Monday, May 12, 2014

Converting Parallels (VM) to (VirtualBox) Mac OS X

For some curious that one day they might encounter this situation as I do, follow the procedure for converting a virtual machine that operates in Parallels to VirtualBox, a simple and practical way.

First step is:

Backup "HD File of your VM", the important thing here is copy/backup ".hds" to "hdd" to another name|path|directory, something like this:

On "Terminal", using "cp" to copy .hds file to .hdd example:

sp4wnr0ot$ cp -i ˜/Documents/Parallels/win7.pvm/Windows7-0.hdd.0.{5fbaabe3-6958-40ff-92a7-860e329aab41}.hds ~/vms-converted/win7.hdd

Second and last step:

Open VirtualBox, New Virtual Machine and then "Import Disk From an Existing File", Navigate to previous file copied  "win7.hdd", that's it.

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