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.
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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 ***