VirtualBox 5.0 Released – Install on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Ravi Saive

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93 Responses

  1. Andrew says:

    Thank you so much!

  2. Derwood says:

    Thanks Ravi. Updated my system to CentOS 6.7 and also updated from VirtualBox 4.3 to 5.0. It all worked perfectly.

  3. @lvin says:

    I have a question. Why do we need to rebuild the kernel modules? Is it necessary? Thanks!

    • Derwood says:

      VirtualBox has kernel modules that are required for it to work. They have to be built against the kernel that is in use. So, if you are upgrading virtualbox, or upgrading your kernel by doing a yum update, the kernel modules specific to VirtualBox must be rebuilt against the kernel. You can’t use modules that were built against an older kernel or modules from an older version of VirtualBox.

  4. rahul says:

    I’ve updated virtual box to 5.0 yesterday, my host machine is win 7 prof. after i updated to this i found major changes in my guest machines (centOS 6.6) all the fonts are visible as font and it’s very difficult to look for more time.

  5. GMarin says:

    Hi, good job but with LinuxMint 17.2 the command lsb_release -cs give as answer : rafaela.
    Oracle doesn’t know rafeala dist but knows ubuntu trusty dist or debian wheezy dist.
    When you try apt-get update you get an error not found on oracle servers.

  6. Tariq says:

    Very Good Explanation. I have installed VBOX 5 in Centos 6.5 with out any error :).

  7. kalyan says:

    Hello ,
    I gone through u r site and good. My concern is I need to install RHEL server on my laptop .In that Rhel i want to install VirtualBOX S/W to run a few windows applications..
    So inside Virtal box -Going to insatll it possible to such so?? please let me know..

    2) I have RHEL 5.8 ,wan to install VirtualBOX 4.3 said as like of above by u…
    I have moved to “”/etc/yum.repos.d”” and while executing i got Error …

    Error ::
    [root@NEURAREPO yum.repos.d]# pwd
    [root@NEURAREPO yum.repos.d]# wget
    –2015-05-27 12:00:38–
    Resolving… failed: Temporary failure in name resolution.
    wget: unable to resolve host address `’
    [root@NEURAREPO yum.repos.d]#

    So please guide me to resolve this issue and mail me the concern … Thank u …

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Is your machine is connected to network? please check your internet connectivity and then execute the commands as described in the article.

  8. Rodger Ramos says:

    very good explanation“ good job

  9. Zane says:

    Hi Ravi, could you explain me what’s the reason of the problem?

  10. Zane says:

    I copied from /usr/lib64 to /usr/lib/virtualbox , The error information is changed as below.

    VirtualBox: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain: dlopen(“/usr/lib/virtualbox/”,) failed: /usr/lib/virtualbox/ undefined symbol: _XGetRequest

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