How to Install Fedora 22 Workstation on Virtualbox

Fedora 22 was released a few days back with a variety of new features introduced in it. Fedora 22 is reliable, fast, powerful & a user friendly operating system. It is now subdivided into 3 new flavors:

i. Fedora Workstation
Suitable for students, professionals & developers

ii. Fedora Server
For server deployments with best & latest datacenter technologies.

iii. Fedora Cloud
Designed for cloud infrastructure

Features of Fedora 22

Fedora 22 has come along with a no. of changes & new prominent features:

1. Most of the packages have been built with GCC 5 compiler, so it’s the default on.

2. Yum has been replaced with DNF [Dandified Yum] to install softwares.

3. Perl has been updated to 5.20, Ruby’s new version on F22 is 2.2 and Ruby on Rails updated to 4.2

4. Python 3 is now the defaulter in F22 over Python 2.

5. The installation for the Fedora 22 workloads; Workstation, Server & Cloud is almost the same and very easy to be carried out.

Installation of Fedora 22 Workstation on a Virtualbox

1. First of all, you need to create a VM with the help of a Virtualbox and download the F22 Workstation ISO image.

2. Once you have created the VM, boot it & click on Install to Hard Drive option.

Fedora installation on hdd

3. Choose the system language and click Continue

Choosing System Language

4. Before beginning the installation, please click on INSTALLATION DESTINATION so can finalize the mount point and hard disk settings.

Selecting the mount point

5. Click on the Red encircled + sign to add a new mount point and give the disk space as per your own choice and click Done on the top left.

Adding a Mount point

6. Here is the final look of the Disk Layout, click Done on the top left.

Disk Layout

7. Summary of all the disk changes, click Accept Changes

Accepting Disk Changes

8. Set the hostname settings here & click Done.

Setting hostname

9. We are all set for the installation of Fedora 22, click on Begin Installation as per step 4. Don’t worry about the root password, you can set it later.

Beginning the installation

10. The installation is now complete. Click on quit & reboot the VM.

F22 Installation completed


Fedora is a well know linux distro which is base for CentOS and RHEL operating systems, once Fedora 22 packages are mature, they will be shifted to next level operating systems. Fedora team is getting ready to prepare next Fedora release 23 within few months.

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10 thoughts on “How to Install Fedora 22 Workstation on Virtualbox

  1. Only problem is “Go ahead and reboot to start using it” doesn’t work out that way. After reboot it begins the installation process all over again. I’ve completely deleted everything, even did a fresh install of virtualbox. Didn’t make a difference – fedora never gets out of this install loop, it never boots the os.

    • Have you made sure that you have set the first boot device to “hard disk” ? It appears it kept rebooting from DVD/CD ROM.

  2. I am facing the same problem. Every time after installing fedora, when I am trying to reboot the system, it start the fedora installation process again. It stuck at the installation loop.

  3. Before quitting remove the ISO from Devices\Optical Drive. Otherwise this is the same as leaving the boot disk in the CD/DVD drive. Or as Aun suggest, change the boot order.

  4. “Before quitting remove the ISO from Devices\Optical Drive. Otherwise this is the same as leaving the boot disk in the CD/DVD drive. Or as Aun suggest, change the boot order.”

    Sorry – stupid question. Where do you do this?

  5. Ah. I see now there’s like a status bar at the very bottom of VirtualBox. There’s an optical disc icon there you can select to eject the “disc”. Thanks, all.

  6. I hv recently installed fedora using virtual box….but now everytime i open it,it asks for installation again and again…. Whats the remedy

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