Install VirtualBox in Fedora

VirtualBox is an Open Source type-2 Hypervisor available for Linux, MacOS and Windows systems.

In this tutorial, we are going to install VirtualBox on Fedora 27. For a successful installation, follow instructions given below.

1. Perform full system update.

sudo dnf update

2. Download VirtualBox

Download VirtualBox for Fedora by clicking here.

If you are on Fedora 26/27, click here to download VirtualBox for 32 bit systems, and here to download VirtualBox for 64 bit systems.

3. Install Virtualbox

After downloading VirtualBox right-click on downloaded package, click “Open With Software Install”

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A new window will open showing the details of downloaded package, click “install”


After clicking install, a new window will appear asking for Authentication, enter the password to proceed further.

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Now, the installation process will start, It might take some time to complete installation depending upon type to processor you use.

Once, installation is completed, theoretically, our VirtualBox is ready to use. But we are proceeding further by installing Extension Pack. It can be downloaded from VirtualBox’s official website’s download section. If you have installed VirtualBox 5.2.2 click here to directly download it.

Right click on downloaded file, and select”Open with Oracle VM VirtualBox”

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It will ask if you want to continue installation, select “install”.

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After clicking install it will display a license agreement, Read the agreement (if you are interested) and click on I Agree.

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After clicking on I agree, it will display a password prompt. Enter user password and click on Authenticate. It should install guest extension pack. And VirtualBox is now ready to use.

I hope this tutorial has helped you to install VirtualBox in Fedora. If you find any grammatical errors or if you want to request any tutorial feel free to use the comments section.



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