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{{Merge|Installing Arch Linux in VMware|Only Systemd scripts part is systemd centric.}}
 
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'', ''open-vm-tools-modules'' and the graphics driver from the ''Community'' and ''Extra'' repository:
 
  # pacman -S open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-modules xf86-input-vmmouse xf86-video-vmware
 
 
 
If you're booting into a graphical target you're almost done. ''/etc/xdg/autostart/vmware-user.desktop'' will get started which will setup most of the things needed to work with the virtual machine.
 
 
 
If you're booting into ''multi-user.target'' then you need to enable the ''vmtoolsd.service'':
 
  # systemctl enable vmtoolsd.service
 
 
 
== Enable shared folders ==
 
For shared folders to be working you need to have loaded the ''vmhgfs'' driver.
 
Simply create the following systemd files:
 
{{Hc|head=/etc/systemd/system/mnt-hgfs.mount|output=
 
[Unit]
 
Description=Load VMware shared folders
 
ConditionPathExists=.host:/
 
 
 
[Mount]
 
What=.host:/
 
Where=/mnt/hgfs
 
Type=vmhgfs
 
Options=defaults,noatime
 
 
 
[Install]
 
WantedBy=multi-user.target
 
}}
 
 
 
{{Hc|head=/etc/systemd/system/mnt-hgfs.automount|output=
 
[Unit]
 
Description=Load VMware shared folders
 
ConditionPathExists=.host:/
 
 
 
[Automount]
 
Where=/mnt/hgfs
 
 
 
[Install]
 
}}
 
 
 
Make sure that the folder ''/mnt/hgfs'' exists:
 
  # mkdir -p /mnt/hgfs
 
Enable the mount target with:
 
  # systemctl enable mnt-hgfs.automount
 
 
 
== Enable 3d accleration ==
 
To enable 3d acceleration go to ''Edit virtual machine settings'' -> ''Hardware'' -> ''Display'' and enable the checkbox for ''Accelerate 3D graphics''
 
 
 
== Fix for problems ==
 
=== Mouse not working as expected ===
 
If you have the problem that mouse clicks are not registered in some programs you can try the following: edit ''/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf'' and comment out the section with the identifier ''evdev pointer catchall'' [[http://www.spinics.net/lists/xorg/msg53932.html xf86-input-vmmouse does not work expected]]
 
 
 
=== Network connection not working ===
 
Add the following line to your ''.vmx'' file:
 
  ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet3"
 
More informations about the network adpater types can be found on the following page: [http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=ex&bbid=TSEBB_1295982031224&url=&stateId=1%200%20381138238&dialogID=381134132&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=1001805&sliceId=2&rfId= Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine]
 

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