How I installed virtualbox 4.3 on CentOS 6.5 x86_64

I recently had to install virtualbox on CentOS 6.5 to debug a problem. It was a bit tricky so I decided to blog what I did.

All of these steps must be done as root unless otherwise specified.

Step 1: Install the EPEL repository

Step 2: Create /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualbox.repo

It should contain this:

Step 3: Install the necessary system packages

Step 4: Install VirtualBox

The setup step may take some time.

Step 5: Add users to the vboxusers group

Substitute <your_user_name> with your user name.

Step 6: Run VirtualBox

This can be done as root or as one of the users in vboxusers group.

You will see this window popup:

Screenshot

Enjoy!

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