thalib Engineer/Designer

How To Change the OS in Vagrant VM

Many times we may need to change the Vagrant OS for some reason, there a are many methods. I am documenting here how I did it.

I wanted to change the Ubuntu OS version from 12.04(hashicorp/precise64) to 14.04(ubuntu/trusty64), but

Step 1:

Renamed .vagrant to some thing else, eg old.vagrant

Step 2:

In Vagrantfile set the to “ubuntu/trusty64” = "ubuntu/trusty64"

Step 3:

vagrant up

That’s it, vagrant will now load the new OS.

Note : if you change the OS image, all your OS setups will lost, you need to reinstall/configure the OS.