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Ubuntu 13.04 Raring base box for VMware Fusion Provider

posted in DevOps on 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC by

As nice as the VMware Fusion provider for Vagrant might be, the lack of working boxes is absurd for the cost of the provider plugin license. In any case, we got a 13.04 Raring box set up.

We started with the Precise 12.04 LTS box that they do provide and ran a few

sudo do-dist-upgrade

calls to get to 12.10 and then 13.04. This of course breaks the VMware Tools installation and thus Vagrant, as it attempted to mount shared folders.

Following some instructions here (warning, Google Cache link because the Ubuntu Forums are down for now) for patching the VMware Tools on VMware Fusion 5.0.3 for 13.04, we re-installed the VMware Tools and got everything working.

The base box is available here:

http://com_flyclops_bin.s3.amazonaws.com/ubuntu-13.04-vmware.box