Deploying image to VM with smaller HDD
jmer129 last edited by
As the title explains, I’m trying to deploy a captured, resizeable image from a Dell PC to a vSphere VM. The problem I’m running into is that FOG is not partitioning the /dev/sda2 partition with enough space and the cloning process fails.
I’ve verified that the d1.fixed_partition_size under the /images/<image name>/ folder is “1” according to previous forum posts and I have the following listed as my d1.minimum_partition_size:
However, running fdisk -l gives me the following:
Is there something that I’m doing wrong? Is there a debug option for fixing partition sizes that I completely missed? Thanks for any help!
- FOG Version: 1.3.0 RC-6
- OS: Ubuntu
@jmer129 That’s exactly what this file is used for. It maintains which partitions should be “fixed” or set as it was when the image was originally captured.
jmer129 last edited by jmer129
Ah, somehow I mixed up the two image files there, sorry! The top image is the result of running fdisk -l, and the bottom is the d1.minimum_partition_size. The image was of a 500gb SATA drive (mostly empty) and I want to deploy to a 50gb VM.
I have made the change you suggested and it worked! What’s this file actually used for? I assume it tells Partclone which partitions to not resize?
Seeing as /dev/sda3 is 50GB in size, what’s the size of the VM you’re trying to write to?
Also, looking at the two files, it would appear partition 2 is the “boot partition”
Can you edit the d1.fixed_size_partitions file and add:
:2to the file so the file will ultimately look like:
Also, please consider moving to the RC-13. RC-6 has some issues (not relating to imaging that I’m aware of) but Trying to get a clean bit of information for users using older RC’s is somewhat difficult. What’s fixed in Rc-14 may not be fixed for RC-6 and it would be difficult to lead you in the right steps to get a working solution in the case you find something while ON RC-6.