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



Sorry, forgot to CC list.

Ok, is there a way to use virt-v2v (or something else) to just copy
off of esx and not convert it?  I ask because when it fails, the
imported vm is automagically deleted from the nfs export domain (I
assume by either RHEV or the virt-v2v tool).

-Kenny

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:27 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 09:15:12AM -0500, Kenneth Armstrong wrote:
>> Well, I uninstalled the recovery console because of that reason.  It
>> shows up in the boot.ini file and gets its own boot loader.  But even
>> after the removal of the recovery console, it fails.  I assume it's
>> because I had two partitions on the vm, because after I deleted the
>> (empty) second partition, it was able to work with it.  But again,
>> deleting other partitions on systems that have important data on them
>> won't work in a production environment.
>
> libguestfs doesn't look at boot.ini.  It looks at the partitions
> and finds the other OS.
>
>> 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?
>
> I think you have to copy the *-flat.vmdk file over (which is just a
> raw disk image despite the name).  virt-inspector, guestfish etc will
> work on it directly without any further conversion necessary.
>
> Rich.
>
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