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How can I convert rpi image to:

  1. Virtualbox image
  2. i386 live CD
  3. amd64 live CD
  4. i386 install CD
  5. amd64 install CD
  • I'm somewhat confused as to what you are asking here. The Disc Image Files for the Pi have to be written to the SD card in a very specific way. Converting it to an amd64 install file (assuming you could) isn't going to do anything. If you are looking to run Linux as a virtual machine on another computer that's relatively simple to do. – Darth Vader Nov 17 '17 at 11:30
  • You really should explain why you need to do this. Unless you want a GUI exactly like the default used on Raspbian, using "Debian 9 stretch" is going to be pretty identical to using "Raspbian 9 stretch". WRT to the GUI, the source code should be around, and I believe I read here one day that the Foundation had an x86(-64) package (although I could not find in it Debian). – goldilocks Nov 18 '17 at 13:57
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  1. Virtualbox image

Realistically you can't, VirtualBox is for x86(-64) ISAs only, whereas Pi oriented images are ARM based.

You would have to take the source code for everything in the base image and recompile it -- which is not realistic.

You could take stock Debian and tweak it in the same ways as Raspbian does. There are probably a few things in Rasbpian that are unique to it, but they could be compiled from source. This would be much less work than the last option, but still considerable -- possibly hundreds of person hours.

  1. i386 live CD
  2. amd64 live CD
  3. i386 install CD
  4. amd64 install CD

You can't, for the same reason as above.

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