Converting VirtualBox OVA to QCOW2 for QEMU/KVM Deployment - Linux Tutorials - Learn Linux Configuration

In this detailed guide, we will explore the process of converting a VirtualBox OVA file to the QCOW2 format, a necessary step for deploying virtual machines in a QEMU/KVM environment. This conversion is essential for users looking to transition from VirtualBox to a more scalable and open-source virtualization option like QEMU/KVM. We’ll cover each step of the process, from exporting your VirtualBox machine to finally deploying it on QEMU/KVM.

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I have completed all the steps but the VM has not started correctly.

The “UEFI Interactive Shell v2.2” appears but I don’t know what I can do to continue with the VM initialization.

Can anyone guide me with the next steps?