converting VM from VMWare-format to Qemu
kimimeister at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 04:20:00 PST 2008
On 09/01/2008, Matthias Apitz <matthias.apitz at oclc.org> wrote:
> El día Wednesday, January 09, 2008 a las 11:06:28AM +0000, Kimi escribió:
> > I think the only part that needs converting is the VMDK files which is
> > the virtual hard disc drive. I'm not entirely sure if qemu-img handles
> > split VMDK files, I would be surprised if that was the case. I also
> > think the image is a sparse one go by the s in two of the VMDK's file
> > name. You can all but try.
> Thx for the answer; this is how the running VM sees the disk:
> # fdisk -l /dev/sda
> Disk /dev/sda: 6442 MB, 6442450944 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 783 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 1 5 40131 83 Linux
> /dev/sda2 6 68 506047+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/sda3 69 783 5743237+ 83 Linux
> maybe it is an idea to just punch the complete disk /dev/sda
> with dd(1) to a file outside the VM and convert/use this with
it was one of two other possibles I was going to suggest along with
running VMware Server for Linux. maybe overkill? I just try to think
free incase qemu-img cannot do what you need.
> > better place to have asked maybe is the qemu malling list available on qemu.org
> this is not a mailing list, but a BBS with web interface; I asked
> there already other stuff in the past w/o any answers; but will
> do give it a try again;
sorry, you can post user questions on the developer mailing list, I
see a few times. you know, maybe your question has been asked before?
maybe use gmane.org and see.
> > have you (anyone?) tried running VMware Player under FreeBSD's linux emulation?
> not me;
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