setting up virtualBox with fedora or centos for development on Mac

I need to setup a linux virtual box on my mac machine for development purpose. I downloaded the fedora iso and installed it in virtualbox. The issue is i am unable to copy paste any text / move any file or folder from my local machine to fedora.
I selected the bidrectional option in settings but still nothing is happening.
Please advice

Rohit BajajAsked:
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Have you installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions inside your VM's?
Rohit BajajAuthor Commented:
I tried installing it by going to devices->...guest addition i got the following error :
CentOs.pngI created a virutal box out of fedora live desktop and centos both gave the same error
Is CentOS/Fedora already installed, or are you running them from the iso? It looks a bit like you are running the iso's and haven't installed them. You would need to install the OS's before going further.
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Rohit BajajAuthor Commented:
i am running from iso. thats what i found on a page which listed steps to run virtualbox.
how do i install it ? i am using mac
does virtual box provide such an option ?
It's not an option of VirtualBox (or any other HyperVisor), but rather of your distro. Personally I don't normally use CentOS or Fedora, but once you have started the LiveISO you should get to the distro's Desktop. Most of them have an icon on the desktop to install the distro to HD. You probably created the virtual HD when you setup the VM, as that is one of the default options when you create a VM. So once you start the installer from the desktop, it should find that Virtual disk and you will be able to install the OS to it.

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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You create a VM first in VirtualBox, configure a 10Gb disk for installing, run the ISO and from that ISO run the setup (on desktop) to install your CentOS/Fedora into the VM.

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