Completely unattended installation

Aug 16, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Hi All,
I'm in the process of using BoxStarter with Vagrant to provision and install virtual machines.
Is there a way to allow BoxStart to obtain a password from the vagrant configuration file?
Kind regards
SEan.
Coordinator
Aug 17, 2014 at 5:37 AM
Hi Sean,

There really is nothing provided other than writing your own code to read the file, grab it and feed it to boxstarter.

I do plan on writing a Boxstartrer vagrant provisioner that will do just this. Also, if you are familiar with Chef, there is a Chef Boxstarter-Cookbook that allows you to embed a boxstarter package script inside of a Chef recipe and you could use the vagrant chef solo provisioner to leverage this for a vagrant box build.
Aug 17, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Hi Matt,

Thanks for this, How about Chef Client?

We are looking to use chef to do our provisioning I think.

Cheers

Sean.

Coordinator
Aug 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM
Take a look at https://supermarket.getchef.com/cookbooks/boxstarter. Basically you would include a boxstarter resource in your chef recipe where wou would embed the password.