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How coud I install virtualbox ?

asked 2015-09-09 11:40:00 -0600

mona hassan gravatar image

updated 2015-09-10 00:11:40 -0600

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when I try to install I get an error message that says Installation Failed image description

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Are you trying to install it on F22? 64 bit?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-09-09 20:01:48 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-09-09 12:49:35 -0600

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updated 2015-09-09 12:52:48 -0600


To install virtualbox on F22:

  1. Download the appropriate version from:

  2. From terminal:

    cd Downloads

    sudo dnf install VirtualBox-5.0-5.0.4_102546_fedora22-1.x86_64.rpm

or for 32 bit:

sudo dnf install VirtualBox-5.0-5.0.4_102546_fedora22-1.i686.rpm

After it is installed, you can open it by clicking on the icon or from terminal to configure.

Good luck!

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on f26 enable rpmfusion, then install virtualbox of rpmfusion, this is made for fedora and will avoid you kernel problems

christianbueno gravatar imagechristianbueno ( 2017-07-29 16:34:34 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-09-09 19:42:44 -0600

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Following the instructions here, you can not only download the rpm file and install VirtualBox but also install the software repository for VirtualBox (.repo file) and thus receive updates regularly (using dnf)

In order to do so, download the .repo file here, and copy or move it to /etc/yum.repos.d (you must be root to write to that directory, so sudo mv ~/Downloads/virtualbox.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/ should do the job). You should also install the Oracle's GPG key: wget -q -O- | rpm --import -. Moreover, you should have dkms installed. If not yet, do it using sudo dnf install dkms.

After that, run first sudo dnf update, then sudo dnf install VirtualBox-5.0.x86_64.

Have fun, and consider using gnome-boxes as an alternative...

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Agreed - particularly the use of gnome-boxes as an alternative. VirtualBox is a type 2 hypervisor, making it quite sluggish in comparison to the integration with QEMU and KVM (a type 1 hypervisor) provided by gnome-boxes. I always recommend QEMU/KVM over VirtualBox; the only counter-argument is ease of use, and gnome-boxes resolves that issue quite nicely.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2015-09-10 12:51:56 -0600 )edit

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