In Virtualbox cannot boot from vdi image converted from qcow2 from OpenStack

asked 2013-10-07 04:48:03 -0600

lexlian gravatar image

I would like to convert OpenStack snapshot for local VM usage by VirtualBox, here is what I did,

  1. Create a snapshot for a Linux VM in OpenStack
  2. Use Glance CLI to get the snapshot in a local Ubuntu machine and the image format is qcow2 with bare container.
  3. Convert image format to vdi using > qemu-img convert command under Ubuntu > using qemu-img convert -f qcow2 > test.img -O vdi test.vdi
  4. Copy the vdi to a Windows host machine with VirtualBox and create a new box and add storage of 'test.vdi' file

Start the new new box and I keep getting 'no bootable medium found!' error.

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answered 2016-09-19 12:24:55 -0600

cheer gravatar image

The problem may occur that convert qcow2 to vdi.

qemu-img convert -O vdi test.img test.vdi

If It still not work,you will try to download image file as qcow2

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answered 2013-11-14 11:51:59 -0600

susana gravatar image

It occurs the same if you use the tool VBoxManage convertfromraw. I tried to convert a openstack raw image to vdi and to vmdk and in both cases the results is the same "no bootable medium found"

So please, if you find some solution, let me know Thanks!

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seem lime your post is broken.. i cannot see after "vdi and to ..."

cha gravatar imagecha ( 2014-01-22 07:57:44 -0600 )edit

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