After using VMware Converter to convert a physical RHEL4 host into a virtual machine running on ESX Server 3.0.x, the RHEL4 guest operating system fails to boot. The following error message is returned:
No volume groups found
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Note: This issue might also apply to other Linux distributions.
The issue occure because the initial ramdisk image does not include the drivers or modules for the LSILogic virtual SCSI adapter in an ESX Server 3.0.x virtual machine. These modules are not in the initial ramdisk image because the image is originally created on a system that does not use this hardware. To fix this issue, you must replace the existing initial ramdisk image with a new one that includes the proper drivers.
Note: Before you begin modifying the guest operating system, ensure the SCSI host adapter for the virtual machine is set to LSI Logic. For more information, see Changing the type of SCSI controller used in a Hosted virtual machine (1216).
Here are the steps required to do this:
|Last Modified Date: 09-12-2008ID: 1002402|