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Re: [virt-tools-list] what does virt-v2v check for in a multiboot os?



I'll get that to you guys in a little while, it's attempting another
copy right now (I didn't have virtio-win installed, so it crapped out
on me, my bad).

How would I do that with virt-inspector?  I see that I can use
--connect if using libvirt, but the vm is still on esx, would I just
use the esx uri?

-Kenny

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 02:10:51PM +0000, Matthew Booth wrote:
>> On 26/01/11 13:56, Kenneth Armstrong wrote:
>> >Thanks Rich,
>> >
>> >I tried this again and it still failed.  This is a single vmdk disk
>> >with two partitions.  I deleted out the second partition (that didn't
>> >have anything on it) and it worked.  However, i have other vm's to
>> >import that I can't delete out the second partition, so that isn't
>> >ideal.
>> >
>> >I was looking through the virt-v2v script itself (this is on RHEL 6)
>> >and noticed that it was supposed to run the inspection before it
>> >creates the target vm image (I'm no PERL guy, but that's what I got
>> >from the script).  However, when I run the utitlity, it goes through
>> >the whole process of creating the target vm (which took about 2.5
>> >hours on my last try) and then failed because "multiboot operating
>> >systems are not supported by virt-v2v."
>> >
>> >Could the utility be changed to check that before it tries to convert
>> >it?  That would save a lot of time from being wasted by a process that
>> >won't work.
>>
>> Unfortunately not. It can't inspect the guest to determine that it
>> can't convert it until it has copied it. It's the copy that takes
>> the time. Creating the new target volume and conversion only take a
>> minute or so.
>>
>> It's my understanding that the recovery console is installed on a
>> separately bootable partition which is normally hidden from Windows,
>> and that it contains a stripped-down Windows installation. Is that
>> right? If so, it explains the problem you're seeing. virt-inspector
>> would see this as a second OS. virt-v2v would see multiple OSs and
>> refuse to convert it. If so, we obviously need to handle this.
>
> It would still help to see the output of virt-inspector on the disk
> image.
>
> Rich.
>
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