[PVE-User] VM windows 2008 issue.

Muhammad Yousuf Khan sirtcp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 08:59:52 CEST 2011


finally i found some thing regarding this error when i install "Evolution
version" of windows 2008 it works fine. but when i install the product key
then this black screen appears. and it stops at black screen when system
boots up and this is perhaps the main reason that i can not migrate 2008
machines. because they got the product key in them. any idea?

Thanks

MYK

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Alain Péan
<alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr>wrote:

> **
> I never tried this procedure with a 2008 R2 machine, only 2003 R2. So there
> is perhaps some gotchas here ? The proxmox wiki describes only the procedure
> for 2003....
>
> You should perhaps try the procedure that has been tested by Ernst Holger
> and Martin Maurer, that is use the vmware backup tool to backup to a shared
> storage, then use vzrestore, to restore the VM on Proxmox ? But I don't know
> if you have the full set of ESX tools. With ESXi, you don't have a backup
> option...
>
> Alain
>
> Le 04/07/2011 14:06, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
>
> 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,
>
>  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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