need to run a shutdown script

Chris G cl at
Fri Jul 31 23:34:24 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 02:06:48PM +0200, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> 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.
Yes, I *could* do it from an init script but it's not really the way
it was mean to be used, surely the point is that the virtual machines
can be started and stopped at will by the user.

> 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.
Yes, that's what we want!  :-)

Chris Green

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