it will need some thought.

I knew it was something stupid on my part.

Thanks again.


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