[manjaro-general] Problem with Virtualbox Guest Additions

Philip Müller philm at manjaro.org
Sat Aug 2 19:41:27 CEST 2014

Ok, there was some confusion going on also on my end.

When you install virtualbox on Manjaro to host other distros Pamac will 
automatically install the needed host-modules for you.
Guest-Modules are only needed for Distros you want to install inside of 

If you start Virtualbox for example on Windows and insert a Manjaro 
install-media inside your Virtualbox session you don't need to install 
guest modules inside of Manjaro as a guest OS as it get automatically 
detected that Manjaro runs inside Virtualbox and get installed for you 
by mhwd.

To have Debian with guest modules running inside Virtualbox on a Manjaro 
host do this:


You need the guest-modules iso installed as it seems Debian doesn't ship 
guest modules inside their distro. On the other hand you can still use 
Debian even without guest-modules using the vesa driver. It will be slower.

You can read up on Virtualbox on Manjaro/Archlinux here:


Am 02.08.2014 um 15:29 schrieb Rolf Edlund:
> 2014-08-02 14:47 GMT+02:00 Jonathon Fernyhough <jonathon at manjaro.org>:
>>>> OK, so you install the Guest Additions in the guest OS, not in the host
>>> Aha, is that what I shall do. I installed
>>> linux312-virtualbox-guest-modules it in the (Manjaro) host OS.
>> For the Manjaro host OS you want linux312-virtualbox-host-modules.
> And the virtualbox pakage. ;)
>>> What packages do I need to install, and where (host/guest OS) ?
>> I suggest a web search for "debian install virtualbox guest" might be
>> worth doing here. ;)
> Ok, I think I'm getting it now !
>>>> Otherwise, most distros now include the additions in their own repositories.
>> So Debian might already have packages available. A web search should
>> point the way here.
> Thanks for all your help Jonathon and Philip !
> I think Manjaro is one of the best Linux dists. And hoping that v1.0
> will be released soon. But not before it is ready.
> Before that, v0.8.11 will be released.. :).

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