I have a dual boot Laptop with Windows & Manjaro. But now I want to install Windows in VB on Manjaro host to be able to write in MSWord in my regional language, which others could edit on their systems which mostly house Windows OS. I had almost stopped using Windows but I will have to switch between the two OSes often times now. I want to get rid of the Windows OS on the other partition and have it on Manjaro itself.
Two days ago I installed VirtualBox-6 with these following commands that I copied from the Arch wiki and a couple of the Manjaro forum pages.
sudo pacman -Syu virtualbox linux54-virtualbox-host-modules
sudo pacman -Syu
sudo systemctl enable vboxweb.service
sudo systemctl start vboxweb.service
lsmod | grep -i vbox
pamac build virtualbox-ext-oracle
sudo pacman -Syu virtualbox-guest-utils
sudo modprobe vboxdrv
sudo gpasswd -a $USER vboxusers
#Replace $User with your username#
sudo modprobe vboxguest vboxvideo vboxsf
sudo systemctl enable --now vboxservice.service
sudo gpasswd -a ak vboxsf
Everything went so smooth that I was delighted. But when I restarted; the internet was gone and got a Vbox kernel error. I took cue from a Manjaro forum page and uninstalled VB guest utils. But no use.
Right from then on I cannot connect to internet. The icon in the tray is gone. I used to connect to my Hotspot.
I searched the web for solutions for two days and tried everything possible, I suppose, with no effect. I even followed the instructions on the below site thoroughly, probably the best one;
When I start the system, I get an error message which says;
Failed to start modemmanager
Before I realized that I could tether my phone, I uninstalled Network-Manager and downloaded packages from the Archlinux website with the Antix OS live USB, and installed the tar packages offline by giving the command,
sudo pacman -U packagename
I even uninstalled VB, and the virtualbox-guest-utils, but no use.
I can connect to the internet on the same Laptop with other OS Windows. I can even connect to the internet on the same Laptop with Live USB sticks with Antix and Pricise Puppy on them. I can even connect to the internet on this very Manjaro system by tethering to my mobile phone, which I am doing right now.
I have attached the image file which shows what I did with CLI, to resolve the issue. I don't understand much about the commands I used. It was a blind game which I have won in the past some times.
I started the nmtui;
But alas, since I am a noob, I didn't understand anything of it. I tried to activate the connections in the Terminal-gui but it didn't respond. It sat idle.
As a last resort I came to the forum. Please help.
Thanks & Regards