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HDD Image ( VMWARE or QEMU ) ?

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#1 mbzadegan


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:45 AM

hi every body
i have a hdd that booted in fedora and i want to get image from it and use its image on VMWARE or QEMU as a virtual .
How can i do it ?

#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:19 PM

The general idea of a "Tutorials" section, actually:

The best place to post tutorials or quick guides that show how things can be done.

isn't that of posting in there "any question that may cross your mind".

Next time it would be advisable:

If you are planning to image the hd from Linux, you can usee dd allright.
If you want to do it from Windows, this my be what you need:


#3 sanbarrow


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:43 PM

If you have VMware installed somewhere - add the disk - create a new VM - add the disk as physical disk.
This then creates a vmdk-file that represents the physical disk.

This vmdk file then can be converted to a regular vmdk with the tool vmware-vdiskmanager.

Easiest way to do this is to boot the Fedora system into a LiveCD with Workstation installed - then you can follow this guide

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