Controlling Virtualbox from the Terminal

Starting/stopping/pausing a VM Now the fun begins. First, you must know the name of the VM you want to run.

Modify VM Machine Information

Sometimes its useful to declare your computer type in virtualbox as something other than a virtual machine.

    Shrinking Virtualbox Hard Drives

    Derived from these instructions on HowToGeek Clean up files Clean up system files

    Start Virtualbox as a Service in Linux

    sudo apt reinstall virtualbox-dkms virtualbox-ext-pack virtualbox-qt virtualbox sudo nano /etc/default/virtualbox VBOXAUTOSTART_DB=/etc/vbox VBOXAUTOSTART_CONFIG=/etc/vbox/autostartvm.

    Start VirtualBox VM as a Service

    Steps Ensure you are a member of vboxusers group sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $USER Create a script cat <<EOT > vbox_vm_start@.