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Open Suse Linux converted from VmWare fails to boot with an error message

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Standard Edition

ISSUE

Open Suse Linux converted from VMware fails to boot with the error (or similar):

could not find /dev/sda2
Want me to fall back to /dev/sda2? (Y/n)

CAUSE

The Boot Loader was missed during the conversion.

Resolution

Please reinstall the Boot loader to the virtual machine using an Open Suse Live CD.

Boot the virtual machine using Live CD and perform the following actions:

# mkdir /old_root
#
mkdir /old/dev
# mount /dev/sda2 /old_root
# mount --bind /dev /old/dev

# chroot /old_root
# /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
# reboot


 




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