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VirtualBox is Oracle's virtualization software for Intel and AMD. It allows running of Linux and Windows on a Intel Mac under OS X. It does not work on a Apple Silicon Mac.

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Any free VM's for Apple Silicon MacBooks? [closed]

I hope to run Windows XP and similar versions of Windows that don’t support Apple Silicon, either virtually or through an emulator layer. I tried VirtualBox, but it says "Intel Core needed". ...
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Cannot use Apple services after installing MacOS in Windows with Virtualbox

I wanted to delve a bit into developing apps in Swift and wanted to try to install MacOS in my Windows laptop. I got the image and managed to install it but the problem I am facing is that I cannot ...
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Mac M Series Host Only Network with VirtualBox

Has anyone been able to find a workaround to run a Host Only Network on Mac M Chips? I am trying to run a OVA file on VirtualBox using a Host Only Network so I can set up a server for this class that ...
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Nested virtualization on a macOS host

I'm currently running a Linux VM on my Mac using VirtualBox. I'd like to set up another nested VM inside my Linux VM, also using VirtualBox. However, the option to Enable Nested VT-x /AMD-V is greyed ...
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Virtualbox on Intel Mac Mini does not detect VT-x

I am running VirtualBox VM 7.0.12 r159484 darwin.amd64 (Oct 12 2023 20:27:35) on Intel Mac Mini: Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini8,1 Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: ...
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Run Windows 11 under Linux on an iMac 2012

I am booting in Linux on an iMac 27" from 2012. I wanted to install Windows 11 in VirtualBox, but that does not work. I gave it 2 CPU's, 8 GB mem and 80 GB hdd space. In VirtualBox I get the ...
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External DVD player not showing up in Finder

I have a MacBook Air running Ventura. If I plug in an external DVD player, the DVD player light blinks but the DVD doesn't show up in Finder. The DVD and player work on my other MacBook running ...
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How to install linux guest OS on Apple M2 silicon (Ventura OS)? [duplicate]

I have a 2023 Macbook Pro with Apple M2 silicon. I am trying to install Debian 11 as a guest OS, but keep getting the error that "No bootable medium is found." I am mounting the arm64 .iso ...
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Can't run Olarila Ventura on VirtualBox [closed]

I'm trying to run Olarila Ventura on VirtualBox but I get stuck on this. I have done these commands on cmd as an admin CD "C:\Program Files\Oracle\Virtualbox" VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "...
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Is it possible spin-up an Ubuntu VM using Virtual Box with the new ARM-based CPU?

Is it possible to spin-up an Ubuntu-based VM on an Apple Silicon MacBook Pro? I found a jammy-desktop-arm64.iso file on this link and tried it but I was unable to make it work (as per this post). I've ...
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Seagate USB cannot connect to Ubuntu Server VirtualBox in Retina MBP 2015

Lately I've gotten inspired to practice some self-hosting, and my old Early 2015 MBP isn't doing anything while selling for practically no benefit to me. I want to grab a spare Seagate hard drive and ...
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Virtualbox more than twice as slow on Ventura

I have a virtualbox setup I was using on catalina. I finally got around to reinstalling the machine and updating to Ventura. The test suite (running in an Ubuntu vm) has gone from 26 minutes to over ...
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How to implement a GUI based Linux (XUbuntu) linux on arm Mac M1 processor

I want to install a software which predominantly uses GUI, and is available across all the platforms. Interestingly, this software does not function properly on the Mac M1 natively, even with Rosetta. ...
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Time Machine inside a virtual macOS installed through VirtualBox? I want to backup the virtual macOS, not the host macOS. Possible?

And then I want to do something even more voodoo. I want to take this Time Machine backup (from a virtual macOS) and install it on a real MacBook. Feels like it is going to explode, but maybe not. My ...
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Is not possible install VirtualBox 7.0.4 in macOS El Capitan

For macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 was downloaded VirtualBox 7.0.4 as VirtualBox-7.0.4-154605-OSX.dmg. Was checked/verified the sha256 checksum. When is tried to install it (command + arrow down), appears ...
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MS DOS Installation [closed]

I have an Intel Macbook and I want to install MS DOS (I'm using Virtualbox). A couple of questions: I found sealed versions of MS DOS on ebay however it says "For Distribution only with a new PC&...
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"brew install --cask virtualbox-extension-pack-beta" fails with "Failed to locate the main module ('VBoxPuelMain') "on M1 macOS Ventura

Steps to reproduce grant disk access to your terminal (eg: iterm2 screenshot) install Homebrew /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)&...
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Homebrew installation for "virtualbox-extension-pack-beta" fails on macOS Ventura

Steps to reproduce install Homebrew /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)" install Virtualbox BETA brew install --cask ...
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How can I make changes to Virtual Box's Info.plist on macOS Ventura?

I need to toggle a boolean (NSHighResolutionCapable = false) in the Info.plist for VirtualBox to allow my Windows 10 to run smooth. Before Ventura this could be done by changing the the sharing/...
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How to find out the version of installed VirtualBox platform packages?

I'm on macos Monterey and I cant verify whether the Virtual Box Extension Pack are installed or which version. I've looked in the VirtualBox Manager's preferences and could not find it. Does the OS ...
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VirtualBox - what is the keys combination to show the Menu Bar?

For VirtualBox when is applied mostly the Full-screen mode approach. Having Windows as Host, with the Right Ctrl + Home or Host + Home keys combination is possible show through a popup the Menu Bar ...
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After upgrading to Monterey nfsd not working well

I set up an NFS server on the MacBook Pro to export certain directories in order to share with Ubuntu client running on VirtualBox. In /etc/exports, on the Mac, I have: /Users/xxx/VMShares/Xubuntu -...
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Installing VirtualBox on AWS EC2 OS X instance

For a CICD pipeline purpose, we are attempting to setup CI runner -> install Docker and hence VirtualBox on an Amazon AWS EC2 OS X instance, and getting failure at the very last stage of validating ...
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How do install Ubuntu 22.04 desktop in Virtualbox for Mac OS ventura. I keep getting the error as attached in the screenshot

Installing ubuntu on Mac OS Ventura using Virtualbox
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Attempt to install Windows 10 -64 on VirtualBox getting ACCESS_DENIED on the ISO file

I'm helping a friend who is trying to get Windows 10 running on his Monterey MacOS within VirtualBox. We were fine during the first attempt, when linking the ISO file and starting the VM. The Windows ...
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Mac OS X Tiger installation on VirtualBox freezes at verbose command line

I'm trying to install Mac OS X 10.4 on VirtualBox, but no matter how hard I try, it keeps freezing at the verbose mode command line after: Got boot device = IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCIO@...
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Install Windows 7 on a (17-inch, Late 2011) MacBook Pro

My goal is to install Windows 7 on my (17-inch, Late 2011) MacBook Pro. The model identifier is MacBookPro8,3. The problem is the Windows 7 USB or DVD installer is not being recognized when holding ...
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Why is VirtualBox-Linux-VM slow on macos Monterey?

I have a Ubuntu-Linux-VM running on my MacBookPro and everything is sluggish to a point it's unusable from the GUI of the VM. There is even a latency while typing. I have the guest-additions installed....
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VirtualBox Exit Code 1 (0x1) -- MacOS 10.13.6

I have been using a Windows VM on my Mac for a while now but, the last time I went to use it, it said the following: The virtual machine 'Windows 10' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with ...
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Is there a way to enable integrated graphics on a MacOS Virtualbox guest? MacBook Pro host

I have been trying to run OS X El Capitan in Virtual Box. The host is a MacBook Pro running macOS Monterey (12.2.1): (cannot post images for some reason, but this is the About My Mac info on my host ...
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Virtual Mac boots in verbose mode -- why?

Some time back, I used Parallels Desktop on a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15) as a host system to create a virtual machine running OS X Sierra (10.13). Everything ran fine, if a bit slow. Then I ...
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Will background apps run during screensaver?

Perhaps I am rendering an image VIA Blender, or what is happening at the time of writing this post, creating a VM. If I put my Mac to screensaver, will background apps continue to run? Like would ...
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VirtualBox on Bootcamp, where is the Host key?

I installed VB on top of Windows, in Boot Camp. VirtualBox has the concept of a Host key, which varies from one OS to another. It could i.e. be the right ^ Control key. In this context they say to i.e....
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Recover disk space after uninstalling virtualbox

I uninstalled Virtualbox from my MacBook with Big Sur, and deleted the virtual disk image it used. That was a 40G file, easily 4% of the whole drive. And it wasn't sparse; I often run out of disk ...
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Monterey VM reboot loop and kernel panic in VirtualBox 6.1.32 (on Apple host hardware)

Environment Apple MBA 2020 MacBook Air9,1 / Intel / x86_64 machine Host OS: macOS Big Sur 11.6.2 Host OS Build: 20G314 SW: VirtualBox 6.1.32 r149290 (also tried on VirtualBox 6.1.30 r148432) Guest OS:...
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How to load .ova on Mac M1 chip?

I have a Mac M1 apple chip, so I cannot install virtual box. I have a .ova file I need to load and was wondering how I should go about loading this. My coworkers use virtual box and ubuntu within the ...
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Setup a macOS VM in Parallels from recovery partition without company defaults from Remote Management

I started a new job as software developer a few months ago, and I got a company MacBook Pro for work from home that I'm also allowed to use privately. I haven't used a MacBook before so given the ...
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DEP Enrollment with Virtual Machines

I have a company-provided 2019 MacBook Pro that is enrolled in Apple DEP and has Jamf as the MDM provider. (OS Version is Big Sur, 11.6.2) For a side project I created several virtual machines with ...
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Creating floppy disk images from folders of data files for VirtualBox

VirtualBox is able to pass floppy disk images (in a format called IMA) to VMs. For a data preservation project, I need to create a lot of those images. My host system is macOS 11.6 Big Sur, and I have ...
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Virtualbox - Kernel driver installed

I'm running VirtualBox 6.1. After the upgrade to macOS Monterey, my VM's fail to start up with the error message Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) I tried reinstalling VirtualBox and, while ...
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Automatically relaunch VirtualBox VM when it crashes

Is there some way to automatically relaunch a VirtualBox VM if it happens to crash? My VM occasionally crashes and has to be relaunched which I can do manually when I'm at my computer, but I'd like ...
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After Mac OS Montery(12.0.1) update, my VirtualBox will not start and give NS_ERROR_FAILURE

Error: The virtual machine 'BASE' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: MachineWrap Interface: IMachine {...
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Running Vagrant via “vagrant up” on macOS Monterey (12.0.1) fails

I just upgraded my Intel-based MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020) to macOS Monterey (12.0.1) — previously was using macOS Big Sur (11.6.1) — and while everything seems fine, I am getting this odd ...
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How to check system integrity after uninstalling VirtualBox kernel extensions

I recently installed VirtualBox on my Mac. Then it didn't work as I expected so I decided to uninstall it. But apparently VirtualBox installed kernel extensions. I uninstalled VirtualBox with the ...
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Run OS X 10.6 virtual machine on macOS 10.15 with VirtualBox

I am struggling to create a Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) virtual machine on macOS 10.15 (Catalina). How can I use Snow Leopard in VirtualBox on macOS Catalina? Here is what I have: macOS 10.15.7 (...
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How click insert key on mac keyboard for virtualbox windows machine? [duplicate]

I need to use insert + f7 on a virtual Windows machine set on Virtualbox. This is driving me insane I can not get windows to comprehend insert from my mac keyboard. How can I solve this? I tried ...
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Does VirtualBox run on Apple Silicon?

I have a new M1 MacBook Air that I would like to use for Virtual Machine development. Can Oracle VirtualBox VMs run on this new Apple Silicon architecture? The documentation on the VirtualBox website ...
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Virtual Machine through Virtual Box when BootCamp pre-installed

I'm on a 13-inch Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, and I have BootCamp installed in it(Partition - 500GB). I am planning to install Kali Linux Virtual Machine through VirtualBox in the MacOS. ...
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Clarifications for a controlled upgrade of a VirtualBox-ed Catalina

For some tests, I need to deploy a precise setup: MacOS 10.15.4 with Xcode 12.3. My MacMini 2018/2020 is running 10.15.5 with VirtualBox 6.1.12. I have a running VM with 10.15.0 which I snapshot after ...
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on MacOS BigSur while adding iso file to Ubuntu VM in the virtualbox seeing error VM session was aborted. Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) [closed]

My System information: Macbook Pro macOS Big Sur VirtualBox-6.1.22 version What I'm trying to do ? Trying to run Ubuntu 20.04 VM on top of VirtualBox-6.1.22 and while adding the Iso Image facing this ...
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