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=== Rebuilding ===
My mistake on an article edit, I was running an older virtualbox_bin from AUR. It is now /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv setup, this changed in 3.2.2.
--[[User:VitaminJ|VitaminJ]] 19:09, 2 July 2010 (EDT)
== vboxusers group ==
== vboxusers group ==

Revision as of 23:09, 2 July 2010

The mount command under the guestadditions doesn't seem to work in all conditions, in my case it didn't work and I had to change the command.

The command is listed as: "mount /media/cdrom" but I had to actually use "mount /dev/cdrom /mount/cdrom" (I used -r but that shouldn't matter).

Serpardum (Thu, April 13, 2010)


I really think this article should be cleaned up and simplified. It is a little confusing- specifically the "Using host interface networking" section. I would atempt to do it myself, but I am not super knowlegable about this topic. Even Breaking this into sections with advice on which way would be best to use would be helpful. ~meskarune (Fri, June 26, 2009)

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.

The main problem I find with this article is that it is not always clear which parts refer to an archlinux host and which to an archlinux guest. I think ideally the whole article should be re-structured to make this super-clear. maninalift


Could someone please update the wiki with instructions on how to install Guest Additions on an Arch Linux virtual machine? I have been trying to figure this one out for a while now and I can't seem to get the proper daemons/modules to install. ~Thayer (Thursday, 19 July 2007)

I'm bumping this again, because the current instructions don't seem to work. Nevermind, got it working =) ~Thayer (Weds, Aug 6, 2008)


Corrected USB-problem

The fstab entry contains the group-id 85 which can vary on other PCs. I added a possible solution...

More USB

Can confirm that you can use mass storage USB passthrough with 3.0.4. But you must mount /proc/bus/usb as described in the article for any other types of USB devices such as mice & Blackberries

For me an entry in the fstab was also necessary to use my USB flash drive in the WinXP guest. But instead of the line in the wiki article I had to use this one:

none /sys/bus/usb/drivers usbfs devgid=108,devmode=664 0 0 (see this thread: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=640440)

Using host interface networking (the Arch way) & udev rules

the wiki ask to set a file called 60-vboxdrv.rules under the directory /etc/udev/rules.d, but when I've tried, a file named 60-virtualbox.rules is already here, with the same setting. I don't know if the name matter, how from where the file come (virtualbox-ose via pacman ? guest addition ?)

So I report this. --Gkrnours 04:38, 13 May 2009 (EDT)

vboxdrv module

Since Arch uses MODULES_AUTOLAD=yes by default in /etc/rc.conf, is it still mandatory to add vboxdrv in the MODULES array? I don't think so but I'm not totally sure.



My mistake on an article edit, I was running an older virtualbox_bin from AUR. It is now /etc/rc.d/vboxdrv setup, this changed in 3.2.2. --VitaminJ 19:09, 2 July 2010 (EDT)

vboxusers group

It would be nice if someone explained why you might need to add your user to Template:Codeline group. I did not add my user to this group and everything worked as expected. --Bhobbit 19:11, 12 April 2010 (EDT)

Arch Host vs. Arch Guest

I think the whole article is a bit unclear with regard to instructions for setting up VirtualBox on Arch Linux and Arch Linux in VirtualBox - particularly when it comes to obtaining Guest Additions etc. Unless there's really no difference, I think a great improvement would be adding this clarification wherever applicable.

Deleted kmod rebuild instructions for VBox pre-3.1.?

I just deleted the instructions for rebuilding the VirtualBox kernel modules for VBox versions before 3.1.?, because they described obsolete versions of VBox and were poorly written. If anyone still wants those instructions around, please undo that edit ASAP (and then improve the instructions if possible) re-add them manually. Rransom 15:04, 21 June 2010 (EDT) Rransom 10:32, 22 June 2010 (EDT)