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AdrianS
I exported the VM as an OVF - it should be importable in any hypervisor that supports this. Is that OK for you?
I believe that VB and Microsofts's stuff should be able to load it
Kaj
I don't know that format. I suppose VMware can also just load it?
AdrianS
sure
that's a standard for VMs - OVF and OVA
Kaj
Does it retain the VMware settings? The problem with loading images from other emulators is that you don't get the emulation settings, so it can break when for example it defaults to SATA instead of ATA
AdrianS
I re-loaded it and it seemed fine
Kaj
Let's try it. We'll see what Doc says :-)
I don't see MS supporting it on Wikipedia, but it is supposed to work across VMware and VirtualBox
AdrianS
Kaj
It's unclear how to convert OVF to QEmu. Does the OVF contain a VMware VMDK disk image file?
AdrianS
yes
and an iso along with anothe couple of files - .mf, .ovf
btw, are you interested in having 50 GB on box.net? I see they're asking me to invite friends to get this amount for free
Kaj
An ISO and a VMDK? That sounds wrong. Is the installation CD still in that ISO?
If the CD was mounted as primary master, that would also explain why the installation partition couldn't be there
AdrianS
ah, you're right - forgot to unmount
Kaj
That would double the size. Not good for a download :-)
AdrianS
no, the second time around, I put the cd on the second controller
Kaj
The VMDK is good, though. Although it's a VMware format, QEmu can use that. That's why we always had VMware images in the past
AdrianS
but vmw workstation wouldn't let me put the hd as first dev on first controller with the cd as the second device

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