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Any trouble by using DD's for V2P (Virtualbox)?

PostPosted: 2017-11-26 01:18
by bester69
Someone recommend me Installing a virtual, and then moving to physicall with DD.

I did it , and it worked, I was wondering if it can come up or give into any trouble eventually with using just a "dd" comand as a method V2P.
I followed theses steps with success to get a V2P in virtualbox:

0 - Install System in a Virtualbox
1- Make available the virtual system disk in linux devices.

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sudo apt-get install qemu
sudo modprobe nbd max_part=16
sudo qemu-nbd -c /dev/nbd0 drive.vdi

2- Move virtual system to physical.
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sudo dd if=/dev/nbd0p1 |pv| sudo dd of=/dev/sda8  bs=4M

3- Made system bootable
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sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sda8 /mnt
sudo mount --bind /dev /mn/dev
sudo mount --bind /proc /mn/proc
sudo mount --bind /sys /mn/sys
sudo chroot /mnt
grub-install /dev/sda

It worked very well my V2P test :roll: