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Grub cannot find root disk on VirtualBox

I've built myself a boot image of a variant of Arch Linux for writing to USB sticks. It uses grub with default values, and it works just fine when booting a physical box from USB. (This question ...
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arch 64 attempting to create 64 bit win7, will only create as 32 bit

I am trying to install Windows 7 64-bit as guest OS in VirtualBox. My host OS is Arch Linux 64-bit. I have created a new VM and set it to 64-bit Windows, using vboxmanage. However, when installing ...
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464 views

Virtualize an existing windows 8.1 installation on arch

I have the following setup: Intel i5 4570s SSD for os sda1: EFI boot partition sda2: ext4 with arch installed sda3: swap sda4: microsoft reserved sda5: ntfs with windows 8.1 installed HDD for data ...
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Virtualbox VS VMWare for Linux Guest

I've got a desktop that I use for gaming, I really love Linux but I love my games too much to abandon them for Linux. I'm very hopeful that in the not-so-distant future VGA-Passthrough technology will ...
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Convert a VirtualBox VM into main OS

I have an old Vostro 1500 which has a rare wifi card, so it isn't included in the default firmware, and a broken Ethernet port and I want to install Arch Linux on it. That of course is practically ...
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Installing FVWM in Arch Linux

I recently successfully installed Arch Linux in VirtualBox, for the first time. I want to install FVWM, so I installed X Server, and then ran pacman -S fvwm. It says that fvwm has been installed, but ...
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Use wireless connection of Windows 7 in VirtualBox with ArchBang

I'm trying use my wireless connection (windows 7) in my virtualbox (archbang), but I can't do that. Obs.: I don't want connect in wireless, I want the windows connection in archbang. I try: ...
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pacman -Syu fails on one network but succeeds on others

I'm a Archlinux user. I have had trouble in pacman for 2 weeks. And I can't decide it's the problem of the network or pacman. I use virtualbox and have some virtual archlinux machines. Since last ...
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How to install vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp kernel modules on Arch Linux guest?

I am attempting to create an Arch Linux Virtualbox 4.2.6 guest, and I have need of a Host-Only network. I have read in multiple places that I need to load the kernel modules vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp ...
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Arch Linux in Virtualbox keeps forgetting about my resolution

It's a fairly minor problem, but it's pretty annoying all the same. Whenever I start up Arch (DE is xfce) in VB, it always defaults to a small resolution after I login with slim, which uses the full ...
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Windows VirtualBox failed to attach USB device to Linux Guest

I have Windows 7 64bit Host system, and I am using VirtualBox 4.1.18 (r78361). I have an Arch Linux Guest OS. I have installed VirtualBox Extension Pack (to enable USB2 support) and added my USB ...
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Why is SLiM stuck at the login screen?

I've recently installed X and SLiM but when I wanted to login it wouldn't let me. It keeps asking for username. (virtualbox) My /.xinitrc: DEFAULT_SESSION=ck-launch-session dbus-launch ...
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Configuring two interfaces with netcfg in VM (VirtualBox)

I am using netcfg to configure two interfaces in my archlinux VM. In VirtualBox I have set two active interfaces. The first (eth0) is the NAT interface to provide the VM with Internet access. The ...
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Arch - VirtualBox - Use mounted ISO

I've an *.img file, that can't be converted to *.iso, because its a multi-session disk. So I simply changed the file ending to .iso. Now, I am able to mount it using the following command: mount -o ...
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Installing an operating system to a USB drive and booting to it - all within VirtualBox

Is it possible to install an operating system onto a USB drive, and then boot to it, all within VirtualBox? Not like putting the virtual disk on the USB drive. Installing the entire OS there so it can ...
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Recommended FS to share Windows, OS X host and Linux

I have a 120GB SD hard drive that I have put into an Oker portable USB enclosure it comes with two USB output presumably one is redundant just to get extra power. I regularly use 3 host computers: ...
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How to get my virtual machine (VirtualBox) accessible on a company network?

I created an Arch Linux VM guest using VirtualBox on my Windows desktop at work. I'm planning to use it for Django development because there are no Unix machines available to use as a workstation at ...
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Disable Windows Key hotkeys when using Virtualbox

I'm currently running a VirtualBox of Arch Linux with Windows 7 x64 as the host. In Arch, I use dwm for window management. As dwm is heavily dependent on hotkeys, I've used the Alt key as its META key ...
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Why isn't VirtualBox restoring my saved machine state?

I'm using VirtualBox 3.1.2 (on Windows 7, as my host OS) to experiment with an ArchLinux install. I use the Save Machine State option when powering down my VM so that it can be restored as it was. If ...
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A development machine in VirtualBox - (Debian-min vs Arch Linux vs recommend-one)

I have few years of experience on Linux, mainly Ubuntu (dual-boot). Now I am shifting to Windows, and installing Linux in VirtualBox, Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). I am looking for a ...
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ArchLinux in VirtualBox crashes (host Ubuntu)

I'm trying to run ArchLinux in a VirtualBox VM but each time I start the VM it seems to crash. I see Arch booting up to this line: ::Loading udev... It pauses there for say 30 seconds, then I ...