The act of emulating an OS environment to allow the running of additional Operating System instances without dedicated hardware.

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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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Boot Loop - Trying to make a Yosemite KVM VM w/Chameleon Bootloader

I am trying to boot a Yosemite VM (10.10.5) following these instructions here. But it gets stuck in a loop at the BIOS boot screen (the OS has not yet been installed) My hardware is a Mac mini with ...
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Windows 10 runs extremely slowly in Parallels 10

I'm running Parallels 10 on a 2014 MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan (10.11.6). I have five virtual machines set up for various versions of Windows (7, 8, and 10). For some reason, my Windows 10 VM ...
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Parallels desktop virtual machines cannot communicate when Mac has no network connection

I have two virtual machines running on Parallels desktop (v11 if that makes a difference). They are operating in Shared network mode. When I have a wireless or Bluetooth network connection they can ...
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Disable System Integrity Protection on OS X running on VMware

I have an instance of OS X El Capitan running on VMWare Workstation 10. I need to make changes to /System and therefor have to disable System Integrity Protection. How do I access recovery mode on ...
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VirtualBox Full Screen Stops Working

I have an interesting problem with regards to VirtualBox and displaying a VM in Full Screen mode. First it works, then upon reboot of my Mac it stops working. If I reinstall Virtual Box it starts ...
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Does the VT-d feature on the i7 have measurable VM gains over the i5 on 2013 RMBP?

Some days ago Apple refreshed the MacBooks pro and I'm looking for either well sourced reviews of the hardware capabilities between the models or real world experience to help me value the increased ...
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Can a VirtualBox Windows 7 virtual machine be installed on a USB hard disk?

My MacBook Air has only a 64G hard drive which is so small that I don't want to install virtual machines on it. I'm planning to buy a 1TB portable USB hard disk to run virtual machines. Has anyone ...
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Cycle between Mac apps and VMware 7 using cmd+tab

I am trying to understand how I could switch back and forth in a productive manner when using a combination of VMware Fusion 7 and OS X El Capitan apps. The keyboard shortcut that I am used to use ...
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How to install El Capitan OS X on Parallels VM with no restore image or iso?

How can I install El Capitan OS X on Parallels VM with no restore image or iso? When I upgraded to an SSD on my MacBook, the cloned image to my SSD didn't include the OS restore partition. I ...
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Use extra drive bays in Mac Pro for NAS?

I am considering using the extra drive bays in my 2009 Mac Pro (I only use one) as a NAS just to back up my main 1 tb drive. I plan to use 1 drive bay for the NAS os and use the other 2 bays for the ...
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Number of cpus and cores in macbook pro?

On Macbook Pro, I clicked "about this mac", and it shows that Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 I thought I have more cores and cpus, because when I created a virtual ...
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Bootcamp (windows 7) won't boot anymore, but works in Fusion (El Capitan)

I had Boot Camp running Windows 7 working on my Mac. I also had VMWare Fusion installed, running Windows XP. I recently created an new admin user (OS X) and created a Fusion virtual machine from ...
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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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How much RAM is recommended to be assigned to a virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I have installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox under OS X on a MacBook Pro. The laptop has 16 GB RAM, and I assigned about 11 GB to Ubuntu, because I thought that most work would be done in Ubuntu anyway. ...
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Install FreeBSD on xhyve

I want to install FreeBSD 10.3 as a virtual machine on my Mac mini with 10.11 via xhyve. I found this tutorial. But I don't get it to install. When I run the install script I get this error. dlopen(/...
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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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installing Snow Leopard in VirtualBox, but it won't complete the installation

I'm getting ready to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, but I want to be able to keep running MT-Newswatcher, so I want to run SL in VirtualBox. I followed the directions at this ...
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Upgrading from Parallels Desktop 5 to 6 caused DNS query resolution “slowness” at Mac OS X level

Anybody else feeling this/have any idea how to fix it without reinstalling Snow Leopard? This seems very similar to problems PD used to have back in 2008 (forum link) FWIW, my current network ...
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How to turn on Hardware Virtualization on Late 2013 MacBook Pro (for Windows 8.1 using Boot Camp)?

I am trying to turn on Hardware Virtualization for my new MacBook Pro for Windows 8.1 setup using Boot Camp. I have searched online and I know that we can not just go to the BIOS like windows and ...
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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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Error when connecting USB Drive to VirtualBox virtual machine

How can I use external hard drive via USB connection on a virtual machine using VirtualBox? I ejected the hard disk from OS X host, then the disk becomes available in OS X virtual machine. Clicking ...
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enabling virtual machine Guest Additions on a Mac host and Mac guest

I want to enable Shared folders on VirtualBox. I went to Devices tab and clicked -> Insert guest additions CD image. Nothing happened. This is an image of my Storage tab in Settings of Virtual box: ...
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Bootcamp [in another partition] running as Virtual Machine on Mac

I have OS X in partition disk1s2 and Windows/Bootcamp in disk1s3. Is there a way of running this Windows (disk1s3) as virtual machine while I am on OS X? I read something like that for Linux + ...
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Does an iOS virtual machine exist for Windows?

Does an iOS virtual machine for Windows exist? If it doesn't are there any reason why it couldn't?
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Using External hard disk on Macbook

I am using a MacBook air with OS X El Capitan. I am using a Windows 7 VM too in my MacBook. I usually download video files using torrents and store it in the macbook. When I copied these movies to an ...
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Can I create a bootable VM from a Mac sparsebundle using symbolic links?

I'm trying to find a method for booting the sparsebundle image of my Mac inside VM software (VMWare, VirtualBox, doesn't matter), either by booting the sparesbundle itself or converting it to a VMDK/...
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Virtual Machine support for DirectX 11 (Windows 10) hosted on OS X

does anyone know if there is currently any virtualisation software that supports creating a Windows 10 virtual machine with support to DirectX 11? From what I have found online, bootcamp supports ...
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What are the hardware requirements for Hypervisor.framework?

I was planning to use xhyve to virtualise FreeBSD on my early 2009 Mac Pro (eight core) which has a fresh install of El Capitan (with all updates).I installed via homebrew and I get the following ...
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Changing from Virtual Hard Drive to Blank External Hard Disk [closed]

I have a blank hard disk (1 TB) that has more space than the virtual disk I am running OS X El Capitan on (89 GB). My OS is running on VMWare Player version 12, being used on Windows 10 single ...
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What is the largest hard drive a Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) will support?

What is the largest internal hard drive a Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) can support? I read here that it's around 1.2 TBs is that correct? Also I plan to run Proxmox on it, not Mac OS X (well, I might ...
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Long term effect on Mac computer of installing Windows/Running a Windows VM

I need to install Windows on my MacBook Pro. Hardware limitations are not a problem for me. I am mostly concerned about the long term effects that running Windows might have on my Mac. I am assuming ...
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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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PC Emulator for OSX with driver support

So my workplace purchased a new Enduro 3E Card Printer and they asked me to install it--looking at the installation discs, I immediately realized that they were for Windows installations. So I went to ...
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Fully Isolating Parallels Ubuntu Install From OSX

I want to create a Ubuntu install that never connects to the internet as a "cold storage" solution for crypto wallets. I understand that I can isolate files & folders in Parallels from OSX. But ...
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How to install Google Android image in Parallels

How to start an original Google Android image in Parallels Desktop? If I just try to create a new virtual machine from the img from Factory Images for Nexus Devices (e. g. for Pixel C), it tells me: ...
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How to share mount from a Parallels Ubuntu guest to host?

If I have, say, an external USB drive mounted inside my Ubuntu guest in Parallels, how do I share the mount point back to my OS X host? The Parallels docs talk about making OS X folders visible from ...
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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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Create a virtual machine running Safari 7.1

Safari 7.1.x is not included in any standard release of OS X or iOS/iOS emulator, and as far as I know it is also not included in any standalone package that one could simply download and install on ...
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Install VMware Fusion 5 from ISO image on my Mac

I have an ISO image of VMware Fusion 5 that I would like to install from on my iMac. How can I do it? I know I can install from a .dmg file and I now I can install from an ISO image when I already ...
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Can I boot my recovered SSD as a Mac OS X installation

I recovered an SSD from an old, upgraded 2008 Macbook Pro with a broken keyboard in order to recover the data from it. Initially I was planning to put it in my other Mac Pro and simply copy the data ...
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OS-level virtualization (containers) for OS X

I wonder why, apart from good old chroot, no implementation of operating system-level virtualization (or containers if you prefer) exists for Mac OS X. Could it be due to kernel limitations or ...
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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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What is the cheapest way to get windows running on a Mac

I want to get windows running alongside Mac OSX, just so I can run one program not available om Mac OSX. what is the cheapest way to get this set up?
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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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Is running Linux through a VM as fast as running it natively on MacBook?

I am trying to decide whether I should run Linux natively or through a VM on MacBook 7,2? How much performance difference would I observe? Is it worth installing Linux natively or is running it ...
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Why is “com.apple.quarantine” extended permission being added to downloaded files?

Recently I found downloaded files were not accessible through my web browser when viewing a site running inside a VirtualBox server. I noticed downloaded files have the extended permission com.apple....
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How to diff Parallels snapshots?

Is there a way to effectively diff snapshots of virtual machines in Parallels so as to see what files changed and or file content changes?