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#REDIRECT [[Installing Arch Linux in VMware]]
{{i18n|Installing Arch Linux in VMware (systemd)}}
This article describes how to get Archlinux running in a VMWare virtual machine when you're using ''systemd'' as SysV replacement.
== Prerequisites ==
Please install the ''open-vm-tools-modules'' from the ''Community'' repository.
== Drivers ==
Add the VMWare drivers to your ''mkinitcpio.conf'':
MODULES="vmsync vmblock vmxnet3 vmwgfx vmw_ballon vmci"
Now you have to rebuild your kernel:
# depmod
# mkinitcpio -p linux
== Systemd scripts ==
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}}
Description=Mount the vmblock device
== VMware user suid wrapper ==
The following script is responsible that you can resize the window of your virtual machine:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=VMWare User Agent
Comment=Enable Unity, DnD, etc.}}
== Not working ==
The following things are currently not working. If you know what's wrong please fix the instructions above.
=== Loading of vmw_balloon driver ===
The ''vmw_balloon'' driver doesn't get loaded with the method mentioned above.
=== Drag and drop of files ===
The ''vmblock'' driver gets loaded but the directory doesn't get mounted. If you mount the directory manually copying files to the virtual machine will work:
  # mount -t vmblock none /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint

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