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Arch Linux on VMware

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TODO: i3-gaps, auto-script, ...


Default Boot Settings is BIOS

Prefer changing to UEFI before any installation

BIOS related GRUB configuration#

grub-install /dev/sdXgrub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg


Enable DHCPcd before switching to NetworkManager#

systemctl enable dhcpcd


Install & Enable open-vm-tools#

pacman -S open-vm-toolssystemctl enable vmtoolsd

Install Xorg Server#

pacman -S xorg-server

Additional configuration for open-vm-tools#

pacman -S xf86-input-vmmouse xf86-video-vmware mesasudo echo "needs_root_rights=yes" > /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config

Display Manager (SDDM)#

pacman -S sddm


Installation guide - ArchWiki (

VMware/Install Arch Linux as a guest - ArchWiki