Installing VirtualBox-6.0 on CentOS 7.5

This is a quick set of notes about the installation of VirtualBox-6.0 on CentOS 7.5. This OS is not explicitly listed on VirtualBox’s website, so..

Reference page: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads .

Install the appropriate key:

sudo yum install -y wget
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | rpm --import -

(You might want to change the wget command to use curl, but wget is handy to have so I installed it).

 

Create the repository:

The right content for the repository is located at https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/el/virtualbox.repo and currently it contains the following:

[virtualbox]
name=Oracle Linux / RHEL / CentOS-$releasever / $basearch - VirtualBox
baseurl=http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/el/$releasever/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
repo_gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc

 

You can now run “yum make-cache” and search VirtualBox:

VirtualBox-4.3.x86_64 : Oracle VM VirtualBox
VirtualBox-5.0.x86_64 : Oracle VM VirtualBox
VirtualBox-5.1.x86_64 : Oracle VM VirtualBox
VirtualBox-5.2.x86_64 : Oracle VM VirtualBox
VirtualBox-6.0.x86_64 : Oracle VM VirtualBox

Pick the version you need, in my case it’s 6.0:

sudo yum install -y VirtualBox-6.0

Accept adding Oracle’s keys to your keyring.

VirtualBox kernel module configuration:

Switch to user root, and the install the appropriate tools to build VirtualBox’ kernel extension:

sudo yum install -y kernel-devel gcc make perl

And let it do its stuff. Now we can finally do:

/sbin/vboxconfig

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