|Ah...your page you sent me to says to do that within the virtual machine...but I cannot do that =P|
I currently have my virtual machine on a computer I do not have privileges on, so when Qemu opens my virtual machine and tries to read/write on it, I get a 'access is denied' for writing. I am doing this for a school project in web design for my site. All I need to do is shrink it to put it on my USB, and it will be fine and work. But unfortunately, I cannot even open the virtual machine to do that within it. I need something like VMware Converter that can shrink a vmdk, but will actually support flat vmdk files.
I will see if the page you sent me to works anyhow outside the virtual machine.
Hmm...if there is a way to convert all the vmware files ( the 2 vmdk's, vmx, vmsd,nvram, & vmxf ) into just one flat vmdk, this would be an easy way to just skip all the zeroing out and wiping free space I would have to do on a 16GB vmdk. This file was originally a microsoft VHD file, but is not supported on Qemu ( as far as I know anyways...) So I converted it using Winimage. However, this made a big 16GB vmdk image that works perfectly on Qemu, but is too big to put on my small 2GB usb. It currently uses 200MB , but for some reason Winimage made it the full 16GB, which was just empty space on the virtual machines hardrive.
Is there any way you know of to convert a vmware image to just a flat vmdk image? This would be very helpful.