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== vmware ==
 
== vmware ==
Anybody, any experience with how to use existing vmware virtual machine in virtualbox? I tried, but without success. I'll retry using: http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/howto-transform-a-qemu-image-to-a-virtualbox-image/ and post my findings.
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Anybody, any experience with how to use existing vmware virtual machine in virtualbox? I tried, but without success. I'll retry using: http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/howto-transform-a-qemu-image-to-a-virtualbox-image/ and post my findings. -- [[User:Drakosha|Drakosha]] [[User talk:Drakosha|(talk)]] 08:38, 24 June 2007‎ (UTC)
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: I'm currently rewriting/restructuring the article and I'm gonna add this information. I'm quite accustomed to use VmWare VMs on VirtualBox. -- [[User:wget|wget]] ([[User talk:wget|talk]]) 09:10, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
  
== Removal of VBoxClient-all ==
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== vbox-service ==
  
Why is there no mention of /usr/bin/VBoxClient-all script? It is imporant for getting the final touches for an archlinux guest to work correctly.
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In section "Synchronise guest date with host" it should be noted that starting ''vbox-service'' is also required for the auto mounting feature to work. For example, creating a ''Shared Folder'' with the options ''Make Permanent'' and ''Auto-Mount'' selected will NOT auto mount in ''/media/sf_<SHARE_NAME>'' if ''vbox-service'' has not been started. --[[User:Sjroe|sjroe]] 19:13, 30 December 2011 (EST)
  
== vboxusers group ==
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:With ''systemd'', running ''sudo systemd enable vboxservice.service'' makes ''VBoxService'' run on every install. Or, running ''VBoxService'' as root at boot works too. --[[User:Meatcar|Meatcar]] ([[User talk:Meatcar|talk]]) 17:34, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
It would be nice if someone explained why you might need to add your user to {{Ic|vboxusers}} group. I did not add my user to this group and everything worked as expected. --[[User:Bhobbit|Bhobbit]] 19:11, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
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== <s> Page overhaul by dev request </s> ==
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== vdfuse ==
  
Just bringing attention to [http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2011-October/016246.html this] thread from the mailing list.
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The tool [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=31200 vdfuse] (if it works with archlinux) could be suggested in the [[VirtualBox#Mounting_.vdi_Images|Mounting .vdi Images]] section instead of telling that it's impossible. -- [[User:Heinrich5991|Heinrich5991]] ([[User talk:Heinrich5991|talk]]) 11:01, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
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: Since you use vdfuse and familiar with it, you can add these info yourself. See [[Help:Editing]] and [[Help:Style]] for a guide. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 12:17, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  
The page would be linked from the official package and should look something like:
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== USB on Win7 Guest ==
  
# how to install it
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In my experience I have found that USB devices will not be detected/installed correctly on a Windows 7 guest without enabling the USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller which requires the full blown VirtualBox Extensions available from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads [[User:AdmiralAkber|AdmiralAkber]] ([[User talk:AdmiralAkber|talk]]) 02:59, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
# what modules to add in rc.conf and a short description of modules functionality
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# how to run it
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# how to run guest additions on arch(as a section rather than a new page like is it now)
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No systemd.
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== Extension pack gui installation ==
  
On the last item, [[Arch Linux VirtualBox Guest]] would be merged in.
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I had to install "gksu" to get rid of "https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8473" when trying to install the extension pack from gui.
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[[User:Vvo|Vvo]] ([[User talk:Vvo|talk]]) 10:57, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
  
According to dev: "What i want is to have a page describing how to run virtualbox on
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: Thanks. I'll try to reproduce that problem and add the tip to the troubleshooting section. -- [[User:wget|wget]] ([[User talk:wget|talk]]) 11:57, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
archlinux, as a host and as a guest(for additions)
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A short descriptions of our packages at the beginning, what to install
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== boot loader ==
when running as host and as a guest.
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packages:
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# virtualbox
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# virtualbox-modules
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# virtualbox-addtions
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# virtualbox-source
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# virtualbox-sdk
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# virtualbox-archlinux-additions
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# virtualbox-archlinux-modules
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Install 1,2,3 to run as host add x,y,z modules to rc.conf(descriptions
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for modules), 4 if you run a custom kernel(run vboxbuild to compile
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modules), 5 nobody cares, 6,7 in a guest arch linux system, a,b,c
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modules in rc.conf (see the above link for additions that i pasted)"
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--[[User:Emiralle|Emiralle]] 22:45, 26 October 2011 (EDT)
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:I decided to [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Be bold|be bold]] and implemented some of these changes.
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:[[Arch Linux VirtualBox Guest]] could now be redirected to [[VirtualBox#Arch Linux guests]].
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:There is now a [[VirtualBox Extras]] page for odds and ends.
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:I'm not sure I got the right content in the right places, but now it should be easier to shuffle things into place. --[[User:Emiralle|Emiralle]] 00:25, 28 October 2011 (EDT)
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--[[User:BlackEagle|BlackEagle]] 2011-10-28 21:10 (CEST)
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:I moved the vboxbuild stuff a little down, since this will no longer be required from 4.1.4-3 and up
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== <s> Module building is now obselete isn't it? </s> ==
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Should we remove the section for the module building process? Is it obselete?
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:Please sign edits in discussion pages with {{ic|<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>}}.
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:Yes, /usr/bin/vboxbuild doesn't even exist any longer, the article needs some little adaptations to the latest release. Also [[pm-utils]] mentions vboxbuild.
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:-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 08:07, 14 November 2011 (EST)
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So, which is the new command for modules rebuild?
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--[[User:Maevius|Maevius]] 05:34, 11 December 2011 (EST)
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:There's no longer need for rebuilding the modules manually, they come with the {{pkg|virtualbox-modules}} package, whose current release, 4.1.6-3, depends on 3.1<={{pkg|linux}}<3.2. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 15:50, 15 December 2011 (EST)
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== vbox-service ==
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In section "Synchronise guest date with host" it should be noted that starting ''vbox-service'' is also required for the auto mounting feature to work.  For example, creating a ''Shared Folder'' with the options ''Make Permanent'' and ''Auto-Mount'' selected will NOT auto mount in ''/media/sf_<SHARE_NAME>'' if ''vbox-service'' has not been started. --[[User:Sjroe|sjroe]] 19:13, 30 December 2011 (EST)
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== New change Heads up ==
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I'm new to virtual machines and I was following the guide for installing an arch host on an arch guest. The only way for me to get the bootloader to work in the host was to use syslinux and not grub. With grub the virtual machine just hangs at the boot screen. Maybe interesting to add, if this is a common problem and not just me... This guide uses syslinux and works perfectly: http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3851. --[[User:Demaratus|Demaratus]] ([[User talk:Demaratus|talk]]) 12:57, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
  
Some changes will be introduced in the next package release of virtualbox.
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:Hi Demaratus,
  
*vboxbuild will be dropped in favor of upstream provided dkms config.(FS#30692) (FS#30749) (FS#28792)
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: I've just tested my ArchLinux VM with Grub and it is working flawlessly ;-) See the dedicated [[GRUB]] article for installation details. The commands I used for a standard BIOS install are:
You will be able to build your virtualbox modules by running
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:{{bc|<nowiki>
$ dkms install vboxhost/4.1.18
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# pacman -S grub
or you can let dkms rc script compile/install/load your modules with
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# grub-install --target=i386-pc --recheck --debug /dev/sda
$ rc.d start dkms
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# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg</nowiki>}}
vboxweb and vboxservice gain systemd service files (FS#30725)
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*vbox-service will be renamed into vboxservice and config file is now backuped. (FS#30692)
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*virtualbox-archlinux-additions add a new group named vboxsf (FS#30725)
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*a new package (virtualbox-archlinux-source) will allow compilation (via dkms) of virtualbox guest kernel modules.
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Page should be updated one new version is released.  
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:Done and working ;-) Btw, I prefer Syslinux too for BIOS based installations. -- [[User:wget|wget]] ([[User talk:wget|talk]]) 16:50, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
-- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 05:37, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
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Revision as of 16:50, 11 January 2014

vmware

Anybody, any experience with how to use existing vmware virtual machine in virtualbox? I tried, but without success. I'll retry using: http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/howto-transform-a-qemu-image-to-a-virtualbox-image/ and post my findings. -- Drakosha (talk) 08:38, 24 June 2007‎ (UTC)

I'm currently rewriting/restructuring the article and I'm gonna add this information. I'm quite accustomed to use VmWare VMs on VirtualBox. -- wget (talk) 09:10, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

vbox-service

In section "Synchronise guest date with host" it should be noted that starting vbox-service is also required for the auto mounting feature to work. For example, creating a Shared Folder with the options Make Permanent and Auto-Mount selected will NOT auto mount in /media/sf_<SHARE_NAME> if vbox-service has not been started. --sjroe 19:13, 30 December 2011 (EST)

With systemd, running sudo systemd enable vboxservice.service makes VBoxService run on every install. Or, running VBoxService as root at boot works too. --Meatcar (talk) 17:34, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

vdfuse

The tool vdfuse (if it works with archlinux) could be suggested in the Mounting .vdi Images section instead of telling that it's impossible. -- Heinrich5991 (talk) 11:01, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Since you use vdfuse and familiar with it, you can add these info yourself. See Help:Editing and Help:Style for a guide. -- Fengchao (talk) 12:17, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

USB on Win7 Guest

In my experience I have found that USB devices will not be detected/installed correctly on a Windows 7 guest without enabling the USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller which requires the full blown VirtualBox Extensions available from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads AdmiralAkber (talk) 02:59, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Extension pack gui installation

I had to install "gksu" to get rid of "https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8473" when trying to install the extension pack from gui. Vvo (talk) 10:57, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll try to reproduce that problem and add the tip to the troubleshooting section. -- wget (talk) 11:57, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

boot loader

I'm new to virtual machines and I was following the guide for installing an arch host on an arch guest. The only way for me to get the bootloader to work in the host was to use syslinux and not grub. With grub the virtual machine just hangs at the boot screen. Maybe interesting to add, if this is a common problem and not just me... This guide uses syslinux and works perfectly: http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3851. --Demaratus (talk) 12:57, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Demaratus,
I've just tested my ArchLinux VM with Grub and it is working flawlessly ;-) See the dedicated GRUB article for installation details. The commands I used for a standard BIOS install are:
# pacman -S grub
# grub-install --target=i386-pc --recheck --debug /dev/sda
# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Done and working ;-) Btw, I prefer Syslinux too for BIOS based installations. -- wget (talk) 16:50, 11 January 2014 (UTC)