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Convert Virtualbox VDI for VMware Player

Regarding the VM that I mentioned in my previous post – this way I also got it to work in VMware Player:

  • Install and start Virtualbox (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads)
  • Go to File – Import Appliance (and import the ova file mentioned in my last post)
  • Close Virtualbox
  • Use VBoxManage on the command line to clone the VDI to VMDK, roughly as described here (but do not try to uninstall guest additions):  http://scottlinux.com/2011/06/24/convert-vdi-to-vmdk-virtualbox-to-vmware/
  • Create a new empty Linux/Debian VM in VMware Player
  • Close VMware Player
  • Edit the new vmx file so that it points to the cloned vmdk
  • Then open the VM in VMware player again. Now it should boot into Debian.
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Categories: debian, virtualbox
  1. November 28, 2012 at 06:47

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