[vbox-dev] Good news: Unattended VM install patch ported to VirtualBox 5.0 !

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 12:00:33 UTC 2015

Unattended VM install patch is still in "alpha" stage. i.e. it is
unstable, and it is here purely for review & testing purposes only.
NOT for inclusion !

I released it now, because it allows me to test VBox 5.0 BETA VMM + GA
faster, and may be helpful to others.
i.e. It's possible to install 6 guests in under 10 minutes with an
Intel i7 + SSD Linux host.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Klaus Espenlaub
<klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi Alexey,
> On 04.04.2015 18:22, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>> My old patch back from 2012 (for VirtualBox 4.1.x) was finally ported
>> over to VirtualBox 5.0 !
> There's almost certainly not enough time to make it part of 5.0 - there are
> some pieces of the patch which aren't fully portable yet, and fixing those
> need at least one additional library (probably libfat which has a BSD
> license). This needs review by the Oracle legal department (yes, even for
> such no-brainers) and this takes quite a while from past experience. We
> didn't kick off those activities yet due to the higher priority items on our
> todo list.
> However, it's very high in the list of things we want to tackle very early
> for 5.1 - now that the worst API developer bottlenecks are sorted by finding
> replacements for the devs who decided to pursue other interesting projects.
> Thanks,
> Klaus
>> It allows for unattended VM install for multiple guest OSes: Red Hat
>> (RHEL), openSUSE, Debian and Windows.
>> This version includes mostly backend COM interface changes.
>> More info here:
>> https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46798
>> (vbox-unattended v0.7.x = VirtualBox 4.1)
>> (vbox-unattended v0.8.x = VirtualBox 4.3)
>> (vbox-unattended v0.9.x = VirtualBox 5.0 !)

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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