Fedora 22 in VirtualBox Set up

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Setting up Fedora 22 inside VirtualBox


Setting up Linux Fedora 22 inside VirtualBox requires few steps. In this lab, you learn how to do that.


Familiarity with Virtual Environment and Virtual Machines

After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
  1. Set up VirtualBox
  2. Set up Fedora 22 inside VirtualBox.
Process Skills


For this lab, you willl install Fedora 22 inside VirtualBox. The Fedora Project is sponsored by Red Hat. VirtualBox is a general-purpose virtual environment to set up different operating systems such as servers, desktop and embedded systems inside x86 hardware. This project is sponsored by Oracle. The latest version is VirtualBox 5.0.10 available for different platforms.


1. Download VirtualBox: Goto https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and download the proper version of VirtualBox. Refer the user manual for VirtualBox if you run into any trouble.

Now that we have the VM program installed, we will need to get the Fedora operating system so you can add it as a host OS in the VM.

2. Installing Fedora 22 inside VirtualBox:

a) Go to https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/ and download the ISO image of fedora 22 Workstation (Desktop) edition by clicking on “Download” button.

b) Once you have the ISO image file, you are ready to install it on to the VM. Open your VM application if it is not already open. On the top of the window, click the “New” button.

c) This will open a virtual machine wizard for creating a new virtual machine. Fill in with the details as shown below and click “Next”.

Name  : Fedora 22 Type  : Linux Version  : Fedora (64 bit) Memory size : 2048 (This can vary based on system configuration).

d) Select “Create a virtual hard drive now” and click on “Create”

e) Create a new Virtual Hard Drive as shown below and click on “Next”:

Hard drive file type : VDI Storage on Physical HD : Fixed size

f) Select appropriate location for saving virtual disk image (VD), set the size of VD and click “Create”.

g) Once it is complete, you can see the screen with Fedora 22 listed.

5. Start the Fedora 22 Installation:

Now that the space for installing fedora 22 has been created, but there is still no Operating system associated with it. 

To install the downloaded fedora into this virtual space, select Fedora 22 in the left pane and click on “Start” button.

6. Find Fedora 22 ISO:

A wizard will be prompted to select the start-up disk. Browse to the Fedora 22 ISO image downloaded and click on “Start”. After a while, you will see the screen with welcome window. Click on “Install to Hard Drive” button to proceed. Select Language as “English” and click “Continue”. Click on “INSTALLATION DESTINATION” and select the 25GB hard drive that we just created. Select the option of "Automatically Configure Partitioning" and click on “Done”.

7. Begin Fedora 22 Installation:

Now click on “Begin Installation” button in the right bottom corner. While the installation is in progress, create a root password and a new user by clicking on respective buttons.

8. Successful Installation:

And once the installation is completed, click on “Quit” button on the bottom right. You should now see the fedora Home screen and be able to play around with the new interface of the Operating System.

9. Documentation:

Create a file in your favorite editor. Add all your screenshots and then answer the following questions in the next section in your file. Also, review the following rubric for generating and submitting your work. Once you are satisfied that your lab is complete, create a pdf file and name it FossLab1_yourlastnamefirstinitial.pdf. Upload to your course management system.


Create a word document and include screenshots of different stages of installations in it. In addition, answer the questions.

Lab 1 Rubric (100 points)

Screenshots (50 points) including Virtual Box Icon (10 points); ISO (10 points); VirtualBox Manager (10 points); Welcome Window (10 points); Fedora Desktop Window (10 points)

Lab Questions (50 points) • What is Virtual Environment and Virtual Machine? (5 points) • Name three benefits of using virtual machines vs. real machines. (10 points) • Name two disadvantages of using a virtual machine. (10 points) • What is an ISO file? (10 points) • What is your root password and your user login information? (10 points) • Grammar, Spelling and Neatness (5 points) – named file correctly and uploaded properly on time.

Additional Information

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