How to convert .img to usable VirtualBox format

  1. Select a virtual machine by clicking its name in the VirtualBox window
  2. Click the Machine menu at the top of the VirtualBox window, and click Settings
  3. Click the Storage category in the Settings window
  4. Right-click in the storage tree pane, and click Add Floppy Controller
  5. Right-click the Floppy Controller device, and click Add Floppy Device
  6. Click the Choose Disk button in the prompt window that appears
  7. Navigate to the floppy disk image file (.IMG) on your computer and double-click it

If that doesn’t work, try renaming the .IMG as .ISO and mount it.

If that too doesn’t work, use VBoxManage’s convertfromraw command as follows:

VBoxManage convertfromraw --format VDI input.img output.vdi

for vmdk format

VBoxManage convertfromraw --format VMDK input.img output.vmdk

Mount the VDI as a hard disk.

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