I have R51 IBM laptop I want to virtualize..I tried Virtual converter but no luck

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I tried virtual converter and it seem to be working then it failed. It hasn't worked the same since. I think I need a license. Is there any other ways to virtualize a physical machine oris  there any other suggestions?
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Top Expert 2009

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If you have problem doing it online, try doing it offline
to do this, get a disk imaging software like norton ghost, then you can try to convert that image that to a vm
good luck!
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Top Expert 2008
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Few things to try:

Use Symantec BAckup Exec System Recovery (or Ghost as mentioned above) to image and use vconverter to convert

An issue may arise if you're using IBM OEM Operating System because you are changing the hardware.  If you are doing this you'll need a Volume OS Disk and VLK license key to do a repair afterwards

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Paulsolov:

Ghost image ...I don't see how to create ghost image to virtual?

But I got it with Acronis image ....thanks for the tip...If you know for sure you can convert a ghost image to virtual let me know.....
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You should be able to convert using VMware vConverter.  The following are supported

Symantec Backup Exec system Recovery (formerly LiveState Recovery) 6.5, 7.0, 8.0 and 8.5, LiveState Recovery 3.0 and 6.0
Norton Ghost version 9.0, 10.0, 11.0, 12.0, 13.0, and 14.0 (.sv2i files)

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paulsolov:

When I use ghost, it save it as a ghs, gho file. Is there an option to save it as a sv2i file extension.
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What version of ghost are you using, if it's .gho than you're probably using a version prior to version 9.0 which uses v2i files.  This may be the issue.

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