Default geometry of DiskClone could be wrong

Jun 24, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Hi Ken,

More testing of DiskClone.

The resultant Geometry of a VMDK/VHD created always a sectors/track as 63.

 

Somehow VMWARE Fusion created a SBS2003 server with a geometry of 56, so I cloned it, but the descriptor file had:

ddb.geometry.biosSectors = "63"

ddb.geometry.sectors = "63"

when it should be 56.

 

DiskImageBuilder builder = DiskImageBuilder.GetBuilder(OutputDiskType, OutputDiskVariant)
always defaults the image file 63 sectors.

At 63, the image does not start, you only get 'Error Operating System will not load"
if I change the decriptor manually to 56, it starts fine.

What do you think is wrong?

Thanks,

Mark

 

 

Coordinator
Jun 25, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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