Install Virtualbox on Fedora 23 From Official Oracle Repository

Virtualbox is not included in Fedora repository. We can install it from official Oracle repository or the RPM fusion repository. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Virtualbox on Fedora 23 from official Oracle repository.

Add Official Oracle Repo

Create a repo file for VirtualBox.

sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualbox.repo

Add these lines to this file.

 name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - VirtualBox

Save and close this file. Now install VirtualBox-5.0 with dnf.

sudo dnf install VirtualBox-5.0

dnf will download, import  Oracle’s public key automatically. But you have to check it yourself. The fingerprint of Oracle public key is

7B0F AB3A 13B9 0743 5925 D9C9 5442 2A4B 98AB 5139
 Oracle Corporation (VirtualBox archive signing key) <[email protected]>

Once Virtualbox is installed, you may want to issue the following command to register the VirtualBox kernel module using DKMS.

sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup


Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules [ OK ]
Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules [ OK ]
Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS[ OK ]
Starting VirtualBox kernel modules [ OK ]

Now you can start creating virtual machines on Fedora!

Install Virtualbox on Fedora

Install Virtualbox Extension Pack

The VirtualBox extension pack includes support for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices, VirtualBox RDP and PXE boot for Intel cards. You must install the extension pack with the same version as your installed version of VirtualBox!

Download and install VirtualBox extension pack


Once downloaded, go to File > Preferences > Extensions and click the add button to add VirtualBox extensions pack.

Install Virtualbox on Fedora

Install Virtualbox on Fedora

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  • Paco San

    Hey men. “sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup” is not working