How To Install VirtualBox on Fedora 11

I’m installing VirtualBox on my Fedora machine to test some of the ISO images.

Just to bookmark this content for reference later.

1) Get the latest VirtualBox package from the VirtualBox website for Fedora 11 and install it.

wget && rpm -ivh VirtualBox-3.0.8_53138_fedora11-1.i586.rpm

2) Get the kernel-devel package

yum install make automake autoconf gcc kernel-devel dkms

3) Run the setup file for VirtualBox

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

4) Add yourself to the “vboxusers” group and fix the SELinux Permissions

usermod -G vboxusers -a username
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/virtualbox/

5) Run the VirtualBox


6) Get USB Support

1 – create a new group called “usb”;
2 – locate file usbfs: in my case is /sys/bus/usb/drivers (I suggest to find the file with a usb device inserted;
3 – modify file /etc/fstab inserting a line containing the right path and the number corresponding the “usb” group :
none /sys/bus/usb/drivers usbfs devgid=503,devmode=664 0 0
4 – command mount -a;
5 – start VB and try…;

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