Installing VirtualBox 5.0 on Fedora 22

Getting VirtualBox up and running was a little tricky, mainly because Fedora 22 didn’t properly install the kernel headers. ¬†Using the explicit header version fixed this, but here is the full set of steps.

To install Virtualbox, I used Fedy – super easy and has lots of great software you can’t get from the official repo. ¬†However, you can also install from the command line.

Fedy:

http://satya164.github.io/fedy/

Command Line:

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

First, make sure you have the necessary packages to build the virtualbox modules:

sudo dnf install binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-devel dkms

Next, install the specific kernel headers for your kernel version – something like this:

sudo dnf install kernel-devel-4.0.4-301.fc22.x86_64

Now you should be able to build the virtualbox module like so

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

That’s it

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