Talk:VMware/Installing Arch as a guest

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Fcron is no longer needed and has been replaced by Incron in Community. Should be edited.

dcron 4.x adds a variety of anacron-like features, and now handles systems that aren't constantly running. Perhaps the entire "more suitable cron" section is no longer needed.
-- pointone 11:04, 19 February 2010 (EST)


The section on enabling unity seems obsolete.

For example, this link does not exist:

-- Mmendell 16:17, 2 May 2010 (EDT)
As of 2011-02-05, I have a working Arch linux x64 in VMWare Player on Microsoft Windows 7. I have updated the section on Unity as I have got it working (not perfectly though-for one the menu to launch new apps does not show up). I have also been able to successfully shrink my virtual hard drives so I added some info on how to do that.
-- Sudarshans 2011-02-05


Did a large update to most sections, bringing the article up to date with the latest changes in open-vm-tools at the time of this writing. Corrected also information on Paravirtualization and removed the out-of-date flag at the top of the article to just cover the Unity section, which I don't have the ability to test at this moment.

--Marfig 10:32, 22 August 2010 (EDT)

Update coming

At this moment i am writing a large update, but for the time being:

  • paravirtualisation (Intel VT / AMD-V) is not supported any longer in VMware products, except the long-time-not-update VMware Server
  • use always vmxnet3 or e1000 adapter, unless you have a legacy vm (< hw version 7), the pcnet32 driver will not be loaded.
  • mouse / keyboard issues fixed a long time ago
  • have to test Unity again, but it need at least uniparser from [community]
  • vmware-toolbox does not exist any longer
  • vmhgfs problem solved
  • vmci: can be or enabled, or restricted, not disabled. The output from dmesg is always the same !

I am updating the dutch page right now

-- inktvis75 2012-03-17


Translated updated Dutch article to English.

-- Gcool 14:53, 9 April 2012 (EDT)

Restored copy & paste instructions.

-- Sunaku 15:38, 9 April 2012 (EDT)