We install Arch Linux on VirualBox with BIOS activated + swap. We use this tutorial.

We get our Arch Linux iso from archlinux.org and boot from it.

The correct Virtualbox settings must be applied. Check them out.

Then we follow the guide.

Cloning a VirtualBox makes sense, reuse the work you have done.

And then install Deepin or Mate or Plasma or …

We start from the last video. We have a basic Arch Linux on our Virtualbox.

Now we need to install the desktop. Lightdm is already activated but there is no desktop behind it yet.

We go to the TTY with Right-CTRL + F3.

On real metal you use Ctrl + Alt + F3.

We install spectrwm with

sudo pacman  -S spectrwm

This is Spectrwm from Arch Linux.

We need to copy/paste /etc/spectrwm.conf to the ~/.spectrwm.conf to edit it easily.

Many lines were still commented out.

Now you need to configure it.

There may be missing pieces. You need to figure that out.

Now we get our ArcoLinux packages into Arch Linux. ArcoLinux created an application for that called

arcolinux-spices

Download it from here.

Then we install it.

This can be a good way to learn about ArcoLinux and Arch Linux.