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Old 08-24-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Question Create an ISO image from a sdcard and reuse it in VMware


Hi All,
As posting in this forum , I'm a newbie and more a windows user.
I have a appliance which use a linux system on an memory card.
My idea is to try to run it under Vmware.
To do so, I "just" need to create an image of the card as well as resotoring it in VMware on a Hard drive.
I already extracted the card, find the appropriate reader.
Now, any idea on how I can do this ? is dd command the right one ? because I tried and it did not worked ...
( I run a live cd on my laptop to recognise the reader, do the dd image then move the file to vmware, dd write, but it s not booting
any idea ? a step missed ?
thx !
 
Old 08-24-2011, 04:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!
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I have a appliance which use a linux system on an memory card.....
May I suggest that you are being too secretive, and not giving us enough information for us to be able to offer you sensible advice?

- Which "linux system ?
- What "appliance" (hardware & CPU type matters here) ?

If you are attempting to do something that is not legal, you will not find help here, but we'll say "No", politely.

Please supply a lot more information.
 
Old 08-24-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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dd should be able to copy a supported mounted device. From a live cd can you view contents or is the drive some other OS?

dd would create a raw image. I use that in qemu so to get that to a vmdk may require conversion then you'd have to make a vmx file to create a machine. qemu-img can convert some formats.
 
Old 08-31-2011, 05:20 AM   #4
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Hi
so, to answer to questions :
Linux used : Slackware
CPU & appliance : it's like a generic Pc, that's one of my problem, and I asked to dev they they answered I don't need to know exactly ... I just know that there is 4go of Ram ..

this is not illegal, I work for this company. I need to have a VM env to do test but dev do not want to help as they are "too busy"... so I try to find other methods. the final goal is a demo lab in fact, so I don't care about performances. Anyway, our product use licenses, so withtout license, no usable ;-)
 
Old 08-31-2011, 04:30 PM   #5
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Re-read my post.
 
  


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