How to install Virtualbox

How to install Virtualbox
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product These are the steps you need to install it in Antergos:

1. Install kernel headers (linux-headers)

sudo pacman -S linux-headers OR for LTS Kernels install the linux-lts-headers sudo pacman -S linux-lts-headers  

2. Install Virtualbox

sudo pacman -S virtualbox virtualbox-guest-iso You will be ask for installing the core-packages:
  • for linux kernel choose virtualbox-host-modules-arch
  • for other kernels (like LTS) choose virtualbox-host-dkms

3. Install net-tools if you want to use host-only or bridged networking (optional)

sudo pacman -S net-tools   (should be installed on standard Antergos)=

4. Install virtualbox-ext-vnc if you need VNC server support (optional)

As you want access the VM from external Systems... sudo pacman -S virtualbox-ext-vnc

5. load the needed module:

sudo modprobe vboxdrv

6. Add your user(S) to the vboxusers group

sudo gpasswd -a username vboxusers

7. Add Oracle extensions (optional)

yay -S virtualbox-ext-oracle Then you need to open virtualbox and go to File -> Preferences -> Extensions and enable the package that has been downloaded. Virtualbox Prefences

Notes / Troubleshooting:

As reported here: antergos-will-not-start-the-live-environment-to-install-it-in-vbox It helps to change display settings to use the older better implemented VBoxVGA as controller device in settings.

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