How to install .box extension Virtual Machine

Author - Webner

To install and use .box extension machine we have to follow these steps:

1.  Installing Virtualbox:

$ sudo  apt-get install virtualbox
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms

2.   Installing vagrant:

Please don’t install the repository version, because this is very old and the commands don’t work.

Download the latest package through this:

$ wget  https://releases.hashicorp.com/vagrant/1.8.1/vagrant_1.8.1_x86_64.deb
$ dpkg -i vagrant_1.8.1_x86_64.deb

3. Go to the location where the box is located, in my case location is in Download folder:

root@nitin.pant:Download#  vagrant init ubuntu/trusty64
root@nitin.pant:Download#  vagrant up
Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
 ==> default: Importing base box 'ubuntu/trusty64'...
 ==> default: Matching MAC address for NAT networking...
 ==> default: Checking if box 'ubuntu/trusty64' is up to date… 
 ==> default: Setting the name of the VM: prd-ldap01-lim_default_1451607183195_24962
 ==> default: Clearing any previously set forwarded ports… 
 ==> default: Clearing any previously set network interfaces...
 ==> default: Preparing network interfaces based on  
configuration...
default: Adapter 1: nat
==> default: Forwarding ports...
default: 22 (guest) => 2222 (host) (adapter 1)
==> default: Booting VM...
==> default: Waiting for machine to boot. This may take a few minutes...
default: SSH address: 127.0.0.1:2222
default: SSH username: vagrant
default: SSH auth method: private key

Now your box machine ready to use. It will be in VirtualBox now, and start it from there or use it according to your requirements.

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