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convertfromraw

Convert from RAW to VDI When creating custom “RAW” images using mkimg they can be use in VirtualBox by converting them to “VDI” format, example: $ VBoxManage convertfromraw ec2.raw ec2.vdi --format VDI Converting from raw image file="ec2.raw" to file="ec2.vdi"... Creating dynamic image with size 3221292544 bytes (3073MB)... Once the image is in “VDI” format it can be resized using: $ VBoxManage modifyhd ec2.vdi --resize 8192 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100% The above command will resize the image to 8GB.