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Lucas Rey 07-11-2011 03:25 PM

Restoring RedHat Enterprise Server x64 5.4
 
Hello people,
at work place I have an HP ProLiant DL580 with RedHat Enterprise Server 5.4 x64. Today I cloned this machine using clonezilla.

What I would like to do is restore the image to VMWare machine for personal purpose (I cannot perform tests on production machine). But after restoring on VMWare I got "Kernel Panic". That's normal due to different hardware.

Now, is there a way to remove the Kernel Panic and correctly boot the machine? I ask our tech department for the RedHat CD1 to enter the "linux rescue" enviromnent, then try to re-read the hardware list with
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# kudzu

Do you think this is the right way? Is there any other restore way?

Thanks for your time!

kbp 07-12-2011 12:09 AM

It would be cleaner to use VMware Converter (maybe VMware Vsphere Converter now), it will do all the driver stuff for you - manual conversion is not fun.

Lucas Rey 07-12-2011 01:11 AM

Thanks for reply kbp,
do you mean redo the disk clone from scratch using VMWare converter?

kbp 07-12-2011 10:55 PM

Yes..


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