[PVE-User] p2v win7

Tonči Stipičević tonci at suma-informatika.hr
Sat Nov 3 16:09:25 CET 2012


Hi to all

I finally managed to do p2v for w7.
So if we want to use clonezilla method , the only way to achieve this is to do disk to disk cloning.  (not i.e. syst-part to syst-part )
It works 100% and w/o fixing the mbr and boot stuff. 

I tried very hard to clone just one partition and to make it booting w7  but had always encountered problems like :  cannot fix mbr, bootrec.exe /scanos cannot find any win7os, error reading drive, ... 

Cloning disk to disk seems to do better (actually the best) closeup of what should be transferred to the virt-drive in order to work-correctly.
In that case we do not have to "prepare" destination virt-disk with the partition structure etc. ... which is very good :-) because I couldn't simulate this structure (part to part cloning).

The only problem might appear , like in my case, that the source drive was too big and that the second partition we do not need at all. 
Then we have two choices :
1. delete the partition we do not need and do the transfer (possibly faster)
2. clone all partitions - whole physical hdd  (if there is to much data very slow)

but in both cases we have to allocate space (make virt hdd) on the host ,   for the whole physical hdd. (don't worry only the data will be transferred :-)
After  successful transfer I only had to resize the lvm volume to the optimal size (made it smaller) .. webmin does that job error-free :-)

Win7 recognized smaller hdd without any problems and everything works just fine.

I have just noticed that in the VM HW list on the host still stays the old (bigger) HDD size (270G) instead of the new one - 70G ?!

thank you for your attention 

and I'm still waiting for the new good practice advices about p2v migration :-) and if somebody managed to do part to part migration please share it with us 

'til then 

srdačan pozdrav / best regards

Tonči Stipičević
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On 2. 11. 2012., at 14:39, Jean Rousseau Franco <jfranco at maila.com.br> wrote:

> Hi Tonˆci,
> You need to do the standard XP setup\repair - fixboot/fixmbr procedure.
> The fact that you're not copying the whole HD is causing the problem since the boot partition is not coming along.
> 
> HTH,
> 
> 
> 2012/11/2 Tonči Stipičević <tonci at suma-informatika.hr>
> Hi Flavio, Holger
> 
> unfortunately hothing helped
> 
> maybe because of that 100MB partition at the beginning of the system drive
> 
> I beleive it might work if I clone the whole disk but it is to big (btw I do not need a second partition) for that and I wanted to avoid that 
> 
> the last message on the screen is "booting from hdd ..."   and then it stops
> 
> backup restore was also a failure - it succesfully found the image folder but afterwards it said that there was no image to copy from ...  but it was not that easy to copy the windows imagebackup folder because of those perrmisions etc and maybe there was a something bad
> 
> 
> with xp-2003 platforms no such issues showed up and evry clonning was successfull 
> 
> I'll ry to make backup to the network drive and then restore it from there 
> 
> 
> till then
> 
> srdačan pozdrav / best regards
> 
> Tonči Stipičević
> direktor / manager
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> 
> 
> d.o.o.
> ltd.
> podrška / upravljanje
> IT sustavima za male i srednje tvrtke
> 
> Small & Medium Business 
> IT support / management
> Badalićeva 27 / 10000 Zagreb / Hrvatska – Croatia
> url: www.suma-informatika.hr
> mob: +385 91 1234003
> fax: +385 1  5560007
> 
> 
> On 1. 11. 2012., at 21:28, Flavio Stanchina <flavio.stanchina at ies.it> wrote:
> 
>> On 01/11/2012 08:27, Tonči Stipičević wrote:
>>> I'm trying to make p2v from win7 to the proxmox guest
>>> 
>>> Using Clonezilla , transfer seems to end up successfully .
>>> I follwed this instructions [...]
>>> 
>>> 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.
>> 
>> It just stops... where? At the BIOS screen? At the Windows 7 progress bar?
>> At the animated logo? Does it bluescreen? Does it show the "Windows
>> couldn't boot" screen?
>> 
>> Did you try to boot from a Windows 7 DVD and repair the installation?
>> 
>> -- 
>> Flavio Stanchina
>> Informatica e Servizi
>> Trento - Italy
>> 
>> Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
>> -- Henry Spencer
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> Atenciosamente,
> Jean Rousseau Franco
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