How To Install Virtualbox 4.2.16 On Fedora 19, 18, 17 And CentOS via PPA

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Virtualbox is a popular virtualization software, working on both Linux and Windows. Oracle has released VirtualBox 4.2.16 a while ago (which is the last version available). A full list of bugfixes and improvements is available in the changelog.

how to install Virtualbox 4.2.16 on Fedora 19, Fedora 18, Fedora 17 and CentOS 6.*, via PPA.

In this article I will show you how to install Virtualbox 4.2.16 on Fedora 19, Fedora 18, Fedora 17 and CentOS 6.*, via PPA.

Because it has been added to the Virtualbox PPA, installing Virtualbox on Fedora and CentOS is easy:

Add the Virtualbox repository, for Fedora 19, Fedora 18, Fedora 17:

$ cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
$ sudo wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo

Add the Virtualbox repository, for CentOS 6:

$ cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
$ sudo wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/rhel/virtualbox.repo

Update the local repository index and install the dependencies:

$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install kernel-headers binutils qt make patch libgomp glibc-headers gcc kernel-devel glibc-devel dkms

Install Virtualbox 4.2.16:

$ sudo yum install VirtualBox-4.2

Do some more tweakings:

$ sudo service vboxdrv setup

To start the app, just type Virtualbox in the terminal.

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One comment on “How To Install Virtualbox 4.2.16 On Fedora 19, 18, 17 And CentOS via PPA
  1. Thanks ! I love this kind of “howto”. It’s so easy when somebody give the complete “recipe” 😉 Thanks

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