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The instructions below, found in Creating a bootable El Capitan ISO image, worked for me after a download of OS X El Capitan from the App Store. hdiutil attach "/Applications/Install OS X El Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg" -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/esd hdiutil create -o ElCapitan3.cdr -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J ...


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Does not work on Mavericks and Yosemite There is no way to legitimately get the file without having access to a Mac, and a licensed copy of the OS via a purchase (unless you are a member of the Developer Program, for which you can expect to pay far more than the cost of the OS, what with it being free). But if you can blag some access time on a Mac, then ...


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If your host system is OS X, you can follow the instructions on: http://ntk.me/2012/09/07/os-x-on-os-x/ Requirement: - Install OS X.app purchased in Mac App Store - iesd VirtualBox Settings: - Operating System Version: Mac OS X (64 bit) - Base Memory: 2048 MB (larger is better) - Enable EFI In the lastest VirtualBox, all the default settings work well. ...


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By default it's the right ⌘ (Command) Key. The left ⌘ (Command) Key does not work because it is set as the Host (Meta) Key in VirtualBox. And they can be swapped simply by replacing the Host Key with the right ⌘ (Command) Key, in Preferences > Input > Virtual Machine > Host Key Combination.


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It's not by default. If you have installed Guest Additions, then you can do this: Start the VM Go to Machine > Settings in the file menu. Go to the General tab, then Advanced. Set the Shared Clipboard setting to Disabled, Guest to Host, Host to Guest or Bidirectional.


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The answer above by @stuffe won't work on Mavericks. Apparently Apple has changed the format of the ESD image and it's no longer bootable. Looking around I've found a couple of pointers on how to do the necessary conversions to get the result as something you can boot a VM off. Depending on what's the purpose of the ISO file, if it's to reinstall a ...


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You can create an account at www.battle.net and then tie your Warcraft 3 CD to your account. Once you have done this, you are free to download the client on Windows or Mac at any time. There's no need to buy different copies :)


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First, you need to buy Mountain Lion (if you haven't bought it already). Go to Apple's web store (not the App Store app), and search for "Mountain Lion", and pay $20 for it. Wait 3 days. Even though they're just emailing you a PDF with a license code, it's done manually (so I'm told), so it really does take 1-3 business days to get to you. In the App Store ...


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These instructions are for VirtualBox on Windows and Linux but they work well on OS X as well. Taken from here -- abridged and modified for OS X guest OS: Rip your original retail DVD of Snow Leopard in ISO format. In VirtualBox, create a new virtual machine. Name it as you want, but select "Mac OS X" as the operating system, and "Mac OS X Server" as the ...


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I would guess that you have not installed the guest additions in your guest system. Quoting from the manual: In the "Devices" menu in the virtual machine's menu bar, VirtualBox has a handy menu item named "Install guest additions", which mounts the Guest Additions ISO file inside your virtual machine. A Windows guest should then automatically ...


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There is no official way to run OS X on a virtual machine in Windows. The Apple EULA clearly states under section 2 B that you're allowed to: (iii) to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual operating system environments on each Mac Computer you own or control that is already running the ...


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The dmg file (Install OS X El Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg) is no bootable image. To create a bootable file use the following script. You may have to modify some paths (i.e. the user name in the last line and the path to Install OS X El Capitan.app (and the inner InstallESD.dmg file) in the 6th line): #!/bin/bash # Create bootable ...


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10.7 (Build 11A511) guest in VirtualBox 4.1 greater Whilst end user forums are currently limited to Mac OS X Server, not updated for Lion, there is discussion of Lion (not always Lion Server) in that context. With the most recent VirtualBox it is unnecessary to convert disk images; .dmg files are recognised. Depending on your approach, you might see: ...


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You can technically run Lion in a VM, but I really really really wouldn't recommend it. Here's why: You're basically entering the murky world of Hackintoshes Hackintoshes are inherently "hacky". The performance is rarely going to be as reliable as running OSX on mac hardware. You're violating Apple's EULA. If you really want to do it, here's a link, but ...


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Using BetterTouchTool on the Mac host machine,use a application specific rule for the VirtualBox VM to map the swipe gesture to keyboard shortcuts to change desktops. To tie the rule to the VM and not the prefs app, issue ln -s /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/Resources/VirtualBoxVM.app ~/Desktop/VBVM.app, to create an alias to the VM's app bundle on ...


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If this is a hobby and you are not planning on releasing any apps to the app store, and you can tolerate the slow performance and don't care about running on real devices, then don't worry about it. However, if you are creating a business the it is essential to run on real hardware. Any low end Mac (MacBook Air 11", is my current favorite) will blow away any ...


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Yes, it's possible. First you need to create the virtual machine, after you completed the wizard don't start the VM but go to the menu Machine -> Show in Finder Copy the 3 files (VM Name.vbox, VM Name.vbox-prev, VM Name.vdi) to your external hard disk. After select the VM inside virtualbox and go to menu Machine -> Remove... and click the button Delete ...


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Found my answer Assumption: "VirtualShare" is the shared folder name set up via Devices | shared folders ... menu sudo mkdir /mnt/MyShare sudo mount -t vboxsf VirtualShare /mnt/MyShare AH! Now I can see the files in /mnt/MyShare/VirtualShare/ the mounting :( does not survive a restart/reboot This answer is bewildering because the VirtualBox ...


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I found the solution myself. All I need was to eject usb pen drive from mac's desktop. When the drive ejected, it became available in VirtualBox.


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VirtualBox appears to have support for El Capitan. This screen shot is of the dialog for creating a new virtual machine. If you can't find instructions for going from the El Capitan .app to a VirtualBox VM, you may want to follow directions for doing so with Yosemite and hope they work. This guide worked for me. Update Another idea: Use the above-linked ...


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To resolve this on El Capitan when using Virtualbox versions lower than 6.x run the following from terminal: for bin in VirtualBox VirtualBoxVM VBoxNetAdpCtl VBoxNetDHCP VBoxNetNAT VBoxHeadless; do sudo chmod u+s "/Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/${bin}" done Source: VirtualBox does not start on Mac OS X - Super User


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Set up Host-Only, Internal or Bridged Networking. Whenever you change the virtual machine's network configuration you need to inform the operating system within that virtual machine of that change. The easiest way is to simply reboot the virtual machine. Look up the virtual machine's IP-Adress using ip addr eth0. Verify basic connectivity using ping <ip-...


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If I remember correctly, you should be able to install Ubuntu into Boot Camp, and then virtualize it using Parallels Desktop. Works great with Windows; most likely with Ubuntu as well.


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Having extensively used VMware Fusion (all the versions from 1 beta till 3.1), Parallels (from their first public release till 5.x -haven’t yet upgraded to 6) and a lot of VirtualBox versions (Although I stopped using it six months ago), I can say that for Windows both Parallels and VMware ran circles around VirtualBox in terms of features, compatibility and ...


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Yes it's possible. You don't need to install multiple virtualization software to run multiple virtualized systems. You can use one virtualization software (VMware, Parallels or VirtualBox for example) to run multiple virtual machines at the same time. You can edit the Virtual Machines. You can change the amount of memory and the number of cores used by ...


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Using a virtual disk in VMware you can avoid dedicating space to Windows 7 that is just free space, unlike a dual-boot where you'd have to allocate a partition that has all the free space you will ever need. (Probably true with other VM solutions, but I don't know.) While a VMware virtual disk does not auto-shrink, it starts out small (on the host disk) ...


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The GUI setting is under Preferences -> Input -> Virtual Machine:


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Once I ejected the hard drive from mac os, it was instantly recognized by the guest windows virtual machine.


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The same as given by stuffe. You can format your flash drive to ExFAT format which allows for access both on Windows and Mac. The file size restriction of FAT is not present on ExFAT.


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Ubuntu or Mint are the distros I'd recommend. They're both well-supported. Also, don't pay much attention to Torvalds. The man has an opinion on everything, and he isn't always right... I mean, he made the Linux kernel into a Monolithic kernel, and that has its issues.



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