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Re: [Xen-users] Fwd: Problems migrating Windows guest from Virtualbox to xen

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 4:54 PM, tumik <tumik@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fajar A. Nugraha [mailto:list@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:51
>> Simple: you tried to convert a windows guest. Microsoft have gone out of
> their way to make SURE you can't transfer windows installation from one
> PC/server to another easily. And that affects V2V as well.
> Hi,
> I don't think it is because of Windows, as I have also tried the same method
> with a clean Debian installation and that didn't work either. (Mentioned
> that on the last post.) The GRUB started loading, but didn't get far enough
> to show the boot menu.


Not sure why I didn't work for you.

In any case, debugging linux guests is easier. Start by using HVM
domU, and mapping both the converted image and a live CD (e.g.
sysrescuecd). And after booting into the live cd:
- mount the partitions (e.g. /mnt/root, /mnt/root/boot, etc)
- verify that the data is there
- run grub-install with the correct arguments (either chroot, or using
the live cd's grub should be fine if they're both grub2)
- reboot, but this time boot from disk


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