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Install Virtualbox 4.1.8 Fedora 15

Recently I wanted to add a small network to test Windows 2008 clusters and to use for training for Windows 2008 R2 certification. To do this with minimal costs I looked to virtualization. To do that I had to install Virtualbox or VMWare Workstation. While VMWare workstation is great, it costs money., so Virtualbox is the way to go. This post describes how to install Virtualbox on Fedora 15. Look for future posts on how to build a virtual cluster using FreeNAS and Virtualbox.

Open a terminal session on your system.

Copy and import key

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

 

Add Virtualbox repo to /etc/yum.repos.d.

$ cd /etc/yum.repos.d

$ sudo wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo

$ sudo yum update

 

Install kernel-devel kernel headesr gcc and dkms

$ sudo yum -y install kernel-devel kernel-headers dkms gcc gcc-c++

 Install Virtualbox

$ sudo yum install VirtualBox-4.1

 

Add Virtualbox, or your id, user to Virtualbox user group

$ sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers <userid>

 

Now you can open up Virtualbox and start adding VM’s

 

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