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#REDIRECT [[VirtualBox#Arch Linux guests]]
{{i18n|Arch Linux VirtualBox Guest}}
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]].
==Install the required package:==
# pacman -Syu virtualbox-archlinux-additions
==Load vbox modules:==
# modprobe -a vboxguest vboxsf vboxvideo
===Auto-start modules===
To autostart these modules each time you boot, you can add the three modules above to the MODULES array in ''/etc/rc.conf''.
MODULES(... vboxguest vboxsf vboxvideo)
==Enable VboxClient-all:==
The VBoxClient contain these services(''/usr/bin/VBoxClient-all'') (copy/paste...) :
  --clipboard        start the shared clipboard service
  --display          start the display management service
  --checkhostversion start the host version notifier service
  --seamless        start the seamless windows service
So you can Enable VBoxClient-all to start all these services.
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.
==Sync between host date and guest:==
To keep sync date add the following to the guest ''/etc/rc.conf'' in DAEMONS entry:
DAEMONS=(... vbox-service ...)

Revision as of 12:21, 28 October 2011