VirtualBox is Oracle's virtualization software. It allows running of Linux and Windows on a Mac under OS X.

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Linux on Macbook: Dual Boot or Virtualbox for a longer Battery life?

I currently use Linux Ubuntu in a VM (VirtualBox) on my MBP 2015. However, battery life gets pretty bad when Ubuntu is used continuously. I'd say 4 hours at the best (would be 7 hours on the Mac ...
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Windows 7 on Virtual Box 5 not recognising USB 3

I have Virtual Box 5.0.2 on my Mac (El Capitan) running Windows 7. I also have the Virtual Box extension pack 5.0.2, which supposedly enables USB 2.0/3.0 ports, but I can't see my USB stick in Windows ...
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yosemite on yosemite in virtualbox

I would like to run yosemite in virtualbox on yosemite. I've tried many step-by-step guides, without success. While there is a lot of descriptions on how to install hacked OS X on windows, I want to ...
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OSX 10.11 are not booting after update to 10.11.4 in virtualBox

I am a newbie in Mac OS X. I downloaded and installed it fine with boot loader. The issue started when I updated the system to 10.11.4. Every time I start the system, the he loads the update and ...
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How to Speed Up Guest OS in Macbook Air 2013-Mid?

I followed the post here about Solution for Slow Ubuntu in VirtualBox. It is not targeted for OS X. I am feeling rather slow video play (not native) in the system Macbook Air 2013-Mid. I feel that ...
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SSH to VirtualBox Mac Host Linux Guest using NAT

How to configure ssh OS X host with Linux guest, so I can access my guest OS through SSH. I've tried: But when I tried to ssh from host, it failed: > ssh localhost ssh: connect to host ...
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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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Not enough free space on OS X Base System while installing El Capitan with VirtualBox

I am getting an error while installing OS on Virtual Box machine, that there is not enough free space as shown in the image. I allocated 20GB while setting up virtual machine, and 8.8GB is what apple ...
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Install El Capitan with VirtualBox on OS X

I am creating an El Capitan Virtual Box on my Mac. This is the process I take. I pressed some keys (it says any) as shown in second image, but I get nowhere. What should I do to move from here? I ...
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Are there tweaks in Time Machine or VirtualBox by Oracle to make Time Machine better handle small files within a .vdi?

Within a very important VirtualBox, which was at the time approximately 400 Gigabytes, Time Machine is not backing many files inside this machine, for even several months, despite them being changed ...
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How do you create an OS X ISO if you already have access to an iMac?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to create a virtual machine running OS X. I have a friend who owns an iMac with OS X Yosemite. Is there any way to create an ISO without downloading an installer? ...
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How can I backup a VirtualBox VM with TimeMachine

I've read lots of different things about using TimeMachine with VirtualBox, but I haven't been able to find a very clear answer about what an acceptable configuration is. Some folks say "include up ...
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Install El Capitan in Virtual Box for testing purposes

I enrolled to Apple's beta program as I want to test some software under El Capitan. Therefore, I would like to instal El Capitan in Virtual Box. Is there a recommended way of doing this? As I ...
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Running OS X El Capitan in a VirtualBox VM, inside an iMac running OS X El Capitan [duplicate]

I have a new iMac running OS X El Capitan. I would like to run a VirtualBox VM running OS X El Capitan. I have downloaded and installed VirtualBox. Before I am able to create a new VM, I am asked to ...
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How to Enlarge Disk Image in VirtualBox?

I have VirtualBox 5 in OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. There is an option in Windows's VirtualBox to enlarge the image here described. However, I cannot find a similar way for OS X. My storage looks like ...
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How to disable web sharing in Server 5 and forward ports 80 and 443 to a virtual machine?

I use the latest Server (5.0.15) to self-host websites on a Mac Mini running El Capitan (10.11.3). I'm not satisfied with the web services (mainly because of this) and I'd like to setup a Linux (LAMP) ...
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How to install OS X on KVM?

I need to run an OS X to run Xcode to submit my project written in Cordova. I am using an Linux laptop and I think the best choice is to use KVM to run a virtual machine of OS X, since KVM has the ...
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Copy OS X 10.4.11 Mac to Guest in VirtualBox on OS X 10.7.5 Host to Run PPC Applications?

A user (who may or may not be my mother) has an old MacBook Pro running OS X 10.4.11 that is falling apart. It overheats. The cells in battery expanded beyond the confines the battery casing. She ...
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Install older version of VirtualBox (4.3.6-91406) on OS X El Capitan

I am trying to install VirtualBox 4.3.6-91406 on OS X El Capitan because I want to run an old version of Minix. It is advised to run my version of Minix on VirtualBox 4.3.6 as it may not be ...
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OS X restart with a Panic Report

I have worked in an environment inside VirtualBox on latest El Capitan OS X on MacBook Pro (Early 2015 13" 16GB RAM). Working with latest Vagrant (v1.8.1) and latest VirtualBox (v5.0.16) installed on ...
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Run Boot Camp Windows10 partition inside VirtualBox

I have a separate Windows10 partition courtesy of Boot Camp Assistant. I would like the option of cranking it up inside my OS X session using VirtualBox, as there are times I would like to use some ...
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Command key when running Mac through virtual box on Windows OS

I just recently installed Yosemite in Virtualbox. Here's the installation video I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYMEb0ZCfes My OS is Windows and I'm trying to run Mac using Virtualbox. I ...
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Problem with startup script rc.local in OS X 10.10 Yosemite (Running Bootcamp in VirtualBox)

Until OS X 10.9 I could also run bootcamp within Virtualbox (through a .vmdk file). In order to do this I needed to unmount the bootcamp partition after changing the permissions during the OS X ...
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Playing videos on VirtualBox Mac OS X guest on Ubuntu 13.04 as host

I managed to install Mac OS X Moutain Lion as a VirtualBox guest OS on Ubuntu 13.04 as host. I need to test a web app which plays HTML5 videos on Safari 6. Unfortunately, I can’t play any video on ...
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VirtualBox VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED opening Windows 10 partition/vmdk

I'm trying to virtualize my physical Boot Camp partition, so I can do small Windows tasks from Mac without restarting. I followed mostly this tutorial but also read others. But now when I try to ...
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How do install OS X El Capitan onto a VM

I am spinning up a VM to do some ruby development. At this point I am trying to install OS X 10.11 to it. I have looked into several ways, but they are not working because I have a bad network ...
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How to disable Virtualbox auto-close

When my computer reaches 4% battery, Virtualbox shuts off. How can I disable this or change when it happens?
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Problems with video resolution using VirtualBox on Mac OS X El Capitan

I've installed VirtualBox 5.0.10 on my Mac and now I'm trying to run Bio-Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) in a VM. The resolution of the Linux desktop when I go to settings > monitor is set to 640 x 480 with no ...
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How to set left command to Guest VM and right command to Host OS?

I just set up an Arch Linux virtual machine on my Macbook Pro (El Capitan). My goal is, when inside the Arch VM, to use the left command key for anything VM related and the right command key for OSX ...
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Installed Snow Leopard on VirtualBox but can't install guest additions

My host machine is Windows 7. I installed Snow Leopard on VirtualBox but i am having problem installing the guest additions. The guest additions iso is mounted in /Volumes/VBOXADDITIONS_4. But if I ...
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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices (virtualbox fix please)

I'm on a MacBookPro8,1, Late 2011 and I'm running latest version of El Capitan with SIP disabled (if that matters at all) @DavidAnderson I've been following the tutorial steps from @DavidAnderson ...
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Bootcamp on SSD optical drive bay

How can I install Windows on my SSD located in the optical drive bay? Other than opening my MacBook Pro and switching drives physically and then reswitching them?
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How do I relocate a existing VM with a OS already installed

I have a VM up and running great with Ubuntu installed onto it. I want to stick it on an external herd drive. How can I do that without breaking it? Do I just drag the files, or is there something ...
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What does “is not recognized as an internal or external command” error mean?

I have spun up a VM of OS X since my main user is not an admin and I need to do things that require admin access. My end goal is to install the Xcode command line tools into a VirtualBox VM I created ...
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Installing Microsoft Windows VM on OS X

I'm kinda new to the Mac OS, in fact I got this current Mac this week so I'm pretty noob with it. I need to run a VM with windows 11 and 10 for testing purposes. So I downloaded and the virtual ...
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Where's the best place to download Ubuntu virtual machines? [closed]

I'm using VirtualBox, and found a list of Ubuntu images here. But as of today it doesn't include an image for 14.04, which I need to install GitLab on, (or build from source). What URLs would you ...
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VirtualBox VERR_ACCESS_DENIED

I am trying to install Windows 10 on a partition with this Virtualbox method, where I create a vmdk link to the partition and use it as the drive, run the installer and then reboot. This worked fine ...
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Windows sees iPhone but iTunes does not

I'm running Windows 7 in VirtualBox with Linux as a host. I'd like to sync my iPhone with iTunes installed in the VM. I've set up USB filters in VirtualBox, and Windows sees my iPhone upon ...
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Yosemite on rMBP 15" refuses to boot, fans running high

Everything was great. I hung out in OSX, did some work, then rebooted into Windows (Bootcamp) to play a game. After rebooting back to OSX, i notice that the system is stuck on boot. The apple logo ...
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Hot to enable bridged networking

ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.10.5 BuildVersion: 14F1021 Running VirtualBox and a Solaris guest OS to setup Solaris boot server. Created a bridged network one for the wi-fi on my ...
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VirtualBox error (0x1)

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Virtual Box instead of Parallels for a change. However VirtualBox was being a little problematic. First during the installation it finished with "Could not complete ...
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How to install Ubuntu from OS X?

I'm looking for a solution that would enable me to install Ubuntu and run it as a virtual machine under OS X but still be able to boot directly Ubuntu. If possible I would like to test both ...
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Custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest?

TL;DR - How do I set a custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest? I'm in a situation where I need to keep Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.8) alive in a VirtualBox setup to run some legacy ...
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How do I use bootcamp or virtualbox to run my windows 7 machine from an external drive on macbook pro?

I already purchased and installed my Windows 7 on an old PC laptop that is about to die. I want to continue using my PC-only programs but I want to upgrade to a macbook pro. I just learned about ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu shared folder is empty

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine (Virtual Box) hosted on my MBP w/ Mountain Lion. OSX 10.8.6, VirtualBox 4.2.16, Ubuntu 12.4 LTS (32 bit) PROBLEM The shared folder(s) as seen in Ubuntu is/are empty. ...
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Does Fusion (VMware) support 2D graphics hardware acceleration for Yosemite guest OS?

I am disappointed to learn that the Parallels 10 (and earlier) does not support hardware accelerated 2D (nor 3D) graphics when Mac OS X is the guest OS. This means Yosemite inside Parallels runs ...
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El Capitan GM and USB passthrough

After updgrading to El Capitan GM, I noticed that usb passthrough no longer works in VirtualBox, and this seems to be occuring for everyone. I have found several threads on VirtualBox forums ...
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How can I encrypt my VirtualBox VM?

Is there a way for me to use a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on my MacBook Air with encryption protection? I want to install a VM of Ubuntu, and if my employer calls back the hardware I don't want them ...
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How to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox?

I have been trying to use Hackboot to install OSX Mavericks in VirtualBox, and using an ISO image created by following the steps at How to create bootable ISO for OS X Mavericks The steps I have ...
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Arrow keys output numbers when connecting to Ubuntu VirtualBox guest on Windows 7 host via remote desktop connection

I have a Ubuntu guest running on my Windows 7 host. I then wanted to connect remotely from my Macbook Air in bed, and so accessed the VM via Microsoft's OSX remote desktop client. I'm able to ...