[PVE-User] WG: p2v win7

Yannis Milios yannis.milios at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 13:16:50 CET 2012


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On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Holger Ernst <he at ernstdatenmedien.de> wrote:

> Hi Tonci,****
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> Windows is always delicate when it comes to changing hardware. Win 7 less
> than XP but still there are issues.****
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> Why not use the included Windows Backup to save the entire machine the
> microsoft way, then use Win7 boot disk inside the vm to restore the
> machine, attach a second cd with virtio drivers to be  used directly.****
>
> This works very well with all flavours of Win 7 (Server 2008R2 and such).*
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> Regards, Holger****
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> Dear all****
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> I'm trying to make p2v from win7 to the proxmox guest****
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> Using Clonezilla , transfer seems to end up successfully .****
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> I follwed this instructions correctly:****
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> This method is fast, reliable and OS independent as it uses live cds.****
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> **§  **you need to get http://clonezilla.org/, which is a live linux cd.**
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> **§  **prepare the source host, make sure that you have standard IDE
> drivers enabled (for winxp/win2003 just use the mergeide.reg<http://www.proxmox.com/downloads/proxmox-ve/misc/59-mergeide>,
> for w2k I followed this link (solution 2 worked for me): [2]<http://www.motherboard.windowsreinst...m/problems.htm>
> ****
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> **§  **now, boot the physical host with clonezilla, go for beginner mode
> and select device-device and then remote, just follow the wizard****
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> **§  **on the Proxmox VE host, prepare a KVM guest, make sure you got a
> big enough ide disk assigned (add one gb extra to be on the safe side) and
> also boot this KVM guest with the live cd and execute a shell.****
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> **§  **become root and run fdisk (fdisk /dev/sda/) to make sure that sda
> is here, exit fdisk with 'w'. this was essential.****
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> **§  **now enter all command from the wizard from the source server tells
> you (configure network and request the copy process)****
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> **§  **after success (the wizard just copies the data, means I got a 80
> gb disk but only 5 gb data on it so it was just a few minutes for the whole
> process, gbit network) just change the boot device to the hard disk and
> start the VM. Windows will install all needed drivers automatically, just
> the Intel NIC drivers for e1000 must be loaded from ISO (i got one big
> driver ISO from Intel containing all NIC drivers).****
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> but afterwards , when I started VM  after the "booting from hard disk"  it
> just stops and does not go any further with no error message displayed at
> all.****
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> I did import mergeide.req into the win7 host , in spite of this is not
> mentioned here , but nothing helped.****
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> Is there any other procedure regarding win7 OS ?****
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> Thank you very much in advance and ****
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> *srdačan pozdrav / best regards*****
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