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VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk), is a file format used for virtual machines developed by VMware.

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Create VMDK disk and crypt with LUKS and mount in fstab

Create a VMDK file (virtual disk), 100GB (self-expanding, that is, the file size grows as you add data). Configure it to encrypt with LUKS. Put it in the fstab to mount automatically. How to do it ...
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Mounting an Android VMDK with no external libraries

I have a VMDK file and when I run mount Android-img.vmdk /mnt/android/ I get wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0, missing codepage or helper program, or other error. I have ...
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Unable to Start VMware due to .lck - How To Fix?

When I try and start VMware, I get this error: I found this .lck directory, which contains a M45876.lck file. I am not sure how to safely remove this file, or do I remove the entire directory, or ...
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How do I convert one monolithic vmdk to split vmdk(s) using qemu-img

I am running VMware Player 15.5.1 on Windows 10 x64 with QEMU for Windows 20200201. TL;DR: How do I convert a monolithic vmdk (3.7GB) to split vmdk(s) (2GB each) via qemu-img? I downloaded a demo ...
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VMDK image for Ubuntu 18.04 Server

Official Ubuntu 18.04 Server is released in .iso format. Is it available in in vmdk format anywhere? If not, I want to create a vmdk image out of official Ubuntu image, can you please guide me in ...
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Virtualbox Windows 10 guest cannot boot from NVMe

I have the latest Virtualbox 5.2.18 in a Ubuntu 18.04.1. I have a guest system Windows 10. I have a vmdk hard drive ( virtual drive) saved in a SSD disk ( the file .vmdk. So i have recently upgraded ...
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dd manpage is so vague, how to create disk image

I am booting a live disk Ubuntu and I want to back up my entire SSD (sdb) with all 3 partitions (sdb1, sdb2, sdb3) to an image file on an external hard disk. This guide suggests this command: dd if=/...
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Mount vmdk disk ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 in VMware Workstation. HOST OS -WINDOWS 10 Now my hard disk is full and i attached a new vmdk hard disk and rebooted the system but while trying to mount it using sudo /...
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ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND, Evaluating _PRS (20160831/pci_link-176)?

Using a .vmdk image of gitlab-ce downloaded from Bitnami application stack. Starting it up in my favorite VM manager Parallels Desktop I get this every time I start the VM. All seems well but ACPI ...
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Resize Ubuntu /dev/sda1 partition in VirtualBox VMDK when /dev/sda is already larger

Some time ago I created a VMDK which was mapped to a raw partition on a SSD. The SSD was a 128GB one, I partitioned it in Windows (the host), made the second partition accessible to Windows (NTFS), ...
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How to convert vmdk to bootable Disk or usb

I have Mac os 10.12 in vmdk format and used it by VirtualBox on ubuntu. How to can i convert this vmdk file to bootable Disk or Usb for installing mac os?
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File size increases on disk image conversion with qemu-img

I downloaded two Ubuntu cloud image files xenial-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img (294M) and xenial-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.vmdk (282M) from https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/xenial/current/. I ...
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qcow2 image much bigger then original vmdk file after conversion. how to avoid that?

I converted a vmdk image file to qcow2 with qemu-img (on a ubuntu 14.04 server) sudo qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O qcow2 Odoo-disk1.vmdk odoo-disk1.qcow2 now, the resulting qcow2 image is more then ...
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qemu-img: error while reading sector 327680: Invalid argument

I am trying to convert vmdk image to raw format but I am getting an error statement. qemu-img convert -f vmdk Ubuntu-12.04-LTS-Jeos-1.0-disk1.vmdk -O raw myImage.raw and I am getting following ...
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How can I install ubuntu on pc using vmware image [duplicate]

I am using win 7. I have been using VMware for a while, I have installed ubuntu in it. Now is there any way, I can use this ubuntu image (vmdk) to install another OS on my pc parallel to win7 I hope ...
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Is there a free trusted virtual machine image with Ubuntu preinstalled?

Since the vmware virtual machine drivers are pretty standard I don't see any technical reason for a preinstalled image not to be portable. Although the above situation is obvious, I didn't find any ...