Steve Jobs has the last laugh...or maybe Bill does...I guess it's all based on perspective.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
This is an adventure in converting a dd raw disk image to a vmdk image suitable for vmware on Mac OSX. Amazingly annoying so I documented it to save you the trouble. Of course these instructions are valid for as long as all the software used stays the same. Good Luck!
install Apples Xcode developers tools from the App Store
install macports from here:
This is the version I used:
Then confirm it wall worked:
sudo port version
Update it, not sure what this does but you need to do it (uses internet):
sudo port selfupdate
Now install the Xcode command line tools (assuming you already installed Xcode)
sudo xcode-select --install
Now install qemu:
sudo port install emu
---> Computing dependencies for qemu blah blah blah....
Then all the sudden I get this:
So naturally I click OK and allow massive amounts of additional code to be installed blindly on my computer...all provably secure and safe!
I also installed this
It will fetch a bunch of junk and finally get it all installed. It probably installed a bunch of rootkits and implants along the way so my computer is probably totally owned now but hey computers are disposable now right?
BTW...as the first macport I installed this process took close to 45 minutes...most of it waiting for downloads of dozens of libraries. To be specific these are the debs:
So now qemu is installed and I can now convert a raw dd disk image to a vmdk
qemu-img convert -O vodka original-disk.dd converted.vmd
These files contain current leases issued by the built in vmware DHCP server...helpful in finding the IP of a box you can't login to.