In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VirtualBox on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, VirtualBox is a program which allows you to install an operating system without changing your computer’s main operating system. This software allows you to create and run guest operating systems (“virtual machines”) such as Linux and Windows on top of the host operating system.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation VirtualBox on a CentOS 7 server.
Install VirtualBox on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Installing required package and development tools:
Before installing VirtualBox make sure to install all required packages to run VirtualBox:
Download and import Oracle public key:
Download VirtualBox repo file for CentOS 7 and move it into /etc/yum.repos.d directory:
wgethttp://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/el/virtualbox.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualbox.repo
Step 3. Installing VirtualBox on CentOS 7.
Use the following command to install VirtualBox using yum command:
Rebuild kernel modules with the following command:
Add your user name into vboxuser group:
Step 4. Accessing VirtualBox.
Once it’s installed, start it from your application menu, or run the command below to start VirtualBox from a terminal or find the application on your ubuntu dash and launch it.:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed VirtualBox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VirtualBox on CentOS 7 server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official VirtualBox web site.