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[Qemu-devel] [Bug 907994] Re: converting VDI to IMG

From: Stefan Weil
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [Bug 907994] Re: converting VDI to IMG
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:13:01 -0000

Which version of QEMU do you use?
You can run QEMU with the original (=vdi) image (and use -snapshot, then QEMU 
won't write to the image), too.

A Windows blue screen or a start menu is a clear indication that the image 
conversion was successful.
Therefore I assume that this is not a QEMU related problem but a Windows 

Windows does not like when you move installation images from one machine to 
one with different hardware. That's what you do when you move from VirtualBox 
to QEMU.

** Changed in: qemu
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  converting VDI to IMG

Status in QEMU:

Bug description:
  I'm so close to moving away from VrtualBox to using Qemu.  However
  I've run into some issues converting my  existing virtual machine from
  VirtualBox to Qemu. I'm running Qemu on Fedora 16. I took my
  windows_xp.vdi and tried to convert it to qemu. The conversion goes
  well without any errors but then when I import the converted file to
  Qemu, it won't start. Here is the info on the file that I'm trying to

  $ qemu-img info windows_xp.vdi 
  image: windows_xp.vdi
  file format: vdi
  virtual size: 21G (22020096000 bytes)
  disk size: 9.4G
  cluster_size: 1048576

  qemu-img convert windows_xp.vdi  windows_xp.img

  I created a new virtual machine  and used the converted machine created (from 
the above step).

  When I try to start the newly created virtual machine, it keeps
  failing. There is a blue screen of death that goes away too soon. and
  I'm stuck with the windows start menu "safe mode,  start normally "
  etc.. but no matter what I do I can't seem to start the vm.

  Any help much appreciated.


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