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Installing Fedora 20 on VirtualBox 4.3


Yesterday Red hat has released Fedora 20 and Fedora is finally adding support for the RISC-based processors officially. Fedora 20 has improved virtualization support through both a new visual interface and the addition of virtual images.

In last post we Installed Fedora 20 on VMware Workstation 10. Today I am going to Install Fedora 20 on VirtualBox 4.3.  VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64 and Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use and VirtualBox is free.
VirtualBox run on a Windows or Linux hosts and supports a Varity range of Windows, Linux, and Unix guests OS. But Virtual Box also supports Mac OS X hosts and guests But whereas VMware offers a separate product i.e. VMware Fusion.

Fedora 20 Features
  • Support for ARM
  • Cloud and Virtualization Improvements
  • Developer Features
  • GNOME Wayland support
  • Desktop Improvements - GNOME 3.10 desktop is the default one but KDE 4.11 is also available
  • Maturity and Advanced Features
  • The Fedora 20 installation was fairly simple and easy, so lets start.
    First Install VirtualBox 4.3 on your desktop or laptop and Download Fedora 20 ISO file.
    Click on New to Create New Virtual Machine for Fedora 20 as shown below,

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Please choose a name for the new Fedora 20 Virtual Machine & select the operating system type as Linux and version as Fedora (64 Bit) and click Next.

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Select the amount of Memory you want want allocate to Fedora 20 Virtual Machine.

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Select Create a Virtual hard drive now option and click on create.

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Select Hard drive file type as VDI and click Next.

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When you Power ON the Fedora 20 Virtual Machine it will ask for Fedora 20 ISO image. So provide ISO path & click on Start.

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Press Enter key to continue.

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Select “Install to Hard Driver” option.

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Set “Date & Time” & installation destination & click on Begin Installation.

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In this step you can set Root Password & create new users.

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Now your Fedora 20 is installed & ready. Restart your Virtual Machine.

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To check Fedora 20 version run below command as shown,
#cat /etc/system-release

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