Windows 10: Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image  

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  1.    01 Nov 2016 #60

    Kari said: View Post
    You need of course set a viBoot vm to use an existing virtual switch when setting it up. Extract from Ten Forums Macrium viBoot tutorial, see #4 in step 2.6 and in screenshot:




    By default no switch is selected, hence no network connection.
    Thanks - I thought I had done this - will try again.

    Ah - I see where I went wrong now - you set it up in viboot - not hyper-v after creation.
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       01 Nov 2016 #61

    cereberus said: View Post
    Ah - I see where I went wrong now - you set it up in viboot - not hyper-v after creation.
    Exactly
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  3.    01 Nov 2016 #62

    Kari said: View Post
    Exactly
    Tried this but it is stil not working - I cannot see why. From network setting I see the virtual switch but it has a red X next to it.
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       01 Nov 2016 #63

    I have some difficulties to understand what you mean, network settings on host or on vm?

    I simply can't make it fail. Here's an example of an external virtual switch assigned to an Ethernet NIC:
    On host, network adapters should look like this, physical NIC (A) showing Enabled, switch assigned to it (B) showing network name meaning it's connected:

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    In viBoot Manager when setting up vm you select the above mentioned external switch:

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    When viBoot vm has been created you can see in Hyper-V > viBoot vm > Settings that the correct switch is in use:

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    ... and the viBoot vm has network and Internet connection:

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  5.    02 Nov 2016 #64

    Kari said: View Post
    I have some difficulties to understand what you mean, network settings on host or on vm?

    I simply can't make it fail. Here's an example of an external virtual switch assigned to an Ethernet NIC:
    On host, network adapters should look like this, physical NIC (A) showing Enabled, switch assigned to it (B) showing network name meaning it's connected:

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Views: 125
Size:  14.2 KB

    In viBoot Manager when setting up vm you select the above mentioned external switch:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	27 
Size:	37.3 KB 
ID:	108554

    When viBoot vm has been created you can see in Hyper-V > viBoot vm > Settings that the correct switch is in use:

    Name:  image.png
Views: 79
Size:  77.6 KB

    ... and the viBoot vm has network and Internet connection:

    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	30 
Size:	366.3 KB 
ID:	108556
    I'll look again when I get a moment - I am sure I have just done something silly. I'll post images if I cannot sort it.

    Thanks.
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  6.    05 Nov 2016 #65

    Started again and got it working but had to right click on network icon and then it worked. Thanks Kari.
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       05 Nov 2016 #66

    You are welcome
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  8.    05 Nov 2016 #67

    Hi Kari, I hope you can help me again.

    I want to restore my system image inside a vm, but I cannot work out how to do it.

    I created a gen 2 vm booting from the macrium rescue iso, but when it loads, it cannot see the hard drives as only a basis session.

    I have two hard drives, and I know I can take the a drive offline and attach that. Of course, you cannot take the drive with the host OS offline.

    My problem is that Macrium does not see the second drive in winpe mode even though I have tried injecting sata controller drivers into the Macrium Rescue Iso. So I cannot see the second drive to take it offline, to add it in hyper-v.

    I can get round it by installing windows in hyper-v, then adding Macrium as a boot entry but I did not want to do this.

    Another possible way round it I can think of is trying to boot from second drive (drive 1) using OS in a vhd, and then I should be able to take drive 0 offline.

    Another way possibly is creating an iso with the MR files and the recovery image so image is in X drive?

    Any other hopefully simpler suggestions?
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       05 Nov 2016 #68

    A method I use:

    • Hyper-V Manager > New > Hard Disk, create a new VHD just big enough to store the Macrium image
    • When created, the VHD is not initialised and formatted, therefore you need to attach it as VHD in host Disk Management first
    • In host Disk management, initialize VHD (MBR if going to be used on Gen 1 vm, GPT if Gen 2), create new volume using full capacity, format
    • Let Disk Management stay on screen, open File Explorer, copy Macrium image to VHD which at this point is shown as a hard disk on host
    • Back to Disk Management, detach VHD (it can't be used by VM if attached to host)
    • In VM settings, add this VHD to IDE 1 (Gen 1 vm) or SCSI (Gen 2)
    • Boot with Macrium boot device
    • Restore image from secondary VHD

    Looks complicated, is in fact pretty straight forward and simple.
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  10.    05 Nov 2016 #69

    Kari said: View Post
    A method I use:

    • Hyper-V Manager > New > Hard Disk, create a new VHD just big enough to store the Macrium image
    • When created, the VHD is not initialised and formatted, therefore you need to attach it as VHD in host Disk Management first
    • In host Disk management, initialize VHD (MBR if going to be used on Gen 1 vm, GPT if Gen 2), create new volume using full capacity, format
    • Let Disk Management stay on screen, open File Explorer, copy Macrium image to VHD which at this point is shown as a hard disk on host
    • Back to Disk Management, detach VHD (it can't be used by VM if attached to host)
    • In VM settings, add this VHD to IDE 1 (Gen 1 vm) or SCSI (Gen 2)
    • Boot with Macrium boot device
    • Restore image from secondary VHD

    Looks complicated, is in fact pretty straight forward and simple.
    Thanks -this looks easy enough but I got round it another way in essence using same principle using a virtual dvd drive rather a virtual hard drive which was slightly easier. I simply created a virtual dvd iso using imgburn with macrium file and mounted that as a second dvd drive.
    Last edited by cereberus; 05 Nov 2016 at 11:40.
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