How to install Virtualbox 4.3 on Fedora Core 19.

Posted: November 8, 2013. At: 2:48 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6534

To install Virtualbox 4.3 on Fedora 19; firstly navigate to the directory that contains the *.repo files.

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/

Then retrieve the file for the Virtualbox repository.


And update the repository files.

yum update

Now you should be able to install Virtualbox.

yum install VirtualBox-4.3

This is what I got during installation; the speed of the server was slow; but if the download of the RPM file is slow; you can interrupt it with ^C and will continue from where it left off.

root@neo homer# yum install VirtualBox-4.3
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora:
 * fedora-source:
 * livna:
 * rpmfusion-free:
 * rpmfusion-free-debuginfo:
 * rpmfusion-free-source:
 * rpmfusion-free-updates:
 * rpmfusion-free-updates-debuginfo:
 * rpmfusion-free-updates-source:
 * rpmfusion-nonfree:
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-debuginfo:
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-source:
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates:
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-debuginfo:
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-source:
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package VirtualBox-4.3.x86_64 0:4.3.2_90405_fedora18-1 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
 Package                                Arch                           Version                                           Repository                          Size
 VirtualBox-4.3                         x86_64                         4.3.2_90405_fedora18-1                            virtualbox                          72 M
Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package
Total download size: 72 M
Installed size: 147 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
No Presto metadata available for virtualbox
VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.2_90405_fed FAILED                                          =============-                                   ]  104 B/s |  27 MB 126:24:54 ETA [Errno 12] Timeout on (28, 'Operation too slow. Less than 1000 bytes/sec transferred the last 30 seconds')
Trying other mirror.
warning: /var/cache/yum/x86_64/19/virtualbox/packages/VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.2_90405_fedora18-1.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 98ab5139: NOKEY0 ETA 
Public key for VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.2_90405_fedora18-1.x86_64.rpm is not installed
VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.2_90405_fedora18-1.x86_64.rpm                                                                                           |  72 MB  00:04:55     
Retrieving key from
Importing GPG key 0x98AB5139:
 Userid     : "Oracle Corporation (VirtualBox archive signing key) <[email protected]>"
 Fingerprint: 7b0f ab3a 13b9 0743 5925 d9c9 5442 2a4b 98ab 5139
 From       :
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.2_90405_fedora18-1.x86_64                                                                                                   1/1 
Creating group 'vboxusers'. VM users must be member of that group!
No precompiled module for this kernel found -- trying to build one. Messages
emitted during module compilation will be logged to /var/log/vbox-install.log.
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  ]
  Verifying  : VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.2_90405_fedora18-1.x86_64                                                                                                   1/1 
  VirtualBox-4.3.x86_64 0:4.3.2_90405_fedora18-1

After all of this; Virtualbox will be installed and you may begin creating Virtual Machines.

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