Install Fedora 30 Workstation on VirtualBox


So Fedora 30 has just been released and you would like to try out the desktop version on your VirtualBox? Well, in this guide, you are going to learn how to install Fedora 30 Workstation on VirtualBox.

Install Fedora 30 Workstation on VirtualBox

Download Fedora 30 Workstation ISO

To download Fedora 30 workstation ISO installation file, navigate to the downloads page and grab the ISO. You can simply fire up your terminal and execute the command below to download it.


Create New Virtual Machine

Once you have the ISO file downloaded, launch VirtualBox and create new Virtual Machine. Press Ctrl + N to launch the Virtual Machine creation wizard. Enter the name of your Fedora 30 workstation, choose the install location and the OS type, in this case, Fedora 64 bit version.

create fedora 30 workstation on VirtualBox

Click Next to set the RAM size of your system. We have allocated 2GB in this example.

set virtualbox RAM size

Next, create a new storage for your Fedora 30 workstation.

create the vm storage

Choose the format of virtual machine hard drive file. VDI is used in this guide.

select the disk format

Select the type of virtual machine hard disk for your VM.

select the type of virtual machine hard disk

Set the size and create the virtual machine hard drive.

set the size and create the vm hard drive

Configure New Virtual Machine

Next, you need to configure your virtual machine. To begin with, select your Fedora 30 workstation virtual machine and press Ctrl + S to launch settings wizard.

Increase the number of VM CPU cores by clicking on System > Processor.

vm processors

Add the optical disk boot medium, which in this case the Fedora 30 workstation ISO file you downloaded above. Click storage and add the ISO as IDE controller.

add boot medium to the VM

Under the network tab, you might want to attach another Interface. NAT interface is attached by default. Host WiFi is bridged in this guide.

attach network interface

Install Fedora 30 Workstation on VirtualBox

Once you are done setting up your virtual machine, close the settings wizard and start the VM to launch the installation.

Select Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 30 and press Enter.

Select Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 30

To install Fedora 30, select install to hard drive.

install on hard drive

Choose the installation language and proceed to select the install destination drive. After that, hit Begin installation.

Once the installation is done, power off the VM, detach the installation ISO and power on the VM.

Once the VM boots, create your username and set the password.

create username on Fedora 30 workstation

And you are ready to go.

start using fedora 30 workstation

That is all on how to install Fedora 30 workstation on VirtualBox. Start using Fedora 30. Enjoy.


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1 thought on “Install Fedora 30 Workstation on VirtualBox”

  1. Hallo!
    I like to know:
    What is with the Display Setting (VMSVGA?)
    and the Installation of Guest-Additions (from Virtualbox Menu)?
    Thank you.


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