How to Install VirtualBox 4.3.14 on ArchLinux

VirtualBox is one of many virtualization software that could be run on Linux, one with slowest cpu performance according to this article. Installing VirtualBox is quite simple, but to make it run you must also install certain package. To install VirtualBox, type:

yaourt --needed --noconfirm -S --force virtualbox virtualbox-host-modules linux-headers

To make it able to run, you must create the kernel module first, the easiest way is using dkms:

sudo dkms autoinstall


sudo dkms vboxhost/4.3.14

then enable it using:

sudo modprobe vboxdrv

Now you can start and run VirtualBox images without error.
if you want to auto-recompile when installing new kernel, use this command:

sudo systemctl enable dkms

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