Error (Invalid Enviornment block) on ubuntu after using VMWare converter

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I am brand new to virtualizing, and pretty new to linux.   This project is my learning project.   I have a web server running on ubuntu.   Right now it is running as a virtual machine in windows 7 (MS virtual PC).   I want to run this server on my newly installed VMWare ESXi / vSphere system.   I downloaded the VMware vCenter standalone converter.  I ran the installer on the linux system and everything seemed to go well.  The server now shows as a valid virtual machine.   However, when I attempt to boot the machine in a console I get this error:    Error:  
"Invalid Environment Block.  Failed to boot default entries.  Press any key to continue."

I have attached a screenshot of the error message.   Is there something else I need to do, I am a bit lost.




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Michael WorshamStaff Infrastructure Architect
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Invalid Environment Block solution
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8073177
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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When you ran the Converter, did you select the right ouptut disk format for the virtual machine? I had to that when I used Converter on a Windows machine. ... Thinkpads_User

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thinkpads_user:  Got me man,  I am brand new to this.  Is there a way I can check that (or change it) after the fact?    

mwecomputers:   I have already seen that page and tried that.  The machine just boots too fast and I cant get to the grub menu
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Hi TSCAT - I am pretty sure you cannot change the disk format after the fact. And if you cannot boot it (per above post), then I don't know how you should check. The only thing I could suggest is to go back to the real machine, look at its disk format, and try a re-conversion. ... Thinkpads_User
Hi!

To get into the GRUB menu, hold down the SHIFT key while booting. You should be able to do this even if the machine boots fast, try holding down SHIFT just before you start the virtual machine and click with the mouse inside the VM-window to set the focus on the machine.

Then follow the thread above: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8073177

Regards, Tobias

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Thanks.   Such a simple little thing presenting such a big roadblock.   All set now.   New server is up and running!!!!

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