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#REDIRECT [[VirtualBox#Arch Linux guests]]
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
 
 
 
==Load vbox modules:==
 
# modprobe vboxguest
 
# modprobe vboxsf
 
# modprobe vboxvideo
 
 
 
===Auto-start modules===
 
To autostart these modules each time you boot, you can either
 
*1) Add the three modules above to the MODULES array in /etc/rc.conf.
 
#MODULES(... vboxguest vboxsf vboxvideo)
 
'''OR'''
 
*2) Add rc.vboxadd to the DAEMONS array. This daemon probes the above listed modules.
 
#DAEMONS(... rc.vboxadd)
 
 
 
==Enable VboxClient-all:==
 
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 add
 
VBoxClient-all &
 
to your .xinitrc before launching your WM.
 
 
 
You should now be all set, and all guest additions should work properly. This was confirmed to work with virtualbox 4.0.8.
 

Revision as of 12:21, 28 October 2011