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I am not unable to import or use cloudera quick start vm 5.12 virtual box in oracle virtual box

Hi ,


I have downloaded cloudera quickstart Vms 5.12 for virtual box. However when I unzip(using 7-zip) there is no .OVF file. only cloudera-quickstart-vm-5.12.0-0-virtualbox-disk1.vmdk file exist. Why ths is happened. for 5.12 there is no OVF file exist?


I have 64 bit win7, 4GB RAM laptop


When I install through virtual box by selecting that .VMDK file I am getting error duing like below


Failed to open the disk image file C:\Users\USER\Downloads\cloudera-quickstart-vm-5.12.0-0-virtualbox\cloudera-quickstart-vm-5.12.0-0-virtualbox-disk1.vmdk.

Could not get the storage format of the medium 'C:\Users\USER\Downloads\cloudera-quickstart-vm-5.12.0-0-virtualbox\cloudera-quickstart-vm-5.12.0-0-virtualbox-disk1.vmdk' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).

Result Code:VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005)
Interface:IMedium {4afe423b-43e0-e9d0-82e8-ceb307940dda}
Callee:IVirtualBox {0169423f-46b4-cde9-91af-1e9d5b6cd945}



I am selecting type -Linux, vrsion -RED HAT 64 bit in virtualbox.


Could you please help me to use cloudera quick start vm? Your assistance will be appreciated

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Re: I am not unable to import or use cloudera quick start vm 5.12 virtual box in oracle virtual box

I downloaded the virtualbox version of the 5.12 Quickstart VM to double check your results. After unzipping the download the OVF file was present so perhaps you had a corrupted download. 


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While I have you, I would suggest checking out our community article How to setup Cloudera Quickstart Virtual Machine for instructions on installing the VM as well as common issues people run into. 


I hope this helps get you started. :)

Cy Jervis, Community Manager

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