I'm trying to convert a physical Windows XP Professional computer into a VM using
VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0.1.
When the process completed, I had the following output:
Type: Convert physical machine to virtual machine
Status: FAILED Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible
Running time: 1 hours and 14 minutes
Error: An error occurred during reconfiguration
Processing the reconfiguration datastore.
Updating drive letters for the destination volume layout
Update boot.ini on the destination machine's system volume.
Update the boot sectors on the destination machine.
Completed cloning volume 'C:'.
Starting to clone volume 'C:'.
Completed cloning volume ''.
A snapshot of the source system was created successfully.
Creating a snapshot of the source system.
Task: Convert physical machine.
I mounted the resulting volume (
*.vmdk) on another vm to look at the
boot.ini that was pulled from the physical machine, since several threads referred to this as the source of the problem, it's contents is as follows:
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)parition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Also, when looking at the partitions it appears that there are two, one that's NTFS and contains the Operating system and the windows directory on
I also found some threads that said that the issue might be with the
*.vmx file that was generated, at their suggestion I tried changing the
ide:0.0present value to
false, and changing the parameter
scsi:0.0.fileName along with adding
scsi0:0.present="true" and adding
But all this did when booting up was result in an
Status: 0xc0000225 error from the Windows Boot Manager.
It seems to me that maybe the
boot.ini is pointing at the wrong partition, but I don't know enough about the config file to really change anything about it.