View VirtualBox Available OS Templates

Posted on July 25, 2019 at 10:04 am

Type this command to view a list of OS templates recognised by VirtualBox:

VBoxManage list ostypes

Here is an example output:

ID:          Windows7
Description: Windows 7 (32-bit)
Family ID:   Windows
Family Desc: Microsoft Windows
64 bit:      false
 
ID:          Windows7_64
Description: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Family ID:   Windows
Family Desc: Microsoft Windows
64 bit:      true
 
ID:          Windows8
Description: Windows 8 (32-bit)
Family ID:   Windows
Family Desc: Microsoft Windows
64 bit:      false
 
ID:          Windows8_64
Description: Windows 8 (64-bit)
Family ID:   Windows
Family Desc: Microsoft Windows
64 bit:      true
 
ID:          Windows81
Description: Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
Family ID:   Windows
Family Desc: Microsoft Windows
64 bit:      false

The ID field is what you’ll need to use, i.e:

VBoxManage createvm --name Win7-64bit-VM1 --ostype Windows7_64 --register

More information here:

Install Windows 7 Guest on VirtualBox Debian Host (Command-Line)

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