Home Assistant Virtual Box Installation Failed

Hey everyone, I am trying to install Home Assistant on Virtual box. When setting up the virtual box I am selecting “Use existing virtual hard disk file”. I downloaded the Hassos VMDK file, but it is showing up as a vmdk.gz file, and cannot be recognized by the “Hard Disk Selector”. If I rename the file to make it just a “.vmdk” the hard disk selector on VB can see the file but it can not open it, and I get this error message…

Failed to open the disk image file **C:\Users\garre\Downloads\hassos_ova-4.16.vmdk** .

Could not get the storage format of the medium **'C:\Users\garre\Downloads\hassos_ova-4.16.vmdk'** (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).

|Result Code:|VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005)|
| --- | --- |
|Interface:|IMedium {ad47ad09-787b-44ab-b343-a082a3f2dfb1}|
|Callee:|IVirtualBox {d0a0163f-e254-4e5b-a1f2-011cf991c38d}|
|Callee RC:|VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80BB0001)|

You need to unzip this, but I guess you have solved this already :slight_smile: