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Convert from VirtualBox to KVM

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Quickest and dirtiest way to convert your VirtualBox machine into a KVM machine.

First of all, make sure you have enough space. If you have created a dynamically growth disk, the virtual disk has been defined as 20GB in size, but is only currently using 8GB, you will need 28GB extra (8 for the original file you already have + 20 for the temp file + 8 for the final file). If you’re using disks with pre-allocated size, you will need 2 times extra the space (20 original + 20 temp + 20 final, in this example).

1 – Convert the VirtualBox VDI file into a RAW image.

$ VBoxManage clonehd --format RAW MyTestVM.vdi MyTestVM.raw

2 – Convert the RAW image into a QCOW file.

$ qemu-img convert -f raw MyTestVM.raw -O qcow2 MyTestVM.img

3 – Voila. Go into virt-manager, create the machine, and use your newly created image.


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março 3, 2010 at 01:20

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Atualizando Nokia utilizando VirtualBox

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Apesar de ser uma dica antiga (2008), funciona perfeitamente.

Se você quiser utilizar o Windows rodando dentro do VirtualBox para atualizar o firmware do seu celular Nokia (eu tenho um E71), basta seguir as dicas neste site.

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julho 12, 2009 at 21:35

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After a long time with my old Athlon 3000+, I decided it was time for an upgrade. After not-so-careful choosing, here’s what I got:

  • Motherboard ASUS M2N-X.
  • Processor Athlon64 X2 5000+.
  • Memory 2GB DDR2 800Mhz

Most of what I had before has been preserved, like hard drives, monitor, etc.

So no huge difference, except now I have dual core in the desktop (already have a dual core laptop) and I can do virtual machines at home.

Anyway, not going to bore you about how cool this machine is, how easy it was just to rebuild initrd, etc etc etc.

What matters now:

  • There is a new poll in my blog. Tell me what kind of computer you have.
  • The remainder parts of my old machine are for sale.

Let the fun begin. 🙂

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junho 15, 2008 at 12:05

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More fun with VirtualBox

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Playing a little more with VirtualBox (*). Now I have 2 guest OSes being installed at the same time, while I’m still browsing (and blogging), reading e-mail, chatting on IRC and listening to my music. All that with 75%~80% CPU usage. All that on an AMD 3000+ (Fedora 8 with 64bits kernel). 🙂

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janeiro 16, 2008 at 20:23

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What a great surprise to discover such nice virtualization application. VirtualBox works so nice, so fast and so smooth, and has such a very easy and well designed interface. Very cool.

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janeiro 15, 2008 at 15:11

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