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Bug 801813 - Virtual Machine Manager doesn't recognise VMDK images itself
Summary: Virtual Machine Manager doesn't recognise VMDK images itself
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 557107
Alias: None
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: virt-manager
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2012-03-09 15:05 UTC by Tobias Mueller
Modified: 2013-10-01 21:47 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-10-01 21:47:00 UTC

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Description Tobias Mueller 2012-03-09 15:05:07 UTC
Description of problem:
I downloaded a VMWare image and imported it using the Virtual Machine Manager. I selected the .vmdk file as storage to import.
After the wizard finished creating the virtual machine, it booted, but it failed, because it couldn't find any boot device.
Manually changing the format from "raw" to "vmdk" fixed that.

I would have expected it to realise that I have a VMDK image.

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-01-16 12:47:20 UTC
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Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2013-10-01 21:47:00 UTC
557107 tracks auto-managing storage with libvirt, which does this type of detection and will let us do the right thing here without having to play games with file extensions or similar

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 557107 ***

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