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Sunday, June 7, 2015

How to Install VirtualBox 4.3 on CentOS/RHEL


Oracle VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware.

VirtualBox supports a large number of guest operating systems: Windows, DOS, Linux, Solaris, OpenSolaris, OpenBSD, etc.

Step 1 - Try to install VirtualBox using your default repository.

Step 2 - Download VirtualBox repository by using the below command and check that it is added on your repository.

Step 3 - Then check your OS and kernel versions.

Step 4 - After that update your yum repository using the below command.
Here we can see the kernel version is updated after the completion of "yum update".

Step 5 - First install repository "epel-relesase".

Step 6 - Before installing VirtualBox, we need to install dependency packages.

Step 7 - After that, we can install VirtualBox.

Step 8 - Run the below command for kernal updation

Step 9 - After successful installation, we can use Virtual Box application.

That's it...