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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: and post my findings.

Removal of VBoxClient-all

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.

vboxusers group

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


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)

New change Heads up

Some changes will be introduced in the next package release of virtualbox.

  • vboxbuild will be dropped in favor of upstream provided dkms config.(FS#30692) (FS#30749) (FS#28792)

You will be able to build your virtualbox modules by running $ dkms install vboxhost/4.1.18 or you can let dkms rc script compile/install/load your modules with $ rc.d start dkms vboxweb and vboxservice gain systemd service files (FS#30725)

  • vbox-service will be renamed into vboxservice and config file is now backuped. (FS#30692)
  • virtualbox-archlinux-additions add a new group named vboxsf (FS#30725)
  • a new package (virtualbox-archlinux-source) will allow compilation (via dkms) of virtualbox guest kernel modules.

Page should be updated one new version is released. -- Fengchao (talk) 05:37, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Info already updated. Close. -- Fengchao (talk) 10:55, 25 September 2012 (UTC)


I had to modprobe vboxnetflt and add it in /etc/modules-load.d to be able to run the virtualbox GUI application. -- erlhel (talk) 12:21, 25 September 2012 (UTC)


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)