Start a VirtualBox Machine on Ubuntu Boot

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Start a VirtualBox Machine on Ubuntu Boot

Postby robp2175 » 29. Sep 2008, 01:08

I want to have an XP machine start automatically when Ubuntu boots up. I have searched and searched and been unable to get this to work. The command "VirtualBox" will start the program, but will not start the machine. I am a relative Linux newb. Any help is appreciated.
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Postby amppa » 29. Sep 2008, 07:04


VirtualBox -startvm VMname

where VMname is the name of you virtual machine
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Postby Sasquatch » 29. Sep 2008, 21:07

Use the proper command, as written in the Manual: VBoxManage startvm <vmname>.
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