Virtualbox: Cloning Suse Linux VMs

by Michael Urspringer - 09.07.2012

If you try to clone a Virtualbox VM with a newer version of Suse Linux the machine will no longer boot afterwards. You will get error messages like

Trying manual resume from
resume device dev/disk/by-id/ata-…-part1 not found (ignoring)
Waiting for device dev/disk/by-id/ata-…-part2 to appear
Could not find dev/disk/by-id/ata-…-part2
Want me to fall back to dev/disk/by-id/ata-…-part2 ? (Y/N)

The reason for that is that newer versions of Suse reference the storage device (the disks)  “by-id” instead of “by-name”. A simple solution for this problem can be found in this blog entry.

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