On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 02:02:17PM +0100, John wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 05:11:07AM -0400, Cory Smelosky wrote:
> > You can convert the image without data loss. Qemu-img and 
> > VBoxManage provide a means to do as such.
> I know, I had already converted it to raw. The question was,
> how do I launch it, but after some experimentation and reading, 
> I *think* I may have sussed it out. So far, the instance boots
> and loads its services (it's a web server) but it's hanging halfway
> through the loading process, and I can't make it abort loading them
> with ctrl-c for example.

I was so busy waiting for the login screen from the console that I'd failed
to notice it *HAD* actually booted. I found this out by trying
to ssh to it for the hell of it. dmesg showed things were normal.
My console, though, looks like this: http://tinyurl.com/q4a3t4e
The ubuntu is 13.10 with security patches.

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