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conversion from vhd to vmdk is done but it doesn't boot in vmware. why?

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Hi;

I convert a vhd of Windows image to vmdk, by using 2 different methods virtualbox and winimage. So, I have 2 folders having 2 vmdk in each, but the vmdk files are not booting. My vhds cover the boot sector also. What should i do?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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This is because you cannot just "normally" convert a VHD to a VMDK and expect it to boot in a VMware Hypervisor.

Because the Virtual Hardware also needs converting if you VHD contains an Operating System.

I would recommend using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5 on the original virtual machine.

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5
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