Ticket #897 (closed defect: worksforme)
converted VMWare 6 vmdk with MS Win XP guest to a vmdk for VirtualBox pro current; failed
|Reported by:||yk||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.5.2||Keywords:||vmdk MS Win XP from VMWare|
and have done 1. enable IO APIC support in VirtualBox
- MergeIDE, 3. done the steps in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324764
and 4. removed VMWare tool from MS Win XP. Additional details: latest stable VMWare 6.x, using a 10 GB extensible vmdk Windows XP Professional-s001.vmdk Windows XP Professional-s002.vmdk Windows XP Professional-s003.vmdk Windows XP Professional-s004.vmdk Windows XP Professional-s005.vmdk Windows XP Professional-s006.vmdk Windows XP Professional-s007.vmdk Windows XP Professional.vmdk
I am using the latest stable VirtualBox pro (with USB support) RHEL5 rpm.
These files and additional ones are in a directory. I made a cp -pr of this directory into another with a different directory name. I used VMWare on the new directory to perform steps 2, 3, and 4 above on a running MS Win XP. I then shutdown MS Win XP, exited VMWare, and started VirtualBox using the same new directory with the modified WinXP image as the file to start -- using only the Windows XP Professional.vmdk file -- not the sub (-s00x) files. As MS Win XP boots, VirtualBox suffers a fatal error; I have the logs VirtualBox automatically generates. What have I done wrong? I do not want to reinstall all my MS Win XP applications from CD-ROM; ghost would not solve this problem because it would make an image of MS Win XP with devices/drivers that VirtualBox cannot use. Once I get the modified MS Win XP running under VirtualBox, I will install the VirtualBox equivalent of VMWare tools into the running MS Win XP so that the screen will resize, etc.