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P2V conversion fails with the error: Error opening boot.ini file (2030505)

Symptoms

  • When converting a physical machine, running Windows Small Business Server 2003 and using VMware Converter Standalone 5.x, the conversion fails after reaching 100%.
  • In the Converter vmware-converter-worker.log file, located at C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone, you see entries similar to:

    2012-06-24T18:03:03.924-05:00 [03628 warning 'Default'] [,0] SSL_VerifyX509: Certificate verification is disabled, so connection will proceed despite the error
2012-06-24T18:03:12.330-05:00 [03628 info 'task-3'] [LogMessagesForQA] System volume is not detected.
2012-06-24T18:03:12.330-05:00 [03628 info 'task-3'] [BaseComputerImpl::Open] Config file: [datastore1] hostname.dns.local/hostname.dns.local.vmx
2012-06-24T18:03:18.830-05:00 [03628 info 'task-3'] Begin post-cloning adjustments
2012-06-24T18:03:18.861-05:00 [03628 info 'task-3'] Overwriting boot sector: 255 heads 63 sectors 2048 boot sector
2012-06-24T18:03:19.002-05:00 [03628 info 'task-3'] Overwriting boot sector: 255 heads 63 sectors 125831168 boot sector
2012-06-24T18:03:19.143-05:00 [03628 info 'task-3'] Finished updating target boot sectors
2012-06-24T18:03:19.143-05:00 [03628 info 'task-3'] Adjusting boot.ini file \\.\vstor2-mntapi10-shared-3E7F3E7F000010000000000007000000\\boot.ini<file:///\\.\vstor2-mntapi10-shared-3E7F3E7F000010000000000007000000\boot.ini>
2012-06-24T18:03:21.065-05:00 [03628 error 'task-3'] Error opening boot.ini file \\.\vstor2-mntapi10-shared-3E7F3E7F000010000000000007000000\\boot.ini<file:///\\.\vstor2-mntapi10-shared-3E7F3E7F000010000000000007000000\boot.ini> for reading
2012-06-24T18:03:59.299-05:00 [03628 warning 'Default'] [,0] Error opening boot.ini file boot.ini for reading
2012-06-24T18:03:59.299-05:00 [03628 error 'task-3'] [GetMntapiOsInfo] Got an error getting MNTAPI OS information
2012-06-24T18:03:59.299-05:00 [03628 error 'task-3'] [BaseDiskSetComputer::AnalyzeErrorAndThrow] Error occurred when opening disk set, MNTAPI_ERROR = 32 MNTAPI errorType = 0, errorCode = 2
2012-06-24T18:03:59.299-05:00 [03628 warning 'task-3'] [PopulateDetailedOsInfo] Failed to get MNTAPI OS version information
2012-06-24T18:03:59.299-05:00 [03628 warning 'Default'] [,0] Error opening boot.ini file boot.ini for reading
2012-06-24T18:03:59.299-05:00 [03628 warning 'task-3'] [PopulateDetailedOsInfo] Failed to get MNTAPI system volume: 32 (type = 0, code=2)
2012-06-24:[03628 warning 'Default'] [,0] Error opening boot.ini file boot.ini for reading
2012-06-24:[03628 warning 'task-3'] [PopulateVolumeMountPoints] Failed to get mountpoints for volume >3?7>3?70000010000000000: 32 (type = 0, code=2)
2012-06-24:[03628 warning 'Default'] [,0] Error opening boot.ini file boot.ini for reading
2012-06-24:[03628 warning 'task-3'] [PopulateVolumeMountPoints] Failed to get mountpoints for volume >3?7>3?700000100?0000000: 32 (type = 0, code=2)
2012-06-24:[03628 info 'task-3'] [LogMessagesForQA] System volume is not detected.

Cause

This issue is caused by a missing boot.ini file.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, recreate the boot.ini file:

  1. Locate the C:\boot.pcp file.

    Note: You may need to enable view hidden files and folders to find it.

  2. Create an empty c:\boot.ini file .
  3. Copy the contents of thec:\boot.pcp file to the new boot.ini file.
  4. Save and close the file.

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