run a VirtualBox virtual machine without a gui

VBoxHeadless -s <name|uuid>
you can launch a VirtualBox VM from the command line using VBoxManage, but that invokes it in a gui environment. If you want to just fire off your VM in the background, use VBoxHeadless as shown. To get the names and UUIDs of your VirtualBox VMs, type: VBoxManage list

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Cool, I didn't know that worked in the OSE version, but I see it now does. I hadn't noticed them adding that feature.
ajt · 479 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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