It is currently Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:35 am


All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: GNS3 WorkBench 5.6 - vmx to ISO?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:37 am
Posts: 5
Hello, I currently am in a unique situation where I can not use vmware at all... I need to use qemu in windows to launch the workbench. Is there a way to convert the vmx file to something that qemu can run?




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GNS3 WorkBench 5.6 - vmx to ISO?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:34 pm
Posts: 214
Aladine wrote:
Hello, I currently am in a unique situation where I can not use vmware at all... I need to use qemu in windows to launch the workbench. Is there a way to convert the vmx file to something that qemu can run?


I'm not sure about Qemu, but I know you can use VirtualBox. It's free and runs on Windows, Linux, OS X and FreeBSD. Just create a new VM for Ubuntu, and when you get to the hard drive options use an existing hard drive. Browse to the Workbench folder and choose your VM. I use it in VirtualBox and it runs fine.

Don't forget to install the VirtualBox drivers.

Best of luck,
Jason

_________________
J.Neumann, GNS3 Contributor & Forum Moderator (Minion ID: sin.zx81.1981ad)
Author: Cisco Routers for Small Business (Apress)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GNS3 WorkBench 5.6 - vmx to ISO?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:31 am
Posts: 555
Location: Slovakia
Hi,
read this article, please.
http://www.osnn.net/windows-applications/93431-coverting-vmx-file-into-iso.html

Qemu allows you to run vmdk file (hard drive) natively without need to convert to qcow format. Open vmx file with editor and check the settings. Then run vmdk hard drive with Qemu with parameters you get from vmx.

_________________
Brezular

All my tutorials can be found here:
http://brezular.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GNS3 WorkBench 5.6 - vmx to ISO?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:37 am
Posts: 5
So I'm still having issues, I try running GNS3 WorkBench-f001.vmdk it runs and then hangs.

"Error: couln't read file."


I think the issue is that the HDD is broken into 3 vmdk files. can I combine these someway?

GNS3 WorkBench-f001.vmdk,GNS3 WorkBench-f002.vmdk,GNS3 WorkBench-f003.vmdk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GNS3 WorkBench 5.6 - vmx to ISO?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:31 am
Posts: 555
Location: Slovakia
Hi,
I don't know if it will be working but you can try to use cat command.

cat file1 file2 file 3 > file123.iso

_________________
Brezular

All my tutorials can be found here:
http://brezular.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GNS3 WorkBench 5.6 - vmx to ISO?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:37 am
Posts: 5
I'm in windows....

On a Non-Admin account see the issue :)


Actually figured this out in windows:

had to "copy" the files together.

copy/b GNS3WorkBench-f001.vmdk+GNS3WorkBench-f002.vmdk+GNS3WorkBench-f003.vmdk Workbench.vmdk

This changed the 3 vmdk files into one. And I can now use it in QEMU. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GNS3 WorkBench 5.6 - vmx to ISO?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:31 am
Posts: 555
Location: Slovakia
Thanks to let us known ;)



_________________
Brezular

All my tutorials can be found here:
http://brezular.com


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO