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Re: [Xen-users] Converting a VMDK on ESX to raw

I tried this and it didn¹t work either.

Here¹s what I did. I had a windows VM on ESX (I did install GPL PV
drivers) and a Linux VM. I turned off the windows VM and attached it¹s
disk to the linux VM. So I could see it as /dev/sdd . Then I did a ³ dd
if=/dev/sdd of=windows.img bs=1m ³ After this I moved the windows.img to
another machine running Xen 4.2.3 and Ubuntu Dom0, I tried to bring it up
as an HVM. It tries to boot up and then says ³Boot from hard disk failed:
could not read the boot disk² and  ³No bootable device. Powering off in 30

On 1/31/14, 5:51 PM, "mitch@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <mitch@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Wei can you provide a little more detail?
>I have a client machine running Windows 2000 on vmware 2 I desparately
>want to convert to XenServer 6.2 but so far my attempts have all failed.
>Single machine - but I'm not quite sure what I'd be dd'ing to what?
>Cheers - have a great weekend!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Wei Liu
>Sent: January 31, 2014 2:13 PM
>To: Manoj Subramaniam (manojsub)
>Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Converting a VMDK on ESX to raw
>On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 07:25:37PM +0000, Manoj Subramaniam (manojsub)
>> I¹m trying to convert a vmdk windows image to a raw image compatible
>>with xen. I have tried qemu-img and vmkfstools so far, but have had no
>>luck I.e, DomU says it can¹t find the boot disk and fails. I am going to
>> try out Redhat¹s virt-v2v. Is there a tool you guys use?
>A dumb method I can think of is you create a Linux guest on ESX, mount
>attach that disk and use dd. It should be doable if you only want to
>convert one or two disks.
>> - Manoj
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