In this tutorial, I created a machine with a 40 gigabyte hard drive. Now select ” remove disk from virtual drive “. You can use whatever you like. The Setup There are numerous ways to run Linux at this point in time. They will, do doubt, become dated again before long, though. But this should get you started. Virtualizing Linux—or any other operating system—requires the help of some additional software.

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This command is largely self-explanatory. It would be good if the guide could be updated to make a statement about the EFI arxh in the VB guest definitions. I have selected all the default selection for driver choice. Once all the packages have installed successfully, we need to enable the Gnome environment to start automatically at system boot. This will start the partition at the beginning of your virtual hard disk.

Setting up an Arch Linux VM in VirtualBox – Spring 2018

Sign up using Email and Password. Therefore the command we are going to enter to virtuakbox the partitioning tool will be: Provide your password if asked, and follow the prompts pacman provides to install the software.


To install reflector, we simply issue the following commands using the “pacman” package manager: This will make the boot partition 15 gigabytes in size, which is roomy enough for our applications and system updates.

You should see an output like this:. After you have successfully ejected the CD, power off the VM and turn it on again.

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To install this package, issue the following command: As we saw from the previously entered “lsblk” command, our 20GB disk can be identified by the label “sda”.

After you log in as a non-root user, you can type the following to start your Xfce4 desktop:. MBR is older and some argue out of date. Next, you may wish to install your favorite browser, like Chromium the open source version of Google Chrome virrtualbox Firefox.

For English-speaking Americans, these would be: Xfce is what I use.

What do I do for he pacman -S gptfdisk step? You will need to substitute your language setting: I can successfully login to the newly installed system.

Also browsing web sites is slow. To reboot, issue the following command: But then glamor use software openlgl. There are numerous ways to run Linux at this point in time.


At some point I may also add one on customizing your desktop with the Gnome Tweak Tool. I have to say though that I have no idea what the right commands in that shell would be, nor how to avoid getting into it.

The virtualization software used was VirtualBox 5. Before you start your Xfce4 desktop, log in as the non-root user.

When I first discovered virtualization, I got carried away and was running a fork of Solaris and some experimental OS from Bell Labs within the week. FYI — It seems that the command referenced in step To rectify this we need to create a new definition for our interface.

The commands used are as follows: First work with our standard Linux partitions:


This may take several minutes depending on your connection speed and your proximity to the remote server mirror. After selecting the 64bit option, the system will load and you will be presented with a root shell where you will type in your commands. Note that what follows is NOT the whole instruction. To begin, launch the VirtualBox application as you would any program on your computer. But when I was starting out I initially chose to virtualize Arch for a number of reasons: So, at this point, go ahead and double-click on the name of your new virtual PC in VirtualBox to boot it for the first time. You can still add a noob-friendly desktop environment to an Arch installation, of course, and as much software as you want.

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Arch Linux should be working wonderfully at this point. I have also tried following the guide here to add the resolution as an undetected resolution.

Kinda at a loss at the moment, but I can still run the VM at x in VirtualBox scaled mode without any issues. If you obfuscate any information requested, I will obfuscate my response. This can be done by running this command, back at the command line:.


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Users browsing this forum: One of these is to get the sound working. Sign up using Email and Password. You can also try running a full system upgrade to see if any of your installed packages have new versions:. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

However, make sure you have an active network connection as this will be needed throughout the installation process. After making any changes to a mirrorlist, it is always advisable to re-issue the sync command: I get the same error.

The above command will spit out a list of network devices on your virtual PC. The file is located in the following path: This will make the swap partition 2 gigabytes in size, which is plenty of room in almost all cases see the note vidtualbox.

To run an update issue the following command: You can switch to the 2nd virtual console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2. To install this package, issue the following command: Removed unnecessary verbatim quote of the whole previous message.

Hopefully this is the beginning of a long-term relationship between Linux and you. If this is omitted, then the default “sh” is used.


Main Arch Linux WebSite: To install community maintained software you will need to install the “Yaourt Package Manager”. Parted skipped kB at the start of the disk. Log in or sign up in seconds. These are virtual UUIDs, not arcy ones. To do so, enter the following command: But out of the box an Arch Linux distro comes without bells and whistles installed.

Setting up an Arch Linux VM in VirtualBox

You da real MVP. Command to be issued: Since sda1, sda3, and sda4 have now been mounted and swap is on, all four partitions I created in this example are now accessible. To give our new system a hostname we can simply issue the following command: In this example I have issued the command: The command that we will issue xprg In order to load the VirtualBox kernel modules and synchronize time with the host machine, type the following:.