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Packer VM builder

Build a new Vagrant base box for VMWare Fusion based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86_64

  • ntp
  • avahi-daemon
  • build-essential
  • chkconfig
  • curl
  • git-core
  • ssl-cert
  • unzip
  • Linux headers and DKMS
  • Defaults to Europe/London timezone
  • Nukes apparmor
  • Python Setuptools for easy_install and pip
  • No root login allowed
  • Standard no-password vagrant user
  • VMWare Tools installed
  • VirtualBox Guest Additions Installed


Install the correct Packer for your system.

packer build ubuntu-trusty.json

Once this has completed, there will be an file th the provider included in the file name in the current directory.

This can be imported to Vagrant with

vagrant box add ubuntu-trusty-<type> /path/to/ubuntu-precise.<type>.box --provider [vmware_fusion,virtualbox]
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