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Posted on 2008-10-23
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I have migrated a Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 3 (Taroon) Physical Machine to VMware ESX Server 3.5 using Cold Clone ISO.
The migration to the ESX Host was successful, however powering on the VM lead to Kernel Panic Error (please see attachment)

The physical machine had this configuration with respect to the mount points

fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40016019456 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1        13    104391   83  Linux
/dev/hda2            14      4611  36933435   83  Linux
/dev/hda3          4612      4865   2040255   82  Linux swap

The VM has the following mount points (please see attachment - VM.jpg)

What should be done to bring this Virtual Machine up ?


Kernel-Panic-Error.jpg
VM.jpg
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by:larstr
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Support for linux is experimental in VMware Converter and in your case you're also trying to convert from an ide based system to scsi based on ESX.

Have you tried reinitializing grub inside the VM?

Also make sure you choose "RedHat Enterprise Linux 3" on the ESX side as target OS and not just a general setting.

Lars
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by:kumarnirmal
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I have already made that change to the config.
The VM had Other Linux (32-Bit) selected by default.
I selected RHEL 3.

Regarding the grub reinitialization, I will try it and update you.
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by:kumarnirmal
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I changed the device map configuration from hd0 - hda to hd0-sda and reinstalled GRUB.
Still I am facing the same Kernel Panic Issue
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by:larstr
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From the grub boot prompt, did you use the find command to locate the right location?

Have you tried booting your system by the help of sysresccd?

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The application was migrated to a new VM instance and the physical server was decommissioned.
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