Install VirtualBox 7 on Oracle Linux

This article will go through how to install VirtualBox 7 on Oracle Linux. Oracle Corporation developed VirtualBox, a type-2 hypervisor for x86 virtualization. It can be used in both commercial and personal environments.

How to Install VirtualBox 7 on Oracle Linux

  • Run the command below to update your Oracle Linux packages.
sudo dnf update
  • After updating your packages, enable the EPEL repo using the command below.
sudo dnf install epel-release -y
  • Install the build tools.
sudo dnf install wget curl gcc make perl bzip2 dkms kernel-devel kernel-headers  -y
  • Next, add the VirtualBox repository by running the command below.
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=
  • Install VirtualBox 7 on Oracle Linux.
sudo dnf install VirtualBox-7.0 -y

Sample output

Oracle Linux / RHEL / CentOS-9 / x86 5.4 kB/s |  39 kB     00:07    
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:01 ago on Fri 25 Nov 2022 03:33:09 PM EAT.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package               Arch   Version            Repository     Size
 VirtualBox-7.0        x86_64 7.0.4_154605_el9-1 virtualbox     92 M
Installing dependencies:
 pcre2-utf16           x86_64 10.40-2.0.2.el9    ol9_appstream 214 k
 qt5-qtbase            x86_64 5.15.3-1.el9       ol9_appstream 3.7 M
 qt5-qtbase-common     noarch 5.15.3-1.el9       ol9_appstream  12 k
 qt5-qtbase-gui        x86_64 5.15.3-1.el9       ol9_appstream 6.4 M
 qt5-qttools-common    noarch 5.15.3-3.el9       ol9_appstream  11 k
 qt5-qttools-libs-help x86_64 5.15.3-3.el9       ol9_appstream 155 k
 qt5-qtx11extras       x86_64 5.15.3-1.el9       ol9_appstream  40 k
 xcb-util-image        x86_64 0.4.0-19.el9       ol9_appstream  20 k
 xcb-util-keysyms      x86_64 0.4.0-17.el9       ol9_appstream  15 k
 xcb-util-renderutil   x86_64 0.3.9-20.el9       ol9_appstream  18 k
 xcb-util-wm           x86_64 0.4.1-22.el9       ol9_appstream  32 k

Transaction Summary
Install  12 Packages

Total download size: 102 M
Installed size: 237 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/12): qt5-qtbase-common-5.15.3-1.e 4.5 kB/s |  12 kB     00:02    
(2/12): pcre2-utf16-10.40-2.0.2.el9.  25 kB/s | 214 kB     00:08    
(3/12): qt5-qttools-common-5.15.3-3. 1.8 kB/s |  11 kB     00:06
  • After installing, download the VirtualBox extension pack.
  • Then install it using the following command.
sudo VBoxManage extpack install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-*.vbox-extpack

Sample output

10 MISCELLANEOUS. This Agreement is the entire agreement between you
and Oracle relating to its subject matter. It supersedes all prior or
contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals, representations
and warranties and prevails over any conflicting or additional terms
of any quote, order, acknowledgment, or other communication between
the parties relating to its subject matter during the term of this
Agreement. No modification of this Agreement will be binding, unless in
writing and signed by an authorized representative of each party. If any
provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, this Agreement
will remain in effect with the provision omitted, unless omission would
frustrate the intent of the parties, in which case this Agreement will
immediately terminate. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the
State of California, USA, and you and Oracle agree to submit to the
exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the courts of San Francisco
or Santa Clara counties in California in any dispute arising out of or
relating to this Agreement. Upon 45 days written notice, Oracle may
audit your use of the Product to confirm that you are in compliance
with the terms of this Agreement. You agree to cooperate with Oracle's
audit and provide reasonable assistance and access to information. Any
such audit shall not unreasonably interfere with your normal business
operations. You agree to pay within 30 days of written notification
any fees applicable to your unlicensed use of the Product. You agree
that Oracle shall not be responsible for any of your costs incurred in
cooperating with the audit. If a legal action or proceeding is commenced
by either party in connection with the enforcement of this Agreement,
the prevailing party shall be entitled to its costs and attorneys'
fees actually incurred in connection with such action or proceeding.

Do you agree to these license terms and conditions (y/n)? y

License accepted. For batch installation add
to the VBoxManage command line.

Successfully installed "Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack".
  • To launch VirtualBox use the command below.
  • VirtualBox can also be launched from the application menu.
Install VirtualBox 7 on Oracle Linux
Install VirtualBox 7 on Oracle Linux
  • VirtualBox interface when opened.
Install VirtualBox 7 on Oracle Linux
Install VirtualBox 7 on Oracle Linux
  • That marks the end of our article on how to install VirtualBox on Oracle Linux.

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