When you perform a P2V conversion of Debian Linux host using stand-alone version of VMware Converter host you may get a GrubInstaller error as “An error occurred during the conversion: ‘GrubInstaller::InstallGrub: /usr/lib….”.

You can right click the error message and export the logs for detailed error logs. The detailed log file contains the message as below.

msg = “An error occurred during the conversion: ‘GrubInstaller::InstallGrub: /usr/lib/vmware-converter/installGrub.sh failed with return code: 127, and message: –> Installing GRUB1 on (hd0)… –> /vmware-updateGrub.sh: 59: grub: not found –> Error installing GRUB –> Error running vmware-updateGrub.sh through chroot into /mnt/p2v-src-root –> ‘”.

This error occurs because More