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#1 2020-10-08 16:24:12

Papa Echo
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Registered: 2017-07-25
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Installation in VirtualBox 6.1.14 Guest

I am just installing a new Arch Linux as a guest in VirtualBox 6.1.14.
I installed the essential packages with:

pacstrap /mnt base linux nano

I did NOT install the linux-firmware and base-devel packages, because my Arch is running in a virtual machine and I don't develop packages. Is this correct?
I received about 10 warnings that some firmware is missing. I think it is for the fallback kernel only and it is irrelevant for a virtual machine. Correct?

Do I have to install this with the current VirtualBox 6.1.14?

pacman -S virtualbox-guest-utils
systemctl enable vboxservice.service
pacman –S xf86-video-vmware

Is

pacman -S acpid

necessary?

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#2 2020-10-09 02:14:23

fukawi2
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Re: Installation in VirtualBox 6.1.14 Guest

Papa Echo wrote:

I received about 10 warnings that some firmware is missing.

We're not mind readers, so without knowing what those warnings are, it maybe OK.

Papa Echo wrote:

Do I have to install this with the current VirtualBox 6.1.14?

pacman -S virtualbox-guest-utils
systemctl enable vboxservice.service
pacman –S xf86-video-vmware

You don't have to, but it will optimize the installation.

I assume you've followed the wiki guide on this? https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Vi … as_a_guest

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#3 2020-10-09 23:48:48

Papa Echo
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Re: Installation in VirtualBox 6.1.14 Guest

I was asking, because more and more packages are integrated into the Linux Kernel.
I just found out that the xf86-video-vmware package is automatically installed from the virtualbox-guest-utils package.

Yes, I knew the Wiki on "VirtualBox/Install Arch Linux as a guest", but this Wiki doesn't answer all my questions.

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#4 2020-10-11 23:36:35

fukawi2
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Re: Installation in VirtualBox 6.1.14 Guest

If there's something wrong with the Wiki, then you can update it. That's the whole point of the Wiki.

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