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#443 add support for virtual disk images (vmdk vdi etc)

nice_to_have
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nobody
Disk Image (8)
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2013-11-03
2011-07-11
affiss
No

hello ,

bochs needs to support various formats of virtual hard disk images , including but not limited to vdi , vmdk , iso ...etc
this way the switching cost to/from bochs would be considerable less.

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  • Bochs already supports iso. And also Vmware3 and Vmware4 disk image formats.

    Please list the formats you ask for with explanation where they come from and where disk image format specs can be found.

     
  • Assigning to new category 'Disk Image'

     
  • affiss
    affiss
    2011-09-05

    1) Virtual Disk Image (VDI) files from VirtualBox
    2) VMDK container format that is used by many other virtualization products, in particular, by VMware.

    as well as fixed-size images and dynamically expanding images.

    cheers

     
  • Volker Ruppert
    Volker Ruppert
    2013-11-03

    • status: open --> closed
    • Group: --> nice_to_have
     
  • Volker Ruppert
    Volker Ruppert
    2013-11-03

    The VDI format is released under the GPL, so we cannot implement it. The VMDK version 4 format is already supported (aka 'vmware4').