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This article describes how to get Archlinux running in a VMWare virtual machine when you're using systemd as SysV replacement.
Please install the open-vm-tools-modules from the Community repository.
Add the VMWare drivers to your mkinitcpio.conf:
... MODULES="vmxnet3 vmgfx vmw_ballon vmci" ...
Now you have to rebuild your kernel:
# depmod # mkinitcpio -p linux
In the following steps you have to create some systemd scripts so that the vmblock driver can be used successfully.
Create the following files:
# creates the directory which is used by the vmblock driver d /tmp/VMwareDnD 1777 root root
[Unit] Description=Mount the vmblock device ConditionPathExists=/proc/fs/vmblock After=vmblock.conf Requires=vmblock.conf [Mount] What=none Where=/proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint Type=vmblock
VMWare user suid wrapper
The following script is responsible that you can resize the window of your virtual machine:
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=VMWare User Agent Exec=/usr/bin/vmware-user-suid-wrapper Icon=system-run Comment=Enable Unity, DnD, etc.