Unable to migrate (import) from Parallels

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Ballo
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Unable to migrate (import) from Parallels

Post by Ballo »

Hi. I've been trying to import two VMs from Parallels and I get the same error regardless if it's a Windows or Linux VM:
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This is on an M2 MacBook. The VMs worked fine but Parallels has an absolutely broken network interface on Apple Silicon and no interest in fixing it so I would like to try VirtualBox. I have a lot of configuration so installing from scratch would be my very very last option.

I have attempted to delete the floppy and optical boot drives, and EFI boot is selected. I'm using vbox "Version 7.0.97_BETA5 r161444 (Qt6.3.0)"
scottgus1
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Re: Unable to migrate (import) from Parallels

Post by scottgus1 »

Success here will strongly depend on what OS is in the VM.

Please see M1/M2 Mac 7.0 Beta Status. Unless the OS is really old Linux, it won't work.

The ARM Virtualbox won't run typical modern x86-64 Windows or Linux.

If the OS is an ARM OS, Virtualbox also won't run that. Virtualbox only handles x86 OS's.

I think I remember reading that UTM might be useful on M# Macs fir ARM OS's.
Ballo
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Re: Unable to migrate (import) from Parallels

Post by Ballo »

Huh? So VirtulBox on ARM doesn't run ARM? What's the point? Pleas confirm VirtualBox on ARM doesn't run ARM so I can delete it and not bother you guys ever again. Thanks.

Also UTM's USB support is broken and no signs that anyone is working on it. If there are no other options I guess I'm screwed 100%.
scottgus1
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Re: Unable to migrate (import) from Parallels

Post by scottgus1 »

Ballo wrote: 18. Feb 2024, 23:50 Pleas confirm VirtualBox on ARM doesn't run ARM
For now, but it is a goal to reach one day: viewtopic.php?p=537649#p537649

Other options will be suitable for a web-search.
Ballo
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Re: Unable to migrate (import) from Parallels

Post by Ballo »

scottgus1 wrote: 19. Feb 2024, 00:07 Other options will be suitable for a web-search.
Yeah, unfortunately: no
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