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Old 02-20-2014, 03:25 AM   #1
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create image file for os in vmware


Hi everyone, I am newbie for Linux. I am using window 7 desktop and I installed VMware on it. And I installed debian 7.2 os in VMware workstation. After I boot up debian os, I also installed some requirements like opencv and so on. After that, I want to make .img file for the whole debian. Coz original debian was not included the requirements I want like opencv. So that's why I wanna make .img. Is it possible? If my question is a bit weird, so sorry for that. Thanks.
 
Old 02-20-2014, 09:45 AM   #2
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Hi everyone, I am newbie for Linux. I am using window 7 desktop and I installed VMware on it. And I installed debian 7.2 os in VMware workstation. After I boot up debian os, I also installed some requirements like opencv and so on. After that, I want to make .img file for the whole debian. Coz original debian was not included the requirements I want like opencv. So that's why I wanna make .img. Is it possible? If my question is a bit weird, so sorry for that. Thanks.
Spell out your words, please. And this question has been answered many times previously, but you don't tell us much past 'VMware'. Do you mean VMWare PLAYER, or some other VMware product??? Because Google has MANY suggested solutions:

http://www.thoughtpolice.co.uk/vmwar...rkstation.html
https://www.linux.com/news/enterpris...our-own-images

...and the VMware documentation isn't hard to find either:
http://partnerweb.vmware.com/GOSIG/Debian_7.html
http://partnerweb.vmware.com/GOSIG/D...l#installation
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...searchEntry.do
 
Old 02-21-2014, 06:28 PM   #3
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Not sure what you want to make. A vm has either a single or group of files that are the contents of the clients hard drive. Just copy them.

To make a clone of copy of almost any real or virtual hard drive you can use tools like dd or distro's like gparted or clonezilla or redobackup.
 
  


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