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Old 08-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Convert VMWare .vmwarevm to VirtualBox?


Hi: New to VirtualBox running on Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon, but I have a virtual machine (Windows XP) running on my Mac under VMWare. Is it possible to convert it to VirtualBox? The instructions I've seen all refer to .vmdk files, however I think newer versions have converted the virtual machines (at least on Mac VMWare Fusion) to .vmwarevm architecture. Does anyone know if this will work?? Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-07-2013, 02:48 AM   #2
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The .vmwarevm package (really a folder) contains the .vmdk file as well as a configuration file, a BIOS file and a log file.

You need to open the package ("show package contents") and copy the .vmdk file to the Linux conputer. You can then use it in VirtualBox.
 
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Thyank you Ser. I didn't make that connection. I'll give it a whirl.

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One more confusion...sorry!

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The .vmwarevm package (really a folder) contains the .vmdk file as well as a configuration file, a BIOS file and a log file.

You need to open the package ("show package contents") and copy the .vmdk file to the Linux conputer. You can then use it in VirtualBox.
Sorry but when I show package, I see 2 sets of 21 vmdk files. 1 set: "Windows XP Professional-s0xx.vmdk" (-s01 through -s021 sequentially numbered) and 1 set: "Windows XP Professional -000001-s0xx.vmdk" (seqentially numbered.) No file individually is very big (at most about 131Kb.) There is an Applications folder, some vmware-x.log files, and a single file at the bottom marked "Windows XP Professional.vmdk" 1,605bytes long. I'm still confused! Thanks in advance.

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See "twoGbMaxExtentSparse-snapshot" at http://sanbarrow.com/vmdk/disktypes.html (more nfo: http://sanbarrow.com/vmdk-basics.html).
 
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Sorry but when I show package, I see 2 sets of 21 vmdk files.
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I simply made a new directory and dragged all of the files and folders inside the .vmwarevm package. By the way, if you do not know how to open packages on macs... right click the .vmwarevm file and you will see an option for "Show Package Contents".
 
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Sometimes it isn't worth the effort to try to convert. Might just on VM to a clonezilla iso and copy it off. The boot next vm to the iso and move it back to an empty hard drive of similar size.

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