Let’s look at how you can Install Vagrant and VirtualBox on Fedora 34/33/32/31/30/29 Linux system.  Vagrant is an open source tool for building and managing virtual machine environments in an easy-to-use single workflow. VirtualBox on the other side is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.

Vagrant focuses on automation, lowering development environment setup time and increasing production parity. This guide will cover installation of Vagrant and VirtualBox on Fedora 34/33/32/31/30/29.

For KVM users, check: How to Use Vagrant with Libvirt on Linux

Install VirtualBox & Vagrant on Fedora 34/33/32/31/30/29

Vagrant depends on existing hypervisor to run and deploy Virtual Machines, this can be VirtualBox, KVM, or VMware. This guide covers the installation of VirtualBox before Vagrant on Fedora 34/33/32/31/30/29.

Step 1: Ensure your CPU has Intel VT or AMD-V Virtualization extensions

The first step is to confirm that your CPU has either Intel VT or AMD-V Virtualization extensions. In some systems, this is disabled on BIOS and you may need to enable it.

$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | egrep "vmx|svm"

Step 2: Add VirtualBox RPM repository

Add VirtualBox RPM repository to your Fedora 34/33/32/31/30/29 using the following commands:

sudo dnf -y install wget
wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo
sudo mv virtualbox.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualbox.repo

After adding the repository, install VirtualBox

sudo dnf install -y gcc binutils make glibc-devel patch libgomp glibc-headers  kernel-headers kernel-devel-`uname -r` dkms
sudo dnf install -y VirtualBox-6.1

Add your user account to the vboxusersgroup.

sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers ${USER}

Configure VirtualBox Drivers

$ sudo /usr/lib/virtualbox/vboxdrv.sh setup
vboxdrv.sh: Stopping VirtualBox services.
vboxdrv.sh: Starting VirtualBox services.
vboxdrv.sh: Building VirtualBox kernel modules.

Download Extension Pack:

cd ~/
wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.1.22/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.22.vbox-extpack

You can also download it manually  https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. Once the file is downloaded, install the extension pack by clicking on the Downloaded file.

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Step 3: Install Vagrant on Fedora 34/33/32/31/30/29

Vagrant is available on Fedora repositories, install it by running the following command on your terminal:

sudo sudo dnf -y install vagrant

Step 4: Test Vagrant and Virtualbox Setup Fedora 34/33/32/31/30/29

The best way to perform a test is by installing a VM on the new VirtualBox. Follow any of our guides below to get started.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. thank you for putting this together! it’s super useful and it got my machine going with Vagrant. The only thing I had to do different was the guest additions, since I’m running a headless server, I did it via command line as well with:

    sudo VBoxManage extpack install

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