Virtualization on Fedora

UnFortunately I have to run specific apps on windows (since if it run on wine, it keep give me an error).

  1. try to user virt-manager, it stuck on installation windows 10 and windows11. after I load Installation ISO (download form Microsoft), it just stuck. both ISO recognize by virt-manager as win11 ??
  2. try use virtualbox. Installation is fine.
    I can run windows but with smaller display (host (fedora 37) screen resolution : 1920x1080, while guest (windows 11 only 1024x768).

is there a way to change display of guest (windows) resolution ? the installation Virtualbox Guest Additions CD is fail since I use virtualbox from rpmfusion, so I have to install it (guest additions) from RPMFusion too.

[agun76@fedora script]$ dnf info virtualbox-guest-additions.x86_64
Last metadata expiration check: 0:07:18 ago on Fri May 5 16:39:16 2023.
Installed Packages
Name : virtualbox-guest-additions
Version : 7.0.8
Release : 1.fc37
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 2.7 M
Source : virtualbox-guest-additions-7.0.8-1.fc37.src.rpm
Repository : @System
From repo : updates
Summary : VirtualBox Guest Additions
URL : VirtualBox – Oracle VM VirtualBox
License : GPLv2 or (GPLv2 and CDDL)
Description : This package replaces the application of Virtualbox’s own methodology to
: install Guest Additions (in menu: Devices | Insert Guest Additions CD-image file).
: VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for
: enterprise as well as home use. This package contains the VirtualBox
: Guest Additions which support better integration of VirtualBox guests
: with the Host, including file sharing, clipboard sharing and Seamless mode.
: Aditional note: this package can be installed on an non-guest system, because it is
: harmless and services would not run anyway.

[agun76@fedora script]$ dnf info VirtualBox-7.0.8-1.fc37.x86_64
Last metadata expiration check: 0:07:26 ago on Fri May  5 16:39:16 2023.
Installed Packages
Name         : VirtualBox
Version      : 7.0.8
Release      : 1.fc37
Architecture : x86_64
Size         : 49 M
Source       : VirtualBox-7.0.8-1.fc37.src.rpm
Repository   : @System
From repo    : rpmfusion-free-updates
Summary      : A general-purpose full virtualizer for PC hardware
URL          :
License      : GPLv2 or (GPLv2 and CDDL)
Description  : VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for
             : enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature
             : rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only
             : professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under
             : the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
             : Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and
             : supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to
             : Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows
             : 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris,
             : OS/2, and OpenBSD.

Have you installed the virtualbox tools for windows in the windows system?
I think with out them you may not be able to resize the virtual screen.

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Was it stuck like you couldn’t move forward? Or was it just that it detected both ISOs as Windows 11? The ISO image detection isn’t too big a deal unless it’s grossly wrong; like you insert a Windows ISO and it detects it as Cloud9 OS (lol).

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Thanks Barry, Do you know how to get that tools ? I try to googling …it seems all suggestions is to get it from Guest Additions CD Image

it just stop after final forward. the screen doesn’t change (does not show installation of windows OS, just image with word Tianno something).
both ISO detected as win11 by virt-manager. I try to use win 10 ISO, since there is a recommendation to use win 10 instead 11 since not yet supported by virt-manager.

Sorry i do not use virtualbox, i was speaking with knowledge of how virtmanager, vmware work.

Finally I found the solution :

  1. just download ISO File : guest addition from virtual box
  2. mount it in Virtualbox
  3. install it in guest

case close !!