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Name of VM in Boxes?

asked 2017-08-04 16:34:28 -0500

deanhunter gravatar image

I have been exploring Boxes. I have downloaded a number of ISO files and created new boxes for Fedora 25 Workstation, CentOS 7.0, Fedora 26 Workstation, and Fedora 26 Python Classroom. This created boxes named "Fedora 25 Workstation", "CentOS 7.0", "Fedora-Workstation-Live-x8664-26-1", and "Fedora-Python-Classroom-Live-x8664-26-1" respectively. The Fedora 26 boxes were named using the ISO file name whereas the Fedora 25 and CentOS boxes were named using something else. Why are the Fedora 26 boxes named differently?

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answered 2017-10-26 07:45:30 -0500

Felipe Borges gravatar image

Boxes is powered by libosinfo, which contains a database and a set of tools to identify and validate operating system images.

This way Boxes is able to recognize certain images and do some smart stuff with it, like showing the logo, their screen name, etc... the coolest thing that it achieves is the express install. It is able to make a standard installation of a VM using default and data from the host system. This way I can install a Fedora VM in 3 clicks, not having to feed anything to anaconda (the Fedora installer). The newly created box will have an user with the same data as the user in the host.

You can always rename your VMs in the Properties dialog.

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