So my shortcomings in Linux have been a considerable hurdle in something I initially thought would not be to difficult.
I looked around and it seemed that it would be as simple as taking Vmware Standalone converter, converting my physical machine to a Vmware machine and then converting my vmware machine to a Hyper-V machine. Nevermind the silliness of needing to use vmware to get a hyper-v machine up and running. After a slightly arduous process I discovered that doing this resulted in a machine that would not boot.
After some reading it seems to be that the problem is the way the machine initializes.
An initial ramdisk image is being used before passing on control to the hdd. Apparently the contents of the ram disk are whatever is in initrd-2.4.2-08.img.
At this point I am already out of my breadth what I've read that I should do is well this:
I can't mount the file, it gives me errors
/dev/loop0: Invalid argument
FAT: bogus logical sector size 11528
JFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on Dev 07:00
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
Am I even on the right track doing this? Would there be a way to edit the grub loader on a destination machine so that it knows where to load all the images from without me editing this one?
Currently all it gives is an operating system not found error in it's virtual form.
Thanks for reading.