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Installation of VirtualBox On Fedora 15

>> 14 July 2011

In part 1 of this tutor I will describe the installation of a VirtualBox on Fedora 15, In the next two posts, I will install Fedora 15, inside a VM, and install a VBox Guest Additions to be used with this one.

What you need:

  • A Fedora 15 Desktop Edition (live cd)
  • VirtualBox

Download Fedora 15 Desktop Edition

You can verify your downloaded ISO, as suggested by Fedora project

Download the VirtualBox

My own system is Fedora 15, 64bits, so I'll download this version of VirtualBox (choose a VirtualBox version for your own Fedora version)

You can also, download and verify the md5sum, or sha256 for the downloaded VirtualBox

Now in my ~/Downloads folder. I have all what we need

I tried first to install a version of the VirtualBox available at
but i experienced some problems getting VBox Guest Additions working.

Installing some components needed for the installation

For the installation of VirtualBox, we need some components:

  • kernel-headers
  • kernel-devel
  • dkms
  • gcc
  • gcc-c++

In a terminal
type the following and Enter
$ su -c "yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel dkms gcc gcc-c++"

Reboot your system
Once the installation is done, you must reboot your system

In Gnome 3 (provided with Fedora 15)
Click on the user name in the upper corner

While the user's menu is opened. Hit and hold ALT key, you'll see Power Off instead of Suspend > Click on Power Off

Click on Restart

Installing VirtualBox
$ cd ~/Downloads

In a terminal
Type the following command and then Enter:

$ su -c "yum localinstall VirtualBox-4.0-4.0.10_72479_fedora15-1.x86_64.rpm"

Now VirtualBox is installed

Click on Applications > System Tools > The icon of VirtualBox is there


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