Create a new machine with your favorite name, for example –> EndeavourOS
Machine Folder: as you like
Version: Arch Linux (64-Bit)
Memory size: (minimum 1024MB, recommended 2048MB)
Hard Disk: “Create a virtual hard disk now”
File location: Where do you want to save your virtual machine? Be aware that you got enough space for the virtual hard drive.
File size: with about 12GB you’re good to go – depends on the plans for your virtual machine. Definitely enough for a little test-drive.
Hard disk file type: What you prefer, VDI is absolutely ok.
Storage on physical disk: Dynamically allocated (The virtual machine takes only the amount of space that is needed. Your chosen file size is the maximum.)
After the wizard, you have to change one or two settings. First, you click on [Optical Drive] Empty. Then you choose the downloaded EndeavourOS-ISO to mount it in the virtual optical drive.
If you plan to activate the 3D acceleration for the GPU (graphics card) you have to change the graphics controller to “VBoxSVGA”. And you want to maximize the “Video Memory” to 128MB.
Notes / Troubleshooting:
It helps to change display settings to use the older better implemented VBoxVGA as controller device in the settings. But as VirtualBOX now give a Warning on that you have wrong settings if you choose this and it seems that VMSVGA (what virtualbox set as default on Linux guests) is still not working nicely with Archbased Guests, it reverts to its default on leaving settings window and you need to set it from main overview of the Box:
It will set back sometimes so check if Graphic-Controller is set to VBoxSVGA before starting a ArchBox! from that screen you can also set Memory for Graphics bigger then 125 MB:
That’s it… time to start the virtual machine and try EndeavourOS.
All settings in a slideshow: