How to Start LXC at System Startup

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If you want an LXC instance to start at system startup you need to use something different than adding the lxc-start command into .bashrc since it requires sudo. You should add the command to /etc/rc.local file which is executed at startup as root. Note that because this file is executed as root you need to avoid putting sudo before the command. See the example:

#!/bin/sh -e
# rc.local
# This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
# Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
# value on error.
# In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
# bits.
# By default this script does nothing.

# start lxc instance on startup
lxc-start -n my_instance -d

exit 0
| Tags: lxc, startup, linux, ubuntu, startup-applications, start-up-as-root, and lxc-without-sudo | Categories: development wiki
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