markjs

Capturing GUID partition table disk

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Hello - for various reasons to long to mention here, i have 2 vmdk's created by a non Smart Deploy trained user. Ive brought these into VM Workstation. On trying to capture the image, i get an error 'Capturing guid partiton table virtual disks is not currently supported'

 

IS there anyway around this? Either via Smart Deploy or VMworkstation 12 ? Im not able to convert the vm disk to mbr as its a system disk. If i change the VM to boot to BIOS, this fails, as mbr cant be found, Only boots to EFI.

Any idea's ? Do i have to rebuild my images - hope not . . . .

 

Windows 10 image

VMWorkstation 12

Smart Deploy 2.0.2050

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Hello,

Unfortunately, SmartDeploy does not support capturing UEFI virtual machines. SmartDeploy supports deploying via BIOS or UEFI, just not capturing UEFI so you will have to recreate the VM.

Thanks,

SmartDeploy Support

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ok, thanks.

So how do i get around this? In order to install my Win10 OS, i need to set my VM (VM workstation 12) to boot to UEFI. Booting to BIOS prevents the VM from booting. 

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Is there anything in the pipeline for enabling capture of UEFI machines in Smart D ?

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Mark,

Currently there is no plans on supporting capturing UEFI based VMs. You can capture a BIOS based VM, and then deploy to a BIOS or UEFI enabled machine.

Thanks,

SmartDeploy Support

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(Passing thru) - I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) as long as you boot UEFI and setup, you're golden. If you're trying to set up the disk for GPT, shift+f10 (diskpart, convert GPT) after language selection. I haven't checked GUIDs, but my boots show up as UEFI (didn't have to do anything fancy VM - just add programs and capture)

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