rpi 400 img - vmware player

Asked by treloar on 2021-02-01

I saw this: https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi/thank-you?version=20.10&architecture=desktop-arm64+raspi

I wanted to try it out in Vmware Player to see how it is before going off and buying a rpi 400, alas I cannot install it... so far I tried

unxz ubuntu-20.10-preinstalled-desktop-arm64+raspi.img.xz

to get to just a img file and that doesn't work, so next I tried

qemu-img convert -O vmdk ubuntu-20.10-preinstalled-desktop-arm64+raspi.img.img ubuntu-20.10-preinstalled-desktop-arm64+raspi.vmdk

And installed it to VMWare as a HDD and tried to boot it and that doesn't work either.

How can I trial your software before going out and buying hardware for it to run on to know it works?
I'd hardly want to buy hardware for software that doesn't work.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Which processor architecture does your host system have?
As far as I know you cannot run software for arm processors in virtualization on hardware with intel/amd processors.
This might be possible with an emulator, e.g. qemu

treloar (treloar) said : #2


treloar (treloar) said : #3

Well I tried qemu and qemu-system-arm and it doesn't work either stating the img is corrupt, I've downloaded it on multiple PC's and OS now and copied it across to the system I specifically set qemu up on and its always corrupt

treloar (treloar) said : #4

I've given up

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #5

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