[PVE-User] VM windows 2008 issue.

Muhammad Yousuf Khan sirtcp at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 14:06:04 CEST 2011


i tried both commands

qemu-img convert vnware-raw.vmdk -O qcow2 proxmox.qcow2
qemu-img convert vnware-raw.vmdk -O raw proxmox.raw

output from the above command didnt help.

i already created VM with a raw file and tried in qcow2 VM also. hard disk
shifting didn't work. i have already installed mergeide.reg. although this
is not my first time i can easily move VMs with clonezillah . i have
migrated many Windows 2003 and XP VMs to proxmox with just clonzilla ISO. i
have followed the same procedure as showed for physical machine with
clonezilla in documentation and it worked for me for XP and 2003 but this is
the first time with windows 2008 that making me  irritate by showing this
black screen.

Thank you,

<http://www.proxmox.com/downloads/proxmox-ve/misc/59-mergeide>On Mon, Jul 4,
2011 at 3:16 PM, Alain Péan <alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr> wrote:

> **
> Hi Muhammad,
>
> Why did you convert your image to qcow2 ? I always use raw image file. I
> don't know if the problem lies here. Obviously, If you created first a VM
> with qcow2 file format, you must replace it also by a qcow2 file, but I
> would create a VM with raw files...
>
> If the disk is IDE (and it must), you have to apply first the ide reg patch
> (mergeide), because your HD was certainly SCSI within vmware.... See :
> http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Migration_of_servers_to_Proxmox_VE
> (Windows systems specific P2V issues)
>
> Alain
>
> Le 04/07/2011 11:48, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
>
> ok I followed your suggession, still same black screen. no luck. i followed
> the below steps.
>
>  1) vmware-vdiskmanager -r vmware-hd.vmdk -t 0 vmware-raw.vmdk
> 2) copied "vmware-raw.vmdk" to proxmox base in temp folder
> 3)qemu-img convert vnware-raw.vmdk -O qcow2 proxmox.qcow2
> 4) finally i attached the proxmox.qcow2 to a VM and hit start but with same
> black screen
>
>
>  Thank you,
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Alain Péan <
> alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr> wrote:
>
>>  Hi Muhammad,
>>
>> See a recent thread on this list 'Vmware to Proxmox migration" and
>> especially the answer from Ernst Holger. He meant to use the backup program
>> from Vmware, to store the backup to a network share (NFS...), then use the
>> backup program from proxmox, and the function 'restore', to restore the VM
>> on Proxmox. Martin Maurer tested it and agreed it was the easiest solution.
>>
>> For the growable image file, it seems it is possible to convert it with
>> vmware vdisk-manager. See for example this thread :
>> http://communities.vmware.com/thread/155051
>>
>> Alain
>>
>> Le 01/07/2011 13:42, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
>>
>> ok, thats sounds interesting and new. can you please tell me what do u
>> mean by exporting with VMWARE stuff ? unfortunately i am using VMware
>> harddisk which increase the size when data inserted. :(. and i think we can
>> not convert that type of harddisk with Qemu converter. make me right
>> if mis-concept.
>>
>>  Thank you,
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Laurent CARON <lcaron at unix-scripts.info>wrote:
>>
>>> On 01/07/2011 13:15, Muhammad Yousuf Khan wrote:
>>> > here is the status.
>>> >
>>> > VMware to KVM (migration)= not working (with 30 GB HD and 2 GB RAM)
>>> >
>>> > Fresh installation = worked (with 20gb HD and 1GB RAM with same DVD
>>> > image deployed on VMWARE)
>>> >
>>> > now problem is i am stuck in migration from VMware to KVM haven't tried
>>> > migration from real machine
>>>
>>>
>>>  Hi,
>>>
>>> I would suggest the following:
>>>
>>> - Export the image of the VMWare VM using VMWare stuff
>>> - Convert it with qemu-img
>>>        - qemu-img convert -O raw input_disk output_disk
>>> - d the output_disk file onto the device
>>>
>>> I had to do this on some VMs which were exhibiting the same black screen
>>> you're getting.
>>>
>>> Hope this helps.
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