[ALUG] Auto starting/stopping Linux virtual machine with VirtualBox on Win7 host

Mark Rogers mark at quarella.co.uk
Mon Feb 28 15:28:52 GMT 2011

Sorry, not entirely on topic here...

I have a working ubuntu-server virtual machine, on a Win7 host. I need to make 
that virtual machine start automatically when Windows starts, and also have it 
shut down gracefully when Windows shuts down.

Only one of these bits is really on topic: assuming I can send an ACPI 
shutdown signal to the virtual machine, what do I need to do in order to get 
the VM to shutdown?

Anyone who can advise the correct method to run/stop the VM on Windows 
start/stop from the Windows end I'd also love to hear from you....

All my Googling so far (no doubt with the wrong search!) seems to be finding 
me support for a Linux host and a Windows virtual machine. I'm hoping that 
someone else here just happens to have done what I need!

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