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Hi

I'm using  vmware converter 5.0.0 build 470252 to convert a CentOS 6.3 linux running on a fujitsu RX200 to a vmware image, but It's giving an error (see attached file). I have searched on internet but not success. Also know there's a vmware-sysinfo-lin32.tar.gz file which is copied by the converter and run on the linux, so I did it manually and it's giving this error:
[root@otrs2 sys]# cat vmware-sysinfo.log
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,324 INFO storage ]: Probing for disks using parted
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,333 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/sda, type: 1
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,334 INFO storage ]: Parted successfully probed device with path: /dev/sda, type: 1, disk type: msdos
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,334 INFO storage.disk ]: Creating SCSI disk with path: /dev/sda
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,338 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/sdb, type: 1
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,338 INFO storage ]: Parted successfully probed device with path: /dev/sdb, type: 1, disk type: msdos
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,338 INFO storage.disk ]: Creating SCSI disk with path: /dev/sdb
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_home, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_home, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_root, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_root, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_swap, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_swap, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/mapper/asr_Raid1p1, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/mapper/asr_Raid1p1, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/mapper/asr_Raid1p2, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/mapper/asr_Raid1p2, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/mapper/asr_Raid1, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,342 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/mapper/asr_Raid1, type: 12
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,343 INFO storage ]: LVM2 executables found
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 WARN storage.lvm ]: Failed to match lvs output line '  lv_root|vg_otrs2|53687091200B|-wi-ao--|1
'.
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 WARN storage.lvm ]: Failed to match lvs output line '  lv_home|vg_otrs2|14294188032B|-wi-ao--|1
'.
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 WARN storage.lvm ]: Failed to match lvs output line '  lv_swap|vg_otrs2|4261412864B|-wi-ao--|1
'.
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: /dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_root, dir: /, type: ext4
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Looking for device with major 253 and minor 3
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: proc, dir: /proc, type: proc
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: sysfs, dir: /sys, type: sysfs
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: devpts, dir: /dev/pts, type: devpts
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: tmpfs, dir: /dev/shm, type: tmpfs
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: /dev/mapper/asr_Raid1p1, dir: /boot, type: ext4
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Looking for device with major 253 and minor 1
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: /dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_home, dir: /home, type: ext4
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Looking for device with major 253 and minor 5
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: none, dir: /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc, type: binfmt_misc
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,548 INFO storage ]: Getting stats for swap device /dev/dm-4
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,549 INFO storage ]: Swap device /dev/dm-4 has block device number (major,minor): (253,4)
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,549 ERROR storage ]: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,549 ERROR storage ]: !!! Could not recognize any volumes !!!
[2012-08-20 17:19:24,549 ERROR storage ]: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other data:
[root@otrs2 sys]# df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_root
                      51606140   5690180  43294520  12% /
tmpfs                  2007784         0   2007784   0% /dev/shm
/dev/mapper/asr_Raid1p1
                        495844     80154    390090  18% /boot
/dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_home
                      13739952    165432  12876564   2% /home

[root@otrs2 sys]# mount
/dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/mapper/asr_Raid1p1 on /boot type ext4 (rw)
/dev/mapper/vg_otrs2-lv_home on /home type ext4 (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)

Question: Isn't CentOS supported for the vmware converter?

Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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which version of VMware Converter is this?

if this is v5.0, Centos is not listed as a supported OS here

https://www.vmware.com/support/converter/doc/conv_sa_50_rel_notes.html#guestos
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umm.. any idea if a lower VMware converter version support CentOS?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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no support in 4.3. But see these workarounds here in the VMware Forums

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1816296#1816296
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by:sminfo
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well, I think this workaround does not work for me.. thanks.
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