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

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How to automatically start a VirtualBox VM in OS X Lion?

I have a VirtualBox VM set up on OS X Lion. How do I have it automatically start when I log into my account?
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Can I build a VM and use the image on a MacBook?

We are going to have over a hundred MacBooks in our school. We would like to create a master image with all our base settings and applications so that it can be installed on every new MacBook that ...
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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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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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Same dedicated Windows drive for Boot Camp and VirtualBox?

I am going to be setting up a new (to me) Mac Pro 4,1 with multiple internal hard drives. I want to run Yosemite most of the time with Windows 7 virtualized in a window for a few programs I need to ...
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CPU Usage shoots all of a sudden while using Ubuntu in Virtual box in MBP

I an using 2015 model of MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Yosemite. I have installed Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.26 which runs Ubuntu 14.04 operating system. I have also installed the guest edition to improve ...
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Official way to obtain an OS X ISO file

I'm trying to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox on Windows 8.1. I have VirtualBox installed and the VM set up, but I need an ISO file to install the operating system. I've searched around and ...
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OSX 10.9 Mavericks VirtualBox unable to use Bridged Networking

Since upgrading to OSX 10.9 Mavericks VirtualBox machines that have a Bridged Network have been unable to start. Installing VirtualBox again solves the problem temporarily, but this does not survive ...
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Opening Windows 8 through VirtualBox on a Macbook Air

How do I open Windows through a virtual box on a Macbook Air? I tried to select a virtual CD/DVD drive, but was not sure which file to select.
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Hard Drive not working with VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.10.2

Basically, I have a Seagate Expansion Drive (1TB), I have ejected it from my MacBook and mounted it into the guest virtual machine, it comes up with the message: This USB device can perform ...
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USB devices are greyed out in VirtualBox

I'm running Windows XP on Virtual Box. I'm trying to write to a USB pen drive. VirtualBox detect the pen drive but its name is greyed our in GUI. And I couldn't pick it from the list. How can I use ...
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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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Root Device UUID Error while installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox 4.3

While installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox, it starts booting, then stops at the line "root device uuid: xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx". I've allocated all the required RAM and memory, but even after looking ...
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How to set VirtualBox in order to access external hard drives in guest Win7?

I have installed VirtualBox in order to use Windows 7 as guest on a Macbook Air running Mavericks (mainly to be able to use a printer that has no drivers for Mac). Also, I have installed the ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.26 on OSX 10.10.2 Fails to install

I am trying to install VirtualBox on my iMac and it keeps failing right at the end of the installation process. The end of the log file shows Mar 23 07:59:22 AlexsMac installd[61695]: PackageKit: ...
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Syntax error: No operation specified when trying to resize Ubuntu VM

I'm trying to expand the hard drive of my Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox from my Macbook Air terminal. But when I type in VBoxManage modifyhd <uuid>|~/VirtualBox VMs/Ubuntu/Ubuntu.vdi --resize 20000 ...
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Share folders from virtual machine with sshfs

currently i share my folders from my virtual developer machine into my mac filesystem with sshfs. The problem is, that it is very slow and also i have some problems with git. Are their other ...
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How do I install Mavericks onto external HD but from inside VirtualBox

I don't want to lock down my machine for the install. Can I hand it off to a virtual box process? Open virtual box Create virtual Mac Attach Mavericks install pen drive to virtual Mac Attach real ...
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Can VirtualBox prevent Mac OS X Yosemite to boot properly?

After a few days of good experience with Yosemite, my Macbook pro cannot boot anymore. After 30 or 40% of boot, it just restarts. Here are what I did to fix it: Booting to single-user, runnign fsck ...
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OS X installer guidelines

At first, please forgive discussed rather question type. I need to build opensource software installer for OS X but I am not familiar with OS X conventions. Mentioned opensource software is complex ...
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Space Occupied By Other Files And Folders On Hard Drive

I have been using VirtualBox to create a virtual machine to run Windows 8 on and after deleting the virtual drives and virtualbox due to having issues with Windows 8, I am missing a lot of memory from ...
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Is Mac OS X in a VirtualBox VM suitable for iOS development?

I have finally successfully managed to install Mac OS X in a virtual machine on my Windows 7 laptop using VirtualBox and a tutorial from Lifehacker. Performance is very slow, with Mountain Lion ...
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Using Time Machine with Virtualization (Parallels, VirtualBox, VMWare, etc…)

Since a single small change to a VM file should (I think) cause the entire multi-gigabyte file to be backed up again, are there any ideas I can use to more effectively backup my machine? Assume that ...
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How to install Mac OSX Mountain Lion as virtual OS in Mac OSX Yosemite?

I have Macbook Pro ( late 2011) which I recently upgraded to Yosemite and works fine. It has only one hard drive which is 256GB SSD (Samsung). After purchasing I received Mountain Lion as an app in ...
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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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Can I move the OS X that was preinstalled on my MacBook pro to a VM running on the MacBook Pro?

I would like to run linux as the primary operating system on my MacBook Pro to replace the OS X that was pre-installed with the MacBook. I would then like to run OS X inside a virtualbox guest ...
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How to print from virtual machine to network printer on OS X host?

How can I print from a Windows XP virtual machine (VirtualBox) to a network printer with an OS X Yosemite Host?
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How to increase graphics memory in OS X running as a client in VirtualBox? [closed]

How to increase graphics memory in OS X running as a client in VirtualBox? I installed OS X in VirtualBox and I have 4 GB graphics but it is showing the graphics display as 3 MB. How can I increase ...
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Cannot partition Hard Drive in Mavericks Virtual Box

I am trying to re-size the HDD on my Mavericks virtual machine. I already used VBoxManage --resize on the host computer to re-size the .vdi. Now, when I go to partition the HDD to the larger size on ...
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Xcode 5.1.1 update error persists

I'm running OS X Lion in VirtualBox on Windows 8 (I know, that's cheating, sorry :) to be able to use Xcode. Everything worked fine, until Apple decided that they don't accept apps to the App Store ...
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VBox shared folder is not keeping file owners

I'm trying to find a right set of options for mount vboxsf working under OSX to preserve user ownership in the created files. When I'm running command like that sudo mount -t vboxsf /Users ...
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Copy and pasting between host and VM

I have a host machine running OS X 10.9.3 and VirtualBox 4.3.12 VM running Windows 7. I want to copy and paste between the host machine and the VM. By default copy-pastes don't seem to be transferable ...
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Vagrant/VirtualBox extremely slow despite 8GB-RAM/SSD-HD/2.53GHz Core2Duo

My VM (Ubuntu Vagrant VM) is extremely slow. While my Windows co-workers have a maximum of 1 minute page load time, my page load takes up to 8 minutes. I tried putting log files in non shared ...
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In Fullscreen, disable auto-hiding Mac menu bar

(on latest Mavericks) While in VirtualBox (Ubuntu) fullscreen, on a Mac host, each time the mouse goes near the top, the Mac auto-hide menu bar appears - and I want to prevent that, or at least, ...
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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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Windows key when running windows through virtual box on a mac

I am running Windows 7 on a virtual image using virtualbox on my max osx. I need to know what the windows key is on the mac keyboard. Any tips?
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How to install OSX 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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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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Mac OSX Virtual box running appliance copied from Windows

I had to work out of the office today and brought a copy of the Windows 2000 appliance I have on my Windows 7 machine at the office. Copied this to the Mac I am now on (Mavericks) and copied the ...
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How do I change the virtualbox “Host Key”?

I'm not using an apple keyboard and don't have a Left ⌘. Can I change the "Host Key" to be the Right ⌘? How?
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Mac Minis: 2012 Quad Core vs 2014 Dual Core for a virtualization host?

My office is looking to get a Mac Mini for testing our website in Safari. Because Apple now allows you to run previous versions of OS X in a VM, we will be looking to run at least Mavericks and ...
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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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Sending Keystrokes to a Window when it Loses Focus

I am running virtual machines for testing on a second Space using Virtualbox, and the problem is that when I'm on the primary space, the virtual machine continues to use a lot of CPU time and kills ...
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Where May I (legally) get a Mac OS X .iso File to Virtualize OS X? [duplicate]

I want to virtualize a Mac (the latest, 10.9) on my Mac (MacBook Air). I prefer to use VirtualBox. After setting up the OS X guest, I need to provide a .iso file from which VirtualBox will install OS ...
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Large Time Machine Backups 10.9.4. Excluded Dropbox and VirtualBox

Issue: Time Machine wants to take 60Gb, 40GB, etc. when that is not the amount of data change. I have excluded Dropbox and my VirtualBox VMs from the backup via the GUI. I tried this previously via ...
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Apt-get install tomcat7

I am currently running Mavericks. I have a Drupal7 Virtual Machine running (on VirtualBox). I am trying to install a tomcat7 server onto the VM. I have used the Terminal to SSH and login to my Drupal7 ...
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VirtualBox “The screen resolution for this app to run” on Mac 1440 x 900

I installed Virtual Box and Windows 8.1 from https://modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads The resolution of my display is 13-inch (1440 x 900) Also I installed Guest Additions. I can't run ...
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Can't run an ova file

I download virtual box from http://www.modern.ie/en-US/virtualization-tools#downloads and extracted it. When I tried to run ova file, I couldn't. $ sudo ./"IE11 - Win8.1.ova" ./IE11 - Win8.1.ova: ...
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Can I improve network speed with VirtualBox between host and guest?

I use a VirtualBox machine with Arch Linux as development web server. I want to improve rsync transfer speed via smb://. What kind of configuration is best to improve file transfer/synchronization? ...
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Mac as virtual machine guest: How to use multiple displays?

I'm working on a test environment for testing Mac software. The plan is to use virtual machines (for example VMWare or Parallels) and install older versions as guest operating system, allowing me to ...