How to Install Fedora 20 in Virtualbox
WHAT WILL I NEED?
- A blank CD or DVD or a blank 1GB+ USB stick.
- 64-bit Intel-compatible PC
- 1GB memory (RAM)
- At least 10 GB hard drive space (only required for installation)
To successfully install Fedora 20 in Virtualbox you need to choose:
“Fixed size” because as it’s the fastest to use.
When you choose other options Fedora 20 will not work good.
When creating your virtual machine, you can create two different types of virtual disks. By default, virtual machine programs will generally use dynamically allocated disks that grow as you use them.
For example, if you create a new virtual machine with a dynamically allocated disk with a maximum size of 30 GB, it won’t take up 30 GB of space on your hard disk immediately – after installing your operating system and programs, it may only take up 10 GB. As you add more files to the virtual disk, it will expand up to its maximum size of 30 GB.
This can be convenient — each virtual machine won’t take up an unnecessarily large amount of space on your hard drive. However, it’s slower than creating a fixed-size disk (also known as a preallocated disk). When you create a fixed-size disk, all 30 GB of that space would be allocated immediately.
There’s a trade-off here – a fixed-size disk uses more space on your hard disk, but adding new files to the virtual machine’s hard disk is faster. You also won’t see as much file fragmentation – the space will be assigned in a large block instead of being added in smaller pieces.
UPDATE #1 :
FEDORA 20 DESKTOP EDITION
This is the latest version of the Fedora Linux operating system’s Desktop Edition. It’s everything you need to try out Fedora — you don’t have to erase anything on your current system to try it out, and it won’t put your files at risk. Take Fedora for a test drive, and if you like it, you can install Fedora directly to your hard drive straight from the Live Media desktop.