Yeah, I’ve converted to .vdi which is a format that VirtualBox understands. Unfortunately, after setting up a VM to use that .vdi as the disk, it is unable to boot.
Initially the .vdi file was very small (< 1gb), but then I found a comment by a developer that adding -S 0 to the qemu-img convert command would help. Then the .vdi file ended up being 33gb, but didn’t boot either.
I then tried converting the .img file to a .iso so I could try to boot from it as the cdrom on the VM. That was also met with the same issue, not bootable.
I was able to install PureOS in a VM in Virtualbox. Once inside PureOS I was then able to download the qcow2 file and create a box for it using Gnome boxes. Naturally the performance was not that good.
I’m actually unsure if the performance was bad or I was having issues with the emulator recognizing my macbook trackpad. Cause I kept clicking and dragging to unlock the screen and it didn’t respond.
After much trial and error I managed to unlock the screen and enter the 123456 password and open the browser. I was unable however to find where are all the applications installed, I guess I need to learn more about how this mobile Gnome works.
Anyway, I hope to find a way to run the qcow2 image on macos so that I don’t have a VM within a VM LOL