[fedora-virt] vmware guest -> Fedora-virt guest
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Sat Jul 4 22:40:04 UTC 2009
On Sat, Jul 04, 2009 at 01:54:20PM -0400, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> 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).
Using qemu-img to convert the vmdk images to raw should work. Once a
vmx file has been unpacked, it often contains several individual
*.vmdk files which you have to convert and reassemble into a raw file.
Use a command like:
qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O raw image-s0*.vmdk image.raw
The question is, why do you get no partition table. You can try to
examine the image in guestfish to see what exactly it contains -
eg. does it have a good partition table, does it have any LVM LVs,
$ guestfish -a image.raw --ro
You can also use virt-inspector to see what kernel / drivers are
 I wonder if these are snapshots.
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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