How to run on a Linux host that is under PlateSpin control

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This article discusses how to run the shell script used by PlateSpin Support when troubleshooting issues with Linux Conversions.

When running a conversion of a Linux system the conversion may enter a recoverable error state when attempting to take control of the source or target system. This may be due to missing storage controller drivers in the PlateSpin RAMDISK image. In order to diagnose these types of issues PlateSpin Support has developed a script which gathers additional information regarding the linux system while it is under PlateSpin Control.  



Obtain the script from \Program Files\PlateSpin Portability Suite Server\Dependencies

To run the shell script please follow the instructions listed below.

1.       Once the target system has booted into the PlateSpin RAMDISK image press ALT + F7 to open a command prompt
2.       switch to the /util directory using the command "cd /util"
3.       execute the command ". setEnv"
4.       execute the command " > /tmp/info.log 2>&1"
5.       Transfer the generated log file to another system using the SCP command "scp /tmp/info.log"
6.    Send the log file to


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