Linux : How to configure Sun VirtualBox on CentOS 5.x

installation process of VirtualBox on a fresh centos5.5 server.

The installation of VirtualBox will require the building of kernel modules.
If the development environment and kernel source are not already installed:

Install the necessary tools, just issue the following command from command prompt, you must have root privilege for this.

#yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
#yum install kernel-devel

Download the rpm from Site


Install the VirtualBox
#rpm -Uvh VirtualBox-3.2-3.2.0_61806_rhel5-1.i386.rpm

This will install the VirtualBox into the system

We need to assign user to vboxusers group which is created by the installation now who will run VirtualBox
#usermod -G vboxusers username

Run the VirtualBox
#VirtualBox &

Now from GNOME or KDE run under “Applications / System Tools / Sun xVM VirtualBox” and start using it.

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