[Mono-list] Suggestion: Mono 1.2.6 / openSUSE 10.3 VMware Image-SCSI instead of IDE

Andrew Jorgensen ajorgensen at novell.com
Mon Mar 10 13:58:30 EDT 2008

vmware-vdiskmanager cannot convert from IDE to scsi.  I don't know about
qemu-img supporting scsi some day.  It would be worth asking them but I
doubt it would be important as they have their own disk format.

Another reason this is not likely to happen is that IDE and SCSI disks
use different geometries (at least that's what the error message in
vmware says) and converting a disk image to a different geometry would
require changes to the partition table.

On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 15:53 -0800, Swaminathan Saikumar wrote:
> If you install VMware Server (or even Player, I think), it comes with:
> vmware-vdiskmanager.exe, which I believe can convert IDE disks to
> SCSI. If you do that manually, you need to change the vmx file to
> point to the SCSI disk instead of IDE.
> Does SCSI support sound like a feature request for Kiwi/qemu-img,
> given its high level goals?
> On 3/3/08, Andrew Jorgensen <ajorgensen at novell.com> wrote:
>         On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 11:16 -0800, Swaminathan Saikumar wrote:
>         > Hello, the VM image works great with VMware player/server,
>         and I loved
>         > MojoPortal on it. However, a lot of corporations use VMware
>         ESX
>         > server, which supports only SCSI disks on a VM. This VM
>         image uses an
>         > IDE disk. Changing it use a SCSI disk when building the
>         image should
>         > be pretty easy. If you can do that, it would be great, and
>         would help
>         > propagation of the image.
>         Kiwi (the system which creates our vmware image) uses qemu-img
>         to create
>         the disk image.  qemu-img cannot create or convert to a scsi
>         vmdk type.
>         Also there are no other tools to convert from an ide disk to
>         scsi.
>         Thank you for the suggestion.  Sorry for taking so long to get
>         back to
>         you about this.
>         - Andrew

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