[vbox-dev] proposal: Unattended Guest OS Installs for VirtualBox ?

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 05:04:37 GMT 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Armindo Silva <deathon2legs at gmail.com> wrote:
> For ubuntu/debian as host and guests you can use (or build an
> graphical interface) around vmbuilder
> (https://launchpad.net/vmbuilder).

> It supports several hypervisors (including virtualbox), you can add
> packages, users, network configuration, disks/partitions directly from
> the command line.

vmbuilder may be worth some investigation...
But then again - will it be easy to port to Windows hosts later ? If
not, it is useless.

> For windows host and guests, maybe vmlite (http://www.vmlite.com/ - i
> haven't tried this, just looked into their website).

VMlite is non-free software, therefore it is useless for the community.

This technology must be cross-platform. Both Windows and Linux must be
supported as both guests and hosts.
Just it happens to be that supporting Linux hosts and Windows guests is easier.
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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