[PVE-User] Migration VM from VMWare 5 (.vmdk) to Proxmox

Michael Rasmussen mir at miras.org
Fri Apr 1 11:20:52 CEST 2016

I would try setting disk controler in proxmox to sata.

On April 1, 2016 11:06:30 AM GMT+02:00, Edgardo Ghibaudo <edgardo.ghibaudo at provincia.biella.it> wrote:
>Il 31/03/2016 13:43, Emmanuel Kasper ha scritto:
>> On 03/31/2016 12:39 PM, Edgardo Ghibaudo wrote:
>>> Hi Emmanuel,
>>> In VMware5, the RHEL4 guest has no VMware guest extension.
>>> I tried different SCSI controllers (VMware PVSCSI, MegaRAID SAS
>>> 8708EM2), but the VM always crash (kernel panic) with the same
>>> Thank you,
>>> Edgardo
>> Hi again
>> As Alessandro said this is probably a mismatch of the root device.
>> Do you have your old VM running on VmWare ?
>> If yes please note there the value of the root device in
>> it should be something like  root=/dev/mapper/susa--vg-root
>> this /dev/ something should be a path to your root file system and
>> should appear when you do
>> ls -l /dev/mapper/susa--vg-root
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Mar 31 09:31 /dev/mapper/susa--vg-root ->
>> Now when running the VM in Proxmox, after the error you see, you
>> be dropped to a rescue shell
>> in this rescue shell, check if the same 'ls -l' command return
>> if 'ls' returns nothing,
>> tries the command vgchange -ay
>> and try 'ls -l ' again
>> if ls still fails, please run ls -l /dev/*da in the rescue shell and
>> post the output here
>> BTW, it would be nice if you post your findings in the bottom of the
>> previous mails ( see https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-posting to
>> why )
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>Hello Emmanuel,
>In the old VM running in VMware5 the /proc/cmdline is *ro
>rhgb quiet console=tty0*
>When I try to start using Knoppix7 ... I see the file system, but /dev 
>When I try to start using RHEL4 rescue, I receive the following
>     It has not found any fixed disk. It is probably that the device 
>drivers must be selected manually to proceed with the installation
>Thank you, Edgardo
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