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    Default start VirtualBox VM without login

    I have a opensuse 11.1 Samba and NFS server. I want to install a windows Server 2008 terminal server as a virtual server. So far I know how to auto start a VM with a login script but I want the VM to start much like service without having to login as a particular user. So far I can not find a way to this, does anyone know how to do this VirtualBox? Maybe with a different hypervisor?

    thanks

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    Default Re: start VirtualBox VM without login

    If you look in the Virtualbox on Linux forum at virtualbox.org you should find some howto postings on starting a VM from the boot scripts without going through the GUI.

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    Default Re: start VirtualBox VM without login

    Yeah, I have been looking around there, found some long init.d scripts but a little hesitant to try that sort of stuff. I was just wondering if someone more familiar with opensuse had found a better way to do it specific to the distro.

    I guess I'll have to set up a test box and mess around with it.

    Thanks for the help....

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    Default Re: start VirtualBox VM without login

    There isn't much that can be simplified in service init scripts. They all use the vboxheadless (or equivalent) command to start a VM without a GUI.

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