Saturday, October 17, 2009

Installing VirtualBox on Fedora 11

Step 1: You can either install by downloading and installing the rpm directly of use the Fedora repo. There are repo for RHEL and OpenSuSE as well

Step 1a: If you wish to download and install the rpm directly, type the following
# wget
# yum localinstall VirtualBox-3.0.8_53138_fedora11-1.i586.rpm

Step 1b: A better method in my opinion will be by using the repository method
Create a virtualbox.repo file at /etc/yum.repos.d/
# touch /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualbox.repo
# vim virtualbox.repo

# yum check-update

Step 2: Run setup file for Virtualbox
# /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Step 3: Add yourself as a user in the vboxusers group at /etc/group 
# usermod -G vboxusers myserid

Step 4: USB Fix for VirtualBox
# vim /etc/group
# create a new group and add your name to it

# vim /etc/fstab
none /sys/bus/usb/drivers usbfs devgid=502,devmode=664 0 0

Step 5: Run VirtualBox
# VirtualBox


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