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Convert Armbian x86 img


primoitt

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Hello,

 

I wanna test Armbian x86 on virtual machine.

 

Is possible to convert its img file to some format (vdi or vmdk) and boot on Virtualbox?

 

I made a attempt but it wont boot..

 

VBoxManage.exe convertfromraw --format VDI armbian.img ambian.vdi

 

Thx a lot

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20 hours ago, primoitt said:

Is possible to convert its img file to some format (vdi or vmdk) and boot on Virtualbox?

 

This is how it goes on KVM ... if it helps.

 

wget -q -O - "https://redirect.armbian.com/region/EU/uefi-x86/Jammy_current" | xz -d > image.iso
sudo qemu-img convert -f raw -O qcow2 image.iso /var/lib/libvirt/images/image.qcow2
sudo qemu-img resize /var/lib/libvirt/images/image.qcow2 +10G
virt-install --name Armbian --memory 2048 --vcpus 4 --disk /var/lib/libvirt/images/image.qcow2,bus=sata --import --os-variant ubuntu22.04 --network bridge=br1 --noautoconsole

 

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Well, we mostly use Win PCs. So using either Virtual Box or Hyper-V. And no any possible ways to use IMG in these engines. Could you distribute ISO-image for x64 build?

 

On 3/19/2023 at 6:22 PM, Igor said:
wget -q -O - "https://redirect.armbian.com/region/EU/uefi-x86/Jammy_current" | xz -d > image.iso

This command doing nothing but rename IMG downloaded to ISO! So this is not ISO at all.

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2 minutes ago, walkin-corpse said:

Could you distribute ISO-image for x64 build?


They are ISO images, just compressed with .xz

 

1 minute ago, walkin-corpse said:

This command doing nothing but rename IMG downloaded to ISO!


Yes. this should be correct ISO image, just with fixed name. If you use this link https://redirect.armbian.com/region/EU/uefi-x86/Jammy_current our redirector will give you latest image.

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14 hours ago, walkin-corpse said:

IMG-format and ISO-format aren't equal.

 

"Virtual disk images (such as VHD and VMDK) are intended to be used for cloud computing,"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMG_(file_format)#Comparison_to_ISO_images


Our build framework can generate cloud images directly https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/main/extensions/image-output-vhd.sh in case you need to automate this and you don't want to mess with additional scripting.

 

./compile.sh ENABLE_EXTENSIONS="image-output-vhd" 

 

14 hours ago, walkin-corpse said:

armbian-install not helps, not detect SATA VHD.

 

Try using dd and copy entire image from USB to /dev/vdi or whatever disk device is.

 

Please provide armbianmonitor -u and if you want to look into & help in this context, here are sources. You are also welcome to open a ticket and we both can hope someone will fix this soon. Even its probably just one-line fix, someone needs to find that line, test it to make sure it works and open a pull request. 

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