Linux – How to use the Fedora 22 Cloud RAW (.raw) image on VirtualBox

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I've downloaded the RAW image of Fedora 22 Cloud to use/install on my VirtualBox installation under Windows but just don't know how to use it. I understand that it may be a dd copy of a filesystem but I don't know for sure which filesystem it is and what to do. Thank you.

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  • You're going to need to convert your RAW image to .VDI or some other format of VirtualDisk so that VirtuaBox knows what to do with it.

    Here's a native VirtualBox command I've used in the past to convert .RAW images (made with dd cloning command) into .VDI format

    Try this:
    VBoxManage convertdd YourFedoraImage.raw NewNameForYourFedoraImage.vdi --format VDI

    It goes without saying that your terminal/command line needs to be in the VirtualBox installation folder in order to use VBoxManage. I originally got this one liner from this post. It has several one liners for using VBoxManage to convert .RAW images into several different formats. ie: .VDI, .VMDK and/or back to .RAW.

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