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How To Install VirtualBox 4.0 In Fedora 15?

By on May 27th, 2011 
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VirtualBox LogoVirtualbox is still one of the most easy to use virualisation tools out there and the best part is it is available for free in-spite of the fact that Oracle owns it now. VirtualBox is available for almost all popular Operating Systems and distributions. In this article, we will tell you how to install VirtualBox 4.0 in the newly released Fedora 15 Linux. At the time of writing this article, the version of VirtualBox available was VirtualBox 4.0.8.

Step 1: Install Kernel Headers, DKMS and GNU C Compiler. You can skip this step if you already have these packages installed on your Fedora 15 system.

sudo yum install -y kernel-headers kernel-devel dkms gcc
sudo yum -y update

Step 2: In this step we will download and install the VirtualBox package. There are two ways of doing this. Manual Download & Install or Install Directly.

Manual Download & Install

sudo wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.8/VirtualBox-4.0-4.0.8_71778_fedora15-1.i686.rpm && sudo rpm -ivh VirtualBox-4.0-4.0.8_71778_fedora15-1.i686.rpm

Direct Install

sudo rpm -Uvh http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.8/VirtualBox-4.0-4.0.8_71778_fedora15-1.i686.rpm

Step 3: The major part of this tutorial is now over. Now we just need to recompile the Kernel with VirtualBox drivers using this command:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Step 4: And finally, we just need to add the group vboxusers your current user group and id. You can do it with this command:

sudo usermod -G vboxusers -a YOUR_USERNAME

[OR]

sudo usermod -G vboxusers -a $USER

The installation is now over and you may start using VirtualBox.

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How To Install VirtualBox 4.0 In Fedora 15? was originally published on Digitizor.com on May 27, 2011 - 2:50 pm (Indian Standard Time)