Redhat P2V problem

Hi Experts

I just P2V a redhat 7.3 machine to ESX 4.1 server using cold clone CD.
P2V was successfull.

Here is my issue:
my original machine has drive assignments like below

hda: ST320011A, ATA DISK drive
hdb: WDC WD200BB-60CJA0, ATA DISK drive
hdd: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA

As you can see i had two HDDs on IDE0,0 and IDE0,1
I had a cdrom at IDE1,1

After P2V esx shows my drives like below.
Hard Disk 1 - SCSI 0,0
Hard Disk 2 - SCSI 0,1

So when I try to boot my virtual machine it thinks IDE0,0 is the first HDD and Kernel Panics as it is a cdrom instead

How can i tell ESX to treat Hard disk 1 as IDE0,0 and Hard disk 2 as IDE0,1
and cdrom as IDE 1,1 ?
Any alternate way in which i can boot this virtual machine successfully?
I can p2v again if need be
Also, when i P2V i used the default settings so the VM was using Bus Logic and i manually changed it to LSI Parallel

Please enlighten

Thanks Experts
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jackiechen858Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You can convert the SCSI drive to IDE.


It's from IDE to SCSI, You just do it the other way.
Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:

Check if you problem with the boot is this one

If so you need to use CD1 from Redhat and use Linux rescue and recreate the initrd.

After the P2V create a Snapshot for roll back.

I think with petri article you can fix your problem

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