Fedora 14 was released today with new features and updates. The complete release note is available here at official site. Do you want to try the new version without disturbing your existing OS? then you must go for desktop virtualization software. This post shows how to install new Linux OS and VirtualBox guest additions on Fedora 14 Laughlin to adjust and get full screen resolution, better performance and shared folders.
Latest Oracle VirtualBox 3.2.10 supports Fedora 14 officially, so our life is easy now ( But not!). You will feel that you are working on physical computer after guest additions installed properly.
Follow the Simple Steps
1) Download the appropriate version of Fedora 14 here
2) Make sure you have latest Oracle VirtualBox 3.2.10 ( more information and download link available here)
3) Create a new virtual machine with proper OS and version.
4) Mount the downloaded ISO file ( Approx 675MB) to CD ROM of virtual machine. Make sure CD ROM is set as first boot device and start the machine.
5) It will boot as live CD and you will land on beautiful desktop without installing on local hard disk.
6) Click on ‘Install Hard Drive‘ option and start the installation. It’s a typical Linux installation, I’m not adding all screens.
Press Re-Initialize all when you get a warning message as below.
7) Once installation completed, remove the ISO file from CD ROM and restart. After several initial configurations you can start using new OS.
Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Fedora 14
After the official support from Oracle, still installation of guest additions is not straight forward. The build in ISO did not work unfortunately. I’m not sure whether its only for me, if it works for you, please share in comments area.
Here is the work around to install VirtualBox guest additions on Fedora 14. This is very similar to what we did for Fedora 13
1) Make sure virtual machine is having direct internet connection (without proxy) with download option.
2) Open terminal, log in as root and run the following command.
yum -y update kernel
3) After successfully downloaded and installed, run the below command.
yum -y install kernel-devel kernel-headers dkms gcc gcc-c++
4) Restart the virtual machine after the updates.
5) Now, go to Devices and select Install Guest Additions from menu as shown below.
5) Once ISO file mounted, open the terminal and go inside CD ROM (Under /media)
6) Run following command as root.
Successful installation will return following OK results. Without above yum updates, VirtualBox’s built-in guest additions for Linux returned two FAILED errors.
7) Restart again.
Here we go, It is done. Now, Seamless mode, increasing screen resolution, full screen mode and shared folders started working in Fedora 14 virtual machine.
Still I don’t understand the ‘Official support for forthcoming Fedora 14 in VirtualBox 3.2.10’ from Oracle, when we have to do these all steps.
8.) Here is the screen shot of enabled features.
9) I will be updating a post on setting up VirtualBox shared folders in Fedora 14. Stay tuned.
If you face any difficulties on these steps, feel free to share. Also, if this method works and useful for you, don’t forget to leave a comment.
By the way, if any of you managed to install without yum updates by directly installing from build in guest additions ISO, let me know.