Textbased installation of VMs in VirtualBox

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Wed Apr 20 14:11:35 UTC 2022

I'd suggest something like Vagrant for it if you're comfortable with editing the Vagrantfile it generates

Once you have Vagrant installed, you'll do vagrant init in your chosen directory and it'll make a Vagrantfile which holds the config for that VM. Once you've checked it over, just do vagrant up&&vagrant ssh to first boot the VM then connect to it via a SSH connection to the VM

Hopefully this is something akin to what you're after, and yes it looks for virtualbox to run the VMs and starts them up in headless mode as well, so you could set it up via SSH and then enable the GUI or work with the VM however you want afterwards. Fair warning, it gives you a bare bones box and it's a blank canvasOn Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 02:35:42PM +0200, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hi,
> at work we are using VirtualBox and I like to install fresh linux VMs with 
> the latest Ubuntu LTS.
> With libvirt I can use the virt-manage command and when the installation is 
> preseeded the whole installation is fully automated. If also a serial 
> console is enabled  I can watch the installation process and log into the VM 
> when installation is finished. All can be done without sighted help.
> With VirtualBox I can create a VM but is there also the possebility to 
> install the VM in textbased mode. How do you install linux VMs with 
> VirtualBox without sighted help? If this is possible also preseeding should 
> be no problem...
> Any hint how to work with VirtualBox is very apriciat ed.
> Ciao and thanks,
>   Schoepp
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