[fedora-virt] vmware guest -> Fedora-virt guest

Gene Czarcinski gene at czarc.net
Sat Jul 4 17:54:20 UTC 2009

Does anyone know if it is possible to "convert" a VMware guest to be a Fedora-
virtualization guest?

I first tried with Win2k.  I know that Win2k basically works becasue I did a 
fresh install onto a virtual IDE disk.  But, my Vmware guest uses a SCSI disk.  
Could not get it to work.

OK, so lets try something simpler: Fedora 9.

Rather than going the whole way, lets just see if I can get the disk to be 
recognized.  So, define a new guest with a IDE virtual disk and a Fedora 9 
install disk ISO image.  Boot up into rescue mode.

1. First, add a new storage SCSI device and use the vmdk file from VMware ... 
nope, no good partition table.

2. Next, convert the vmdk file to raw using qemu-img and use this raw image for 
a new storage SCSI device ... still did not work ... no good partition table 
(fdisk -l).

What am I doing wrong?

Does anyone know if the SCSI device support works?


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