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I created a new VirtualBox machine from a vmdk file that is from an existing OpenSuse VM.

It starts to boot and then i get this: enter image description here

However, in the original VM i have ONE drive with two partitions (sda1, sda2) swap and regular drive.

I would have thought that by adding the that one drive these partitions would show up as they did in the original VM and it would boot normally.

enter image description here

What's going on?

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I seems you did use a SCSI controller in your original setup. Using an IDE controller will turn your disk-device into hda instead.

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yuuuuuuup!!!!!! (+1) – capdragon Dec 14 '11 at 14:06
    
had the same issue when porting a VMware machine to Virtualbox. This solved the problem. – Alko Jul 1 at 7:54

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