Physical to Virtual in VirtualBox – VirtualBox P2V


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VirtualBox P2V Physical to Virtual in VirtualBox

This article explains how you can do VirtualBox P2V convert physical machine to virtual machine in Sun VirtualBox. It’s not straight forward method since there no tools available for VirtualBox P2V Physical to Virtual conversion. But still it’s possible with free VMware tool.

Before start the procedures, let me tell you how it’s going to work.

VirtualBox P2V

We will use a free VMware converter tool to convert physical  to virtual machine which will create VMX and VMDK files according to physical computer and disks configuration.

Then import the created VMDK file to VirtualBox as hard disk, create a virtual machine and boot from VMDK file hard disk. That’s it. It will work fine.

Don’t waste your time to search a tool VirtualBox P2V convert Physical to Virtual in VirtualBox directl, its not available till today if I’m not wrong.  If you are a VirtualBox fan and you want to try P2V and run in Sun VirtualBox, then this is the only VirtualBox P2V option available.

Physical to Virtual in VirtualBox – VirtualBox P2V – Step by step methods

1)      Download VMware Converter here

2)      Convert your physical computer to virtual using free VMware vCentre converter as mentioned here. Make sure you select correct physical partitions, processors and memory size for new virtual  machine. Don’t split the virtual disks during the conversion.

3)      Once successfully created, locate the VMX and VMDK files. Don’t bother about VMX files.

4)      Now add the newly created vmdk file to VirtualBox media manager as shown below.

VirtualBox P2V

5)      Read more about adding and accessing vmdk disk files in sun VirtualBox here. This article explains how you can access vmdk disk file as partition in side virtual machine in sun VirtualBox. We don’t require that much now. Just to know how to add vmdk file to sun VirtualBox media manger.

6)      After successfully added vmdk disk file, create a new virtual machine in VirtualBox. Select the correct guest OS, processor type and memory size. In virtual hard disk box  select ‘Use existing Hard Disk’ and browse the disk you added by vmdk file in VirtualBox media manager. So your new virtual machine will boot from vmdk disk which we converted from physical to virtual.

Physical to Virtual VirtualBox P2V

7)      That’s it. Boot the virtual machine now. It will be booting and working fine. Sometimes it may install additional required drivers on sun virtual machine. Let it complete and install the Sun guest additions  to get better display performance with additional features.

8)      You must see your physical computer on Sun VirtualBox as virtual machine now. This is the easiest method to convert Physical to Virtual in VirtualBox – VirtualBox P2V with free tool.

9)      If you are still interested in running pure sun VirtualBox machine with VDI files, you can convert your newly created VMDK files to VDI format with free tool as mentioned here. After created vdi file add it to media manager and boot virtual machine from vdi files.

If you face any problem let me know, we can solve it together. if I’m wrong about VirtualBox P2V tools tell me where I can download  it and do P2V in Sun VirtualBox in one shot.

Physical to Virtual VirtualBox P2V

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How to Revitalize Near-Dead Plants [Plants]


If your plants have become a casualty of the recent cold weather snap, or are simply showing signs of neglect, here’s a few useful steps for reviving them.

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According to web site Gardening Know How, just because your plant is limp and brown doesn’t mean it’s necessarily dead. If the stems or roots still have a hint of green and aren’t brittle or breaking off, there might be some life left in it yet.

If the roots look salvageable, trim off all the dead stems and leaves, and give the plant only half as much sun as it normally requires. Lightly water it, and in 3-4 weeks you should start to see some signs of life. Be sure to trim away any stems that aren’t producing leaves.

If the stems are history, you still might be able to rescue the plant anyway:

Cut away the stems a third at a time. You may find that as you get closer to the roots, the parts of the stem may be alive. If you do find living stem, try to leave as much as possible. If you find no living stem, leave at [least] 2 inches of the stem intact above the soil. Place the plant [in] conditions where it will get roughly half the amount of sun that is normally recommended for that plant. Water only when the soil is dry to the touch. If the plant is able to, you will see new stems sprout from around the remaining stem in a month or two. If you do not, recheck the roots to see if the plant has died.

These methods aren’t foolproof and, despite your best efforts, your favorite hydrangea still might end up DOA, but it’s worth a shot to try and save it. Have you ever rescued your plants from the brink of death? What restorative tricks worked for you? Let us know in the comments.

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This was written by a black gentleman in Texas and is so funny. What a great sense of humor and creativity!

When I was born, I was BLACK,

When I grew up, I was BLACK,

When I went in the sun, I stayed BLACK ,

When I got cold, I was BLACK,

When I was scared, I was BLACK,

When I was sick, I was BLACK,

And when I die, I’ll still be BLACK.

NOW, You ‘white’ folks . .

When you’re born, you’re PINK ,

When you grow-up, you’re WHITE,

When you go in the sun, you get RED ,

When you’re cold, you turn BLUE ,

When you’re scared, you’re YELLOW ,

When you get sick, you’re GREEN ,

When you bruise, you turn PURPLE ,

And when you die, you look GRAY .

So who y’all callin’

C O L O R ED folks?

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