Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Installing VirtualBox 4.0 on Fedora 13

Oracle recently released VirtualBox 4.0, a new major release. It now has an open architecture using extension packs and the base package is under GPLv2 and lots of new cool features. So its worth to install the VB 4.0

This article assume that you have already older version of VirtualBox installed along with all the dependencies.

1.       First install the DKMS package
$ sudo yum install dkms

2.       Download the VB 4.0 for Fedora 13 64bit

3.       Uninstall the older version of VB (make sure no virtual machine is running)
$ rpm -qa | grep VirtualBox <- this will give you the package name of installed VB
$ sudo rpm –e PackageName (replace package name with the name got from earlier command)

4.       Install VirtualBox 4.0
sudo rpm –Uvh VirtualBox-4.0-4.0.0_69151_fedora13-1.x86_64.rpm

Download and install the extension pack as follows:

$ wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.0/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.0-69151.vbox-extpack

$ sudo VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.0-69151.vbox-extpack

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