Virtualbox installation on Fedora Linux This short howto will guide a Fedora user with a steps on howto install VirtualBox on a Fedora linux system.

System: Fedora 14 Laughlin , i386

Kernel: 2.6.35.6-48.fc14.i686

Virtualbox Version: 3.2.12 for Linux

First, become a root and install all required prerequisites:

# yum install SDL make automake autoconf gcc kernel-devel dkms

Download RPM binary package of Virtualbox:

# wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.2.12/VirtualBox-3.2-3.2.12_68302_fedora14-1.i686.rpm

Next install a downloaded RPM package with rpm command:

# rpm -i VirtualBox-3.2-3.2.12_68302_fedora14-1.i686.rpm

Recompile vboxdrv modules:

# /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Make your self belong to a group vboxusers:

# usermod -G vboxusers -a username

Now, you need to log out and log in to apply the above group changes. Once you log in into the system again you should have a working version of Virtualbox on your Fedora Linux.

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