How to install VirtualBox on Fedora 20

For the past few days I am trying to setup Vagrant for uniform development environment in our company, personall I work on Windows 8.1, iMac, Fedora for development and our servers are running CentOS. It is pain I know.

Last weekend I installed and understood Vagrant on windows 8.1, it was great. I will not get into the details on setup here. You can check the documentation on their website.

Today I cloned my Vagrant box, which I want to duplicate on my fedora machine. So for that I need to install VirtualBox first on Fedora 20. It is not as simple as yum install VirtualBox, it requires some effort. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Add the VirtualBox .repo

  1. su -
  2. cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
  3. wget <a href="http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo
  4. [/geshifilter-code">http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo
  5. [/…</a>]
  6.  
  7. <strong>Step 2: Update your system</strong>
  8.  
  9. [geshifilter-code]
  10. sudo yum update

Step 3: Install the required packages

  1. yum install binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-devel dkms

Step 4: Install VirtualBox

  1. sudo yum install VirtualBox-4.3

Step 5: Build modules

  1. /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Step 6: Add the user in vboxusers group

  1. sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers YOUR_USERNAME

Installation complete. Now I will install Vagrant on Fedora 20. Have fun.

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