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  • Please resolve the error when i convert vmware virtual machine from GSX to ESX.

    kindly resolve the error when i convert vmware virtual machine from GSX to ESX.
    The error which i got is : operating system not found. I changed vmdk file to gsx to esx format through vmkfstools -i command. also i changed controller to buslogic.

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    Re: Please resolve the error when i convert vmware virtual machine from GSX to ESX.

    Originally posted by ashishshukla123 View Post
    kindly resolve the error when i convert vmware virtual machine from GSX to ESX.
    The error which i got is : operating system not found. I changed vmdk file to gsx to esx format through vmkfstools -i command. also i changed controller to buslogic.
    You essentially changed the hard drive controller inside the OS from IDE to SCSI, for which the OS does not have a driver loaded nor is it prepared to handle the change.

    Next time, before converting the disk type, add an additional SCSI disk first so that the OS performs a plug and play detection allowing the driver to be loaded. At that point, the driver is injected and you can change the disk/controller type of the bootable drive.

    You may also try VMware Converter to convert your VM from GSX to ESX. Converter will handle the drive/controller conversion for you. It's a free product.

    Jas
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