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Old 08-21-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Unhappy Import/upload OEL 5.7(ovf) to amazon ec2

Dear Legends,

Proud to be joining in Linux forums. I have been trying to convert Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.7 64 bit which is in ovf format to vmdk. Basically my requirement would be importing KVM/PV-Grub enabled Oracle Linux into Amazon ec2.

It would be more helpful that any one else can help me in this import.

Previously I tried to import fresh vmdk converted to raw using qemu but it failed due to kernel panic and so many errors similar to it.

So now I'm trying to import using ovf which would be already a KVM/PV-Grub enabled.

Old 08-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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These may offer some guidance.

Edit: Seems VMWare exports are the preferred mechanism.

Last edited by Habitual; 08-23-2013 at 09:04 AM.
Old 09-15-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response. I might have crossed these links at my earlier stage but I was hitting the same kernel panic, Error 15, etc..
I'm doing some mistake but I could not recognize where it is. Is the following things are correct?

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/fstab

/dev/sda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1

#LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1

tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0

sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

[root@localhost boot]# ls


grub vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.el5xen

initrd-2.6.18-274.el5xen.img xen.gz-2.6.18-274.el5

symvers-2.6.18-274.el5xen.gz xen-syms-2.6.18-274.el5

[root@localhost grub]# cat menu.lst

# grub.conf generated by anaconda


# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file

# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that

# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.

# root (hd0,0)

# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1

# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img






title OEL 5.7 (2.6.18-274.el5xen) --> I need to boot this in EC2

root (hd0,0)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.el5xen ro root=/dev/sda1 rhgb quiet

initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-274.el5xen.img

title Oracle Linux Server (2.6.18-274.el5xen)

root (hd0,0)

kernel /boot/xen.gz-2.6.18-274.el5

module /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.el5xen ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet

module /boot/initrd-2.6.1

Last edited by karthik_dba; 09-15-2013 at 07:29 AM.


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