Installing Fedora on Virtualbox Mac

Fedora is a Debian based operating system that is built for total awesomeness. This is a great OS as an intro into Linux as it is easy to use. You can install many open source programs from their collective repository.

Popular Uses:

  • Home Media Server via Amahi
  • Development Box
  • Simple Light Weight. Great on an older computer.

Before we begin.

  • You will need to install Virtualbox and Fedora.
  • Make sure that you have at least 1GB of ram available and 8GB of space.

 

How to install Fedora 25 on Mac via VirtualBox Click new on the top left of the screen. As you name the box it will automatically be setup for your edition. I left it at the default. Fedora recommends 2GB but it can run on much less. This next screen is hardware installation. Leave it at default. Dynamically allocated that way you can change the size if needed I choose 8GB. I plan on using this machine as a test box not as a media server. Right click on the machine and select "settings". Click under Controller:IDE and than select the little disk icon on the right and select mount ISO. Select your iso which in this case is Fedora 25. Once you are done make sure to select that this is a live cd. Start the machine by double clicking the machine. The first time this window will pop up. Once the machine is recognized this won't happen. Make sure to select the live disk edition. Once your machine is up and you are logged in this will pop up.  Click "Install Fedora". It will take a few seconds to load. Select your language It takes another sec to recognize your partition mapping. Specify a root password and click create a user. Fill in the details with a password that is different from the root password. Fill out the info You have the option to include advance home folder placement and such Once this is done just wait for the main installation to complete. Once the installation is complete go ahead close out of the installer and power the machine off. Now we have to remove the virtual CD Click the disk icon. Close out of this screen by clicking okay. Power on the virtual machine. This wizard will pop up after logging in. You do not need to log in as Root for this portion. Choose your keyboard Choose your options. You can integrate accounts if you would like. I choose to skip. Boom! You're done! Congratulations!
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Start the machine by double clicking the machine. The first time this window will pop up. Once the machine is recognized this won't happen.

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