VirtualBox is an open-source virtualization software that allows users to run multiple operating systems on a single machine. It provides a platform to run different virtual machines on the same hardware, which is useful for developers, testers, and system administrators. In this article, we will walk you through the process of installing VirtualBox on Fedora 37.
Before we proceed, make sure that you have administrative privileges on your Fedora 37 system. Without further ado, let's get started.
Step 1: Update the System
Before installing any new software, it is always a good idea to update the system packages to their latest versions. Open the terminal and run the following command:
sudo dnf update
This will update all the installed packages on your system to their latest versions.
Step 2: Enable RPM Fusion Repository
RPM Fusion is a repository that provides additional software packages that are not available in the default Fedora repositories. VirtualBox is one such package that is available in the RPM Fusion repository. To enable it, run the following commands:
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
Step 3: Install Required Dependencies
VirtualBox requires some dependencies to be installed on the system before it can be installed. Run the following command to install the required dependencies:
sudo dnf install kernel-devel kernel-headers dkms gcc make bzip2 perl
Step 4: Download VirtualBox Repository
Download the VirtualBox repository file from the official VirtualBox website. You can do this by running the following command:
wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo -P /etc/yum.repos.d/
Step 5: Install VirtualBox
Now that we have enabled the RPM Fusion repository, installed the required dependencies, and downloaded the VirtualBox repository file, we can install VirtualBox by running the following command:
sudo dnf install VirtualBox-6.1
Step 6: Add Your User to the vboxusers Group
By default, only root and users belonging to the vboxusers group can access VirtualBox. To add your user to the vboxusers group, run the following command:
sudo usermod -aG vboxusers $USER
Step 7: Launch VirtualBox
You can launch VirtualBox from the Applications menu or by running the following command in the terminal:
You have successfully installed VirtualBox on Fedora 37. Now you can create virtual machines and run different operating systems on your machine.
- To uninstall VirtualBox, run the following command:
sudo dnf remove VirtualBox-6.1
- To update VirtualBox to the latest version, run the following command:
sudo dnf update VirtualBox-6.1
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