VMWARE gentoo

Is there an easy way to make a VM ware image out of a box I have that is running gentoo?
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cyberkiwiCommented:
This could work
http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/get.html

I normally use the paid for version, but I think the free one works as well
gsgiAuthor Commented:
can i use the windows converter and attach to the gentoo box, or do I have to use the linux version of the converter?  thanks, gsgi
vmwarun - ArunCommented:
If you are using Converter v4.3, then Windows is your only option.
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
The release notes of vCenter Converter v4.3 specifically states that Linux installation support is discontinued.

 Converter Linux Support
gsgiAuthor Commented:
ok, so how do I make a vmware image of it?

thanks,
greg
vmwarun - ArunCommented:
If you have a Windows workstation, you need to install the Converter software on it and then initialize the wizard which would complete the conversion process.

I assume that you are running Gentoo as a Virtual Machine on a Linux Host OS.
Please correct me if my assumptions are incorrect.
gsgiAuthor Commented:
Gentoo is installed on a physical box. - sent from my bb
vmwarun - ArunCommented:
You need to install Converter software on a windows workstation, initialize the conversion wizard and then specify the source as the Gentoo physical machine and destination as either of VMware compatible virtual machine formats (VMware Workstation/VMware Server/VMware ESX/ESXi) as per your requirements.

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gsgiAuthor Commented:
I installed converter, gave it the ip of the gentoo box, and root credentials and it failed to find the gentoo box on the network.

thanks,
gsgi
vmwarun - ArunCommented:
Is iptables or an equivalent firewall running on Gentoo ?
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