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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 of the X-window system found on the [[Beginners' Guide]].
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==Install the required package:==
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# pacman -Syu virtualbox-guest-additions
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==Load vbox modules:==
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# modprobe vboxguest
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# modprobe vboxsf
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# modprobe vboxvideo
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===Auto-start modules===
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To autostart these modules each time you boot, you can either
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*1) Add the three modules above to the MODULES array in /etc/rc.conf.
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#MODULES(... vboxguest vboxsf vboxvideo)
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'''OR'''
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*2) Add rc.vboxadd to the DAEMONS array. This daemon probes the above listed modules.
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#DAEMONS(... rc.vboxadd)
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==Enable VboxClient-all:==
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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
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VBoxClient-all &
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to your .xinitrc before launching your WM.
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You should now be all set, and all guest additions should work properly. This was confirmed to work with virtualbox 4.0.8.
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Revision as of 12:21, 28 October 2011