need to run a shutdown script

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Fri Jul 31 15:35:42 CEST 2009

2009/7/31 Christoph Wickert <christoph.wickert at>:
> Am Freitag, den 31.07.2009, 12:18 +0100 schrieb Chris G:
>> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 01:11:02PM +0200, Christoph Wickert wrote:
>> >
>> > The machines should get started (and stopped) as a system service by an
>> > initscript. You only connect to the already running machines from your X
>> > session.
>> >
>> The *machines* don't get started as a system service do they?  Apart
>> from anything else you can create new machines, etc. from the GUI so
>> they can't possibly be started as a system service.
> You can also create, modify, start, shutdown whatever VMs in VirtualBox
> from the command line, so you could to this inside of an initscript.
> Take a look at the VBoxManage command and it's options.

Which is easy to search with google, this seems reliable and


> If you however just want to start the machines in your X session on
> demand, I think you you should also be able to shut them down when you
> no longer need them.
> Regards,
> Christoph
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