How To Install Manjaro Linux W/Guest Additions In VirtualBox

Most of you know by now it’s a goal of mine to get folks interested in and to try open source software; especially their operating system.

VirtualBox is a great way to learn and practice on another operating system without damaging your current Windows, Mac OS, or Linux installation.

I played around with Manjaro a bit today, and decided to make a video tutorial to help folks get Manjaro into VirtualBox. If you’re new to Linux, and want to begin your journey into Linux by customizing your desktop, Manjaro might just be your hucklberry.

Manjaro is a user-friendly GNU/Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch Linux. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting-edge software.

However, Arch is also traditionally aimed at more experienced or technically-minded users. As such, it is generally considered to be beyond the reach of many, especially those who lack the technical expertise (or persistence) required to use it.

Developed in Austria, France, and Germany, Manjaro aims to provide all of the benefits of Arch Linux combined with a focus on user-friendliness and accessibility. Available in both 32- and 64-bit versions, Manjaro is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced Linux users.

So without further adieu, he is the unvoiced tutorial:

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  1. You got me through the install without a hitch! Much appreciated.

    • Hi! I use Manjaro XFCE as my main desktop. However, I use Windows 7 in Virtualbox for tasks that I can only perform in Windows. My Manjaro system as well as my Virtualbox are updated, So my question is: How to update the Guest version inside Windows guest? (It’s no secret in Linux Mint, for example, we look for the .iso and install… But how to do it in Manjaro?). Best.

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