P2V for CentOS 4.7
Posted on 2010-09-02
I am trying to virtualize my CentOS 4.7 server into VMware. I am using an acronis linux boot disk to make a backup and then restore to a VM. When I boot the VM I get a kernel panic.
I am pretty sure that the problem is that CentOS 4.7 is not configured to use the correct SCSI driver which prevents it from finding the root drive which causes the kernel panic. I think I just need to use mkinitrd to compile a new kernel boot image with the VMware LSI SCSI driver.
The problem is that I am a linux novice and I need idiot proof instructions on how to do this. I was able to get the VM to boot if I put in a CentOS 5.2 install disc and upgrade, but then all my applications do not work, because they were compiled for CentOS 4.7. I also tried using a CentOs 4.8 install disc to do an upgrade, but it doesn't redetect my SCSI like the 5.2 install disc did.
Any help would be great.