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#REDIRECT [[VirtualBox#Arch Linux guests]]
[[Category:HOWTOs (English)]]
 
Installing Arch under [[VirtualBox]] is straightforward, and additions should be installed through pacman (not through "Install Guest Additions" in VirtualBox, or a mounted ISO.)
 
 
 
Follow these instructions after doing a basic install following the [[Beginners' Guide]].
 
 
 
Install the required package:
 
# pacman -Syu virtualbox-guest-additions
 
 
 
Make sure the modules are loaded:
 
# modprobe vboxguest
 
# modprobe vboxsf
 
# modprobe vboxvideo
 
 
 
Add the three modules above to the MODULES array in /etc/rc.conf to have them autoloaded on reboot, too.
 
# nano /etc/rc.conf
 
or
 
# vi /etc/rc.conf
 
 
 
If you are running something that launches /etc/xdg/autostart/vboxclient.desktop, such as GNOME, then you should be ready to go. If you use .xinitrc to launch things instead, you must:
 
 
 
# nano ~/.xinitrc
 
 
 
and add
 
 
 
VBoxClient-all
 
 
 
before launching your WM.
 
 
 
You should now be all set, and all guest additions should work properly. This was confirmed to work with vbox 4.0.8.
 
 
 
==Troubleshooting==
 
 
 
===Guest additions still don't work===
 
You may need to launch VBoxClient-all yourself. Add it to ~/.xinitrc.
 

Revision as of 12:21, 28 October 2011