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working with Ubuntu 14.04, Virtualbox, and AWS

Dan Tenenbaum
Hello, 

I'm a vagrant n00b.

I'd like find a 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box that I could use that would "just work" with both Virtualbox and AWS. 

There doesn't appear to be a 14.04 box for AWS:

https://vagrantcloud.com/search?provider=aws&q=14.04&sort=&utf8=%E2%9C%93

But there are a few for Virtualbox:

https://vagrantcloud.com/search?provider=virtualbox&q=14.04&sort=&utf8=%E2%9C%93

And it looks like at least one of those will work for my purposes.

But I'd like at some point to deploy onto AWS. What should I do? I read that making a base box is tedious and not for newbies, so I'd prefer to avoid that.

Thanks.
Dan

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Re: working with Ubuntu 14.04, Virtualbox, and AWS

Torben Knerr
Hi Dan,

with vagrant-aws you are in luck because its basically just an empty dummy box, see here:

You can unzip the dummy.box file from here and have a look inside, then you'll see why it's called a dummy box:

You'll also find that dummy.box pattern with other vagrant cloud providers as well.

HTH,
Torben



On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 6:54 AM, Dan Tenenbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello, 

I'm a vagrant n00b.

I'd like find a 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box that I could use that would "just work" with both Virtualbox and AWS. 

There doesn't appear to be a 14.04 box for AWS:


But there are a few for Virtualbox:


And it looks like at least one of those will work for my purposes.

But I'd like at some point to deploy onto AWS. What should I do? I read that making a base box is tedious and not for newbies, so I'd prefer to avoid that.

Thanks.
Dan

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Re: working with Ubuntu 14.04, Virtualbox, and AWS

Dan Tenenbaum
Nice! I got it to work (the rsync is a little flaky but that's another thread).

So if I understand this correctly, I can set up two config.provider.vm sections in my Vagrantfile, one for Virtualbox and one for AWS, and the appropriate one will be used depending on the --provider switch. As long as the underlying boxes are more or less the same, whatever I do should work on either one.

Very nice.

Thanks for the answer.
Dan


On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:03:11 PM UTC-7, Torben Knerr wrote:
Hi Dan,

with vagrant-aws you are in luck because its basically just an empty dummy box, see here:
<a href="https://github.com/mitchellh/vagrant-aws/#quick-start" target="_blank" onmousedown="this.href='https://www.google.com/url?q\75https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fmitchellh%2Fvagrant-aws%2F%23quick-start\46sa\75D\46sntz\0751\46usg\75AFQjCNHGt-wVKDIdmNbNTk-f2xLUawU88Q';return true;" onclick="this.href='https://www.google.com/url?q\75https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fmitchellh%2Fvagrant-aws%2F%23quick-start\46sa\75D\46sntz\0751\46usg\75AFQjCNHGt-wVKDIdmNbNTk-f2xLUawU88Q';return true;">https://github.com/mitchellh/vagrant-aws/#quick-start

You can unzip the dummy.box file from here and have a look inside, then you'll see why it's called a dummy box:
<a href="https://github.com/mitchellh/vagrant-aws/raw/master/dummy.box" target="_blank" onmousedown="this.href='https://www.google.com/url?q\75https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fmitchellh%2Fvagrant-aws%2Fraw%2Fmaster%2Fdummy.box\46sa\75D\46sntz\0751\46usg\75AFQjCNHKE0Xlvr7Un7GGH-81AkWXzrUmGw';return true;" onclick="this.href='https://www.google.com/url?q\75https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fmitchellh%2Fvagrant-aws%2Fraw%2Fmaster%2Fdummy.box\46sa\75D\46sntz\0751\46usg\75AFQjCNHKE0Xlvr7Un7GGH-81AkWXzrUmGw';return true;">https://github.com/mitchellh/vagrant-aws/raw/master/dummy.box

You'll also find that dummy.box pattern with other vagrant cloud providers as well.

HTH,
Torben



On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 6:54 AM, Dan Tenenbaum <<a href="javascript:" target="_blank" gdf-obfuscated-mailto="h32dEWKzOecJ" onmousedown="this.href='javascript:';return true;" onclick="this.href='javascript:';return true;">dand...@...> wrote:
Hello, 

I'm a vagrant n00b.

I'd like find a 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box that I could use that would "just work" with both Virtualbox and AWS. 

There doesn't appear to be a 14.04 box for AWS:

<a href="https://vagrantcloud.com/search?provider=aws&amp;q=14.04&amp;sort=&amp;utf8=%E2%9C%93" target="_blank" onmousedown="this.href='https://www.google.com/url?q\75https%3A%2F%2Fvagrantcloud.com%2Fsearch%3Fprovider%3Daws%26q%3D14.04%26sort%3D%26utf8%3D%25E2%259C%2593\46sa\75D\46sntz\0751\46usg\75AFQjCNFtSUe1121U830JYBBxkWG9h_4Veg';return true;" onclick="this.href='https://www.google.com/url?q\75https%3A%2F%2Fvagrantcloud.com%2Fsearch%3Fprovider%3Daws%26q%3D14.04%26sort%3D%26utf8%3D%25E2%259C%2593\46sa\75D\46sntz\0751\46usg\75AFQjCNFtSUe1121U830JYBBxkWG9h_4Veg';return true;">https://vagrantcloud.com/search?provider=aws&q=14.04&sort=&utf8=%E2%9C%93

But there are a few for Virtualbox:

<a href="https://vagrantcloud.com/search?provider=virtualbox&amp;q=14.04&amp;sort=&amp;utf8=%E2%9C%93" target="_blank" onmousedown="this.href='https://www.google.com/url?q\75https%3A%2F%2Fvagrantcloud.com%2Fsearch%3Fprovider%3Dvirtualbox%26q%3D14.04%26sort%3D%26utf8%3D%25E2%259C%2593\46sa\75D\46sntz\0751\46usg\75AFQjCNEysPlJ7V5f7ZgCS50zbN90d2X-Ow';return true;" onclick="this.href='https://www.google.com/url?q\75https%3A%2F%2Fvagrantcloud.com%2Fsearch%3Fprovider%3Dvirtualbox%26q%3D14.04%26sort%3D%26utf8%3D%25E2%259C%2593\46sa\75D\46sntz\0751\46usg\75AFQjCNEysPlJ7V5f7ZgCS50zbN90d2X-Ow';return true;">https://vagrantcloud.com/search?provider=virtualbox&q=14.04&sort=&utf8=%E2%9C%93

And it looks like at least one of those will work for my purposes.

But I'd like at some point to deploy onto AWS. What should I do? I read that making a base box is tedious and not for newbies, so I'd prefer to avoid that.

Thanks.
Dan

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