Black Arch VMware Installation

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Summary

In this documentation, you will find the necessary steps to set up the Linux distribution Black Arch as a virtual machine in VMware Workstation.

Requirements

Steps

ISO file download

Download the newest Black Arch Linux ISO file from the official website.

VMware setup

Open VMware Workstation and follow these configurations for a successful installation:

  • Click on File -> New Virtual Machine; a window with the configuration will pop up
  • Choose Custom as the type of configuration and click Next>
  • Choose Installer disc image file (iso) and find path to the downloaded Black Arch ISO file, then click Next>
  • As Guest operating system select Linux and set the Version to Other Linux 5.x or later kernel 64-bit, then click Next>
  • Set up the VM name, path, and at the processor configuration, go for 1 processor with 2 cores per processor
  • Set the Memory for this virtual machine to 1024 MB and for network type choose NAT
  • For SCSI Controller choose the LSI Logic (recommended) and for Disk Type choose SCSI (recommended)
  • Choose "Create a new virtual disk" and set theMaximum Disk Size to 50 GB;
  • Choose Store virtual disk as a single file (or Split virtual disk into multiple files if that suits your needs better), then click Next> and Finish

Now you're all set:

Blackarch installer.png

Your first login must be as:
 ➥ user: root
 ➥ password: blackarch
Afterwards, you may change the password, create new users etc.

Used Hardware

  • Virtual machine in VMWare: 4 vCPUs, 8GB RAM, 100GB SCSI HDD

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