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Creating Development Environments with Vagrant by Michael Peacock

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Chapter 7. Creating Your Own Box

So far, we have used Vagrant with the freely available base boxes, and learned about the websites available such as vagrantbox.es, which provide a list of unofficial third-party base boxes. When we discussed Vagrant boxes initially, we also learned about how we can export a Vagrant environment into a new base box.

This involves us either finding a base box or customizing an existing base box. In this chapter, we will look at how we can take a Linux installation disk and turn it into a working Vagrant base box, which we can further customize as much as we like.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to create a new VirtualBox machine, suitably configured for Vagrant
  • How to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions
  • How to ...

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