Installing Virtualbox on Fedora 13

Hi all 🙂

Today we are going to see how to install Oracle Virtualbox in Fedora 13 Goddard which is the latest release from the Fedora Community.

  • To install virtualbox we should first go to http://www.virtualbox.org.
  • In the downloads section we can see Virtualbox for Linux hosts and if we follow that link we can see the Virtualbox for Fedora 13’s link.
  • Depending on the architecture of OS installed download either i386 or AMD64 version.
  • Now before installing it let us install 2 important packages namely gcc and kernel-devel packages.

For installing gcc open terminal and give the following command

#yum install gcc

Now to install kernels development package first find out the current kernel you are using.

#uname -r

See whether there is anything like “PAE” in the output of the above command. if so install the PAE kernels devel version. else normal version.

#yum install kernel-devel
or
#yum install kernel-PAE-devel

Now import the public key of virtualbox package using the command

wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- 
| rpm --import -

Now navigate to the folder which contains the virtualbox downloaded package and give the command.

#yum localinstall VirtualBox-3.2-3.2.6_63112_fedora13-1.i686.rpm

The above command will pull out the necessary dependencies if any and will compile the kernel module too 🙂

Happy Virtualisation.

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