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#REDIRECT [[VirtualBox#Installation steps for 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)
 
{{Note|The ellipsis indicate that you may or may not have additional modules or daemons that you may be starting. Please don't add the ellipsis in the arrays.}}
 
 
 
==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.
 

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