Convert Vmware to Vbox

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This tutorial show you how to its  easy  way  to  convert  the  Vitual machine  from  Vmware  to  Vitualbox.

 

lets  begin with   a  command  tools :

First   install Vbox to  your System :

Under  Debian base  systems :

For ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 you can install virtualbox directly using the command :

sudo apt-get install virtualbox

add the line to  your  Linux  distro, open the source list and add the line that of everydistribution :

sudo   gedit /etc/apt/sources.list 
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian intrepid non-free
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lenny non-free
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xandros4.0-xn non-free

then download  :

wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc
sudo apt-key add sun_vbox.asc

then add verification key

wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

then

apt-get install virtualbox

 

Under  Fedora and under  root user

cd  /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget  http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo
yum update
yum  install  VirtualBox

Under Centos  or  RHEL:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/rhel/virtualbox.repo
yum update
yum  install  VirtualBox

 

Download  Qemu   (QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.)

 

under  Debian/ubuntu

$sudo apt-get install qemu

under  Fedora/centos/Rhel

#yum  install  qemu

 

First  convert  vmdk  file   to  bin   file  with :

qemu-img convert system.vmdk    /home/download/system.bin

Now  convert  the  bin the  to  Vdi  with  Virtualbox command:

VBoxManage convertdd /home/download/system.bin system.vdi

 

 

The  GUI  way

start   the  Virtualbox

Go  File >   Virtual Media manager>

Go to  add  the  new  Disk .

Start   now  your  New  OS and Enjoy. and please  Ask  if  you  have  any  question

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