Ticket #5810 (new enhancement)
Feature Request: (Automatic) Unattended Guest OS Install (aka Easy Install)
|Reported by:||Technologov||Owned by:|
One great feature still lacking in VBox is the ability to do automatic guest OS installation, similar to VMware's "Easy Install" (Workstation 6.5 and 7).
This will help both beginner users alike -and- Vbox QA effort, and will save time for advanced users.
It consists of several steps:
-Detecting unknown ISO file. This can be done by MD5sum of the first 5MB of the CD-ROM ISO, so the process becomes near instant. We must have a databse of MD5sums of standard ISOs.
-Loop mounting of media (Virtual Floppy) to put scripts into... (I don't know how do it on Windows host, without starting a VM)
-Putting data into it (Unattended scripts). I know a bit about unattended of Windows NT 5.x line of guest OSes.