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[mininet-discuss] Problem while importing minimet OVF file

Berwin H berwinkan at
Fri Jan 10 05:40:09 PST 2014


To solve this you can create new virtual machine either on vmware or virtualbox and choose ubuntu for OS then import the disk to your mininet .vmdk 
I was successful do this on vmware and virtualbox.

Hope this help

Berwin H

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> On 10 Jan 2014, at 20.29, brian mullan <bmullan.mail at> wrote:
> There are 3 files generated when you export the ovf from vmware workstation and maybe one or more of yours are corrupted or missing?
> Since you are on Windows... see if oracle's virtualbox windows helps.
> Migrating from VMware to VirtualBox
> brian
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Raviraj Vaghani <rvv1991 at>
> To: mininet-discuss at
> Cc: 
> Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 21:28:22 -0500
> Subject: [mininet-discuss] Problem while importing minimet OVF file
> I am trying to install mininet using Virtual box but I am getting this error again and again. I was trying to follow the start up guide but i am stuck at this point.
> "Failed to import appliance C:\Users\raj\Documents\Downloads\Compressed\mininet-2.1.0-130919-ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64-ovf\mininet-2.1.0-130919-ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64.ovf.
> Could not find a valid medium format for the source disk 'mininet-vm-x86_64.vmdk' Check correctness of the image format URL in the OVF description file..
> Result Code:	VBOX_E_NOT_SUPPORTED (0x80BB0009)
> Component:	Appliance
> Interface:	IAppliance {3059cf9e-25c7-4f0b-9fa5-3c42e441670b}
> "
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