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Date:      Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:00:32 -0700
From:      Marc Fournier <>
To:        Carsten Heesch <>
Subject:   Re: Softlayer VPS: Loading FreeBSD
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Marc G Fournier
Owner, Hub.Org <>; Hosting Solutions S.A.

> On Jun 11, 2015, at 15:27, Carsten Heesch <> wrote:
>> That gave us IPMI access for the Bare Metal server we put in place,
>> but no KVM access for VPS =E2=80=A6 for VPS, I need to create an ISO =
of my
>> install, upload that and then they effectively =E2=80=98dd=E2=80=99 =
it to the VPS,
>> which is cool, but I need to figure out how to create an image based
>> on a VirtualBox build on a Mac OS X system :)
> If they really just "dd" it, then a RAW image of your Virtualbox
> instance should work, shouldn't it?

I knew when I typed this that I shouldn=E2=80=99t have .. :)   I don=E2=80=
=99t know what they do exactly, getting info out of htem is like pulling =
teeth =E2=80=A6 so far, I=E2=80=99m not even sure what I should be =
setting for ethernet configuration, although I=E2=80=99m suspecting =
=E2=80=9CDHCP=E2=80=9D, else I=E2=80=99d have to load a new ISO for each =
VPS I=E2=80=99m setting up =E2=80=A6

> Choose QCOW as the disk format in VirtualBox, and then use "qemu-img
> convert" to make a raw image.

I have several FreeBSD boxes, so if there is a method of converting from =
=E2=80=9CXYZ -> ISO=E2=80=9D using FreeBSD, that is cool too =E2=80=A6 I =
can make / configure the image on my desktop, upload to my server and do =
the conversion there =E2=80=A6

I can use qemu-img to pretty much convert to any format (except ISO) =E2=80=
=A6 but how do I get to that final step?

Thinking this through =E2=80=A6 ppl make livecd=E2=80=99s, so this is =
obviously possible =E2=80=A6 does it make sense that that is all I need =
to do?   Although I=E2=80=99ve never done it, mind you, but if I were to =
upload a regular liveCD, and they installed / booted that, that should =
be it =E2=80=A6 or am I overlookign something?

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