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Re: [Xen-devel] [XCP] converting a .img to xva

To: Peter den Hartog <peterdenhartog@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [XCP] converting a .img to xva
From: David Markey <admin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:05:40 +0000
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Can I see a xe vm-list params=all uuid=<new vm uuid>

On 16 November 2010 09:52, Peter den Hartog <peterdenhartog@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It's ext3

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:44 AM, David Markey <admin@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What filesystem is within the VM?

On 15 November 2010 16:02, Peter den Hartog <peterdenhartog@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, a small question..
I'm trying to convert a .img from a xen system to a xva for my XCP system.

I did the following -> 
Somebody send me a local copy of the .img including all the needed files (kernel/config).
I eddited the xen.conf to point to the correct locations of my files it now looks like this:

# Kernel image file.
kernel = "/home/peter/xcp-convert/centos-5.0-x86_64-build-A/kernel/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-xen"
ramdisk = "/home/peter/xcp-convert/centos-5.0-x86_64-build-A/kernel/boot/initrd-2.6-xen.img"

# Initial memory allocation (in megabytes) for the new domain.
memory = 512

# Define the disk devices you want the domain to have access to, and
# what you want them accessible as.
# Each disk entry is of the form phy:UNAME,DEV,MODE
# where UNAME is the device, DEV is the device name the domain will see,
# and MODE is r for read-only, w for read-write.
disk = [ 'file:/home/peter/xcp-convert/2.1-centos-5.0-x86_64-build-A/disks/disk.img,sda1,w','file:/home/peter/xcp-convert/centos-5.0-x86_64-build-A/disks/swap.img,sda2,w' ]

# Sets runlevel.
extra = "3"

# A name for your domain. All domains must have different names.
name = "centos-5.0-x86_64-build-A"

# Number of network interfaces. Default is 1.

Then i runned the script, at it seemed to work:
~/Scripts/xcp-xva-convert/xva.py --config=xen.cfg --filename=converted.xva

After  a installation, and a succesfull import (+ copy like the echo told me to) i'm not able to start it: 

[root@box 80edf9c0-f0c3-11df-afb8-002185fade1c]# xe vm-start vm=centos-5.0-x86_64-build-A 
Error code: WARNING: /dev/xvda is not a disk image
Error parameters: Traceback (most recent call last):,   File "/usr/bin/pygrub", line 746, in ?,     raise RuntimeError, "Unable to find partition containing kernel", RuntimeError: Unable to find partition containing kernel, 
[root@box 80edf9c0-f0c3-11df-afb8-002185fade1c]# 

I asked this on the normal mailing list but they pointed me to this direction.

Hope you can help me, thanks,

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