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  1. Re: Import VM, now won't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by bkesting View Post
    I have a SLES 11 SP4 machine that is a VM on a Hyper-V server. I shutdown the VM and exported a copy to a different host for testing purposes of some software.

    On the new host, I have successfully imported the SLES VM, but when I turn it on I get disk errors such as:

    fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-14253465420202020b55afof5d356d04b9e0aa3747286fdfe-part7
    The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock: e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
    /etc/init.d/kbd: line 42: locale: command not found
    /etc/init.d/kbd: line 234: find: command not found
    Can not find a keymap for, trying fallback.
    Loading keymap Loading /etc/
    no /usr/sbin -> Numlock off.
    Stop Unicode mode.
    fsck failed for at least one filesystem (not /)
    Please repair manually and reboot.
    The root file system is already mounted read-write.
    Attention: Only CONTROL-D will reboot the system in this maintenance mode. shutdown or reboot will not work.
    The original VM that I exported from runs and boots fine. Thoughts?

    I've seen similar issues over the years with Hyper-V and SUSE. You can't move from one system to another with dynamic MACs without some trouble.

    The way I fix this is to boot the moved system up to the point I can get command line, go edit /etc/fstab and get rid of every instance if UUID or disk-by-id mention. The issue is the UUID referenced is bogus on the new system. You need to change those to /dev/sda1 etc.

    That will get it to boot in my experience.

    FYI, its also prone to switch eth0 to eth1 when you do these types of moves....
    Last edited by jaredh; 01-Aug-2018 at 20:08.


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