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Re: [Xen-users] Boot Error in converting VMDK/VMX to XEN HVM

It's been a while since I've migrated XP, but here goes from memory:

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Stefan Pielmeier <stefan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>    b) but: when I try to create the windows partition with 'np1', the start
> sector cannot be chosen to be 63 but minimum must be 2048!

That is fine.

> /3/ copy data with ntfsclone
> - here it get's tricky. I suppose that I shall use ntfsclone inside the VM
> when booting from the sysrescuecd?

That's one way.

Another way would be to use kpartx.

> - I do this in the sysrescuecd environment:
> 'ntfsreloc -s 63 -w -p /dev/xvda1' and I get:

I'm pretty sure the only parameter to pass is "-w and the partition".
No need for other manual adjustments.

> Fajar: how do you normally get the MBR installed

syslinux (or syslinux-common, if on Ubuntu or similar) has
/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin. Just write it with dd.

> and do your conversions
> from SCSI to IDE also lead to these problems with 56 -> 63 sectors issues?

It should not matter.

When run from the live environment (e.g. sysrescuecd on HVM), it will
adjust the sectors to whatever it detects.


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