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Re: [Libguestfs] Virtualbox vdi Input Format and man pages



​Rich,

Thanks a lot for your detailed feedback, very helpful.
Will follow your suggestions and post again here as needed.


19.08.2017, 10:36, "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com>:

> It's good that you mention ‘qemu-img convert’, because the significant
> difference between virt-v2v & plain qemu-img conversion is that
> virt-v2v will try to install virtio drivers. Installing virtio
> drivers in a Windows guest post-conversion is a PITA which is why
> virt-v2v may be better if you require virtio.
>
> So ... to the topic: We don't specifically test conversion from
> VirtualBox or .vdi. But it ought to work.
>
> You will need the virtio drivers from:
>   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Windows_Virtio_Drivers
> You can either install that package so it appears under
> /usr/share/virtio-win, or you can use the .iso file from that package
> and set the VIRTIO_WIN environment variable to point to it:
>
>   http://libguestfs.org/virt-v2v.1.html#environment-variables
>
> Do you have metadata from VirtualBox (number of CPUs, RAM, etc) in
> some format? If not, then you should probably use the ‘-i libvirtxml’
> input method. You will have to write or modify the metadata, as
> documented here:
>
>   http://libguestfs.org/virt-v2v.1.html#minimal-xml-for--i-libvirtxml-option
>
> I believe that virt-v2v should be able to transparently convert
> the .vdi source file. You might or might not need to use the
> ‘-if vdi‘ option.
>
> It's safe to run virt-v2v on the guest disk image (or a copy, if you
> want to be extra cautious), just to see if it can be converted. If it
> fails or gives warnings or errors, then please post the full output of
> ‘virt-v2v -v -x ....’
>
> Rich.


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