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I am trying to virtualise a server which is a few years old onto VMware. The conversion from physical to virtual machine failed and I think it's because the boot ...
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- 05-24-2010 #1
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- Sep 2008
Migrate from lilo to grub
I am trying to virtualise a server which is a few years old onto VMware. The conversion from physical to virtual machine failed and I think it's because the boot loader was lilo and VMware wants grub.
I am very nervous about changing the boot loader in case I stuff it up. If I do stuff the grub configuration and can't reboot the machine, how do I rectify that? I have a Knoppix Live CD which I can boot into, but then once I've booted that up how will I re-enable lilo?
PS, in case anyone is kind enough to compare my grub with the current lilo conf, here they are.
append=" failsafe resume=/dev/hda5"
kernel /boot//vmlinuz-2.6.12-12mdksmp root=/dev/hda1
Does the new grub conf look OK? (BTW there is only a / partition on this box - no separate /boot partition).