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dellsweig
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VirtualBox question

Greetings

Just installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 12 laptop.

Under the Mac version of VMware, there was an option to clone an existing PC on your home network into your MAC as a VM.

Does a similar feature/proceedure exist for VirtualBox?
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howardfine

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Look under the Machine tab. Isn't clone there?


hardware bum

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reply to dellsweig

I'm not at my computer where VBox is installed so I could be wrong. Try right clicking on the virtual machine you want to clone.



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said by dellsweig:

Under the Mac version of VMware, there was an option to clone an existing PC on your home network into your MAC as a VM.

Does a similar feature/proceedure exist for VirtualBox?

You can clone existing VMs, you cannot create a VM from another PC on your network with VirtualBox. VirtualBox does allow you to teleport or move an existing VM over a network from one VirtualBox host to another. Look up Teleporting in the help.
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If you still have the MAC adn VMWare, make the clone of the PC, creating the virtual disk etc. The take that virtual machine and import it into VBox. From what I read at one point, there is at least one format both VMWare and VoBox can read. It's worth a shot.

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jimkyle
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If you want to use an existing physical machine as a VM, there's a way to do so in VBox, but they warn that it's extremely risky and that attempts to use the machine both ways at the same time can destroy its data. Details are in the online documentation, which is also installed on your system when you install VBox.

As for the format that both VMWare and VBox can handle, it's the *.vmdk virtual disk file. I have a couple on my VBox systems that were created before I switched from VMWare Server to VBox. The VM itself did not transfer, but the disk did and that was adequate for my needs.
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Uraki
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reply to dellsweig

I've used the VMWare Converter to take a physical machine to virtual and then use the .vmdk in VirtualBox.

It's been a while since I did that, so I'm not sure if it still works.



chrisretusn
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If the PC in question is Windows based this little gem may be of use. I've used it to make a VM of my daughter's laptop, my laptop and even a Windows VM.

Disk2vhd - »technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysi···ee656415
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dellsweig
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said by Uraki:

I've used the VMWare Converter to take a physical machine to virtual and then use the .vmdk in VirtualBox.

It's been a while since I did that, so I'm not sure if it still works.

Anyone out there get this to work?? I am having touble getting VMware Player running (kernel header issues) under Ubuntu 12.1

Virtualbox runs fine....
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Uraki
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Have you looked at »help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player for VMware Player under Ubuntu?



dellsweig
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said by Uraki:

Have you looked at »help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player for VMware Player under Ubuntu?

I have it running on other Ubunto boxes but am havong trouble on this particular 64 bit laptop....
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JohnInSJ
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reply to dellsweig

said by dellsweig:

said by Uraki:

I've used the VMWare Converter to take a physical machine to virtual and then use the .vmdk in VirtualBox.

It's been a while since I did that, so I'm not sure if it still works.

Anyone out there get this to work??

Yep, I have done it as well. Seems to work.
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