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How to export virtual machine from gnome-boxes to virtual box

asked 2018-10-09 09:52:10 -0600

jjoselon gravatar image

Hi, I would like to know whether is possible export all configuration, files, programs, etc of my virtual machine in gnome-boxes and then import it to a Windows 10 with virtual box

I have see this question but only works in the same system fedora.

My fedora versión is fedora28

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answered 2018-10-09 12:28:17 -0600

florian gravatar image

updated 2018-10-09 15:47:14 -0600

What you need to do is to convert the virtual hard disk from .img format (kvm/qemu (Gnome Boxes)) to VirtualBox' .vdi format. That file is your virtual machine's harddisk and it contains all files and programs. I assume you will have to recreate the actual settings for the VM in Virtualbox but once you have your virtual harddrive converted, that should be a piece of cake.

The bigger problem is how your host (please tell us which one you are running in your vm) is going to react on a new "hardware platform" or virtualization environment. For Windows, you may be in trouble and you may have to install the virtualbox drivers before disconnecting from KVM/QEMU.

Did you actually search the internet for your question? Here are top three results that came up for me. Maybe you can find some helpful information in there:

Whatever you do, make sure you have a proper backup of your virtual machine. Things may break.

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