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

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Ways to share folders from Mac Host to Mojave Guest on Virtualbox (using NFS Manager or other options)?

I have Yosemite Host and Mojave Guest VM via Virtualbox. I want to share the Host's folders with the Guest.I'm aware there are at least three ways but I haven't been successful with any of them. I'm ...
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New Macbook suddenly shut down when using Virtual Box

My MacBook Pro 2019 suddenly powered off when I was booting ubuntu on virtual box. The only other program running on my laptop was the App Store. How can I find out the reason of power failure? It's ...
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Services running in a VirtualBox VM have poor upload speed

I'm using an early 2009 Mac Pro as a server that's running a number of services in docker containers. Because the computer is too old to use the latest version of Docker, I have these docker ...
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How do I completely uninstall Virtualbox from macOS?

I want to know how to uninstall virtual box correctly. I tried removing it from /Applications, but lots of things were left behind. I don’t want to use an app cleaner tool and would like a complete ...
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How to make VirtualBox / Ubuntu work well with Retina display on the Mac?

I am running VirtualBox 6.0 and Utbuntu 19.04, and it is showing the screen really small as it doesn't seem to adjust to the Retina display. So I have to use VirtualBox's View -> Scale to make the ...
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how to access container and shared folder on docker machine

I have an old macbook pro (mid 2009). I've got it back 'cause my notebook is broken. Docker for mac is not available to mac os El Captain, so i had to install the docker machine. Now i'm trying to ...
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Unable to use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10 virtual machine on macOS host

I am using a MacBook Pro with macOS 10.14.5 and VirtualBox 6.0 (with Extension Packs) to create a Windows 10 virtual machine (downloaded from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/...
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Why can't I forward from my host port 8080 to guest port 80 (Mojave)?

I'm running a virtual machine so I can work with Wordpress; I have a database on my VM Linux machine in VBox and I'm using a Mac. I have to be able to use my mac to go to localhost/wp-admin so I can ...
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Why does VirtualBox crash macOS?

I installed VirtualBox on my new Mac mini, running macOS Mojave, and it randomly crashes the computer (sometimes it does, other times it doesn't). The last time it crashed such that both my monitors (...
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How to optimize Mojave for inside a VM?

This may sound like possible duplicate, however it's not. The focus of the question is very specific to OS version macOS Mojave 10.14, with a very specific goal in mind explained below. The host OS ...
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How to use graphics card on VM?

I read here that I would need to use PCI Passthrough to use my graphics card in a VM. In order to give a virtual machine access to physical hardware, you must pass the hardware to the virtual ...
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Cannot use FaceTime HD Camera on VirtualBox Ubuntu 18.04 guest OS

I installed Virtualbox & extension pack 6.0.6 on OSX host(on Mackbook pro with Type-c, 2018 15". Mojave 10.14.4). On this VBox configuration, I installed Ubuntu 18.04 as guest with default ...
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Is it possible to put Windows 10 onto an external SSD and boot it through VirtualBox/VMware?

I am getting a 13-inch Macbook Pro (possibly the 2019 model) on my birthday. I am wondering if I can put Windows 10 onto an External SSD and boot it with virtual machine software on my Mac (ex. VMware,...
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Can't install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels-not solved by changing date

I'm trying to install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels Desktop. My host is MacOS Sierra. My installer is 10.13.6 Build 17G85 with its checksums verified. I created the ISO with this method: ...
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Best way to run Shell commands on VirtualBox Guest

What's the best way to run shell commands on a MacOS guest VM? Can't seem to run it through VirtualBox's guestcontrol, only lets you launch apps, not run commands directly. Saw some people suggest SSH,...
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Why are my guests in VirtualBox so slow?

I have Mojave 10.14.3, running VirtualBox 6.0.4 and with Debian 9 (with XFCE) as the guest OS. I have installed the guest additions, no errors. I can verify that the usual vbox modules are running: ...
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How to improve the performance of a Ubuntu Virtual Machine running in VirtualBox?

I'm using VirtualBox 6.0.4 to run a Ubuntu 18.0.4 guest on a MacBook Pro 2018 host with macOS Mojave. The MacBook host has an i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. In addition to VirtualBox, I'm running ...
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Is it possible to set up a Serial COM ports (pipe) using Parallels Desktop?

I want to setup a serial COM port (pipe) using Parallels Desktop for kernel debugging between Windows VMs. Using VirtualBox it is easy to configure the VM with serial COM ports; however, Parallels ...
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RAM recommendation for hosting 8gb Linux Mint under Virtualbox?

I need to run the latest version of Linux Mint (19.1) under VirtualBox for software testing and debugging. To get the tested apps to run well the VM needs to have 8gb ram, but right now that's the ...
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High Sierra VM Graphics

I have a macOS High Sierra VM (that I run on VirtualBox), and for some reason even though I've assigned 128mb of graphics to the VM (that was the maximum amount), in the VM it says that it has 3mb (...
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How can I run Windows in a VM using VirtualBox? My image is always permission denied

I'm attempting to run a Bootcamp partition in a virtual machine using VirtualBox. It's a Windows 10 install with latest Bootcamp drivers (which I guess is irrelevant here) and latest version of ...
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Is it possible to route traffic from the outside to a virtualbox VM on the inside of a macOS Mojave?

I have a Mac (hermione, IP 192.168.2.86) that runs a Virtualbox VM with address 192.168.97.1. netstat -rn on that machine says: 192.168.97 link#23 UC 2 0 ...
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How Do I Create A VirtualBox VM From An Existing macOS Mojave APFS Volume?

I saw a related post but the instructions were specific to VMware Fusion, which I am not using. With Carbon Copy Cloner, I created a bootable backup of the existing macOS Mojave installation that I ...
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VirtualBox.app would no longer runs

Results in About This Mac: macOS Mojave Version 10.14.1 MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) This hardware shipped the OS version 10.10 Yosemite, if I remember correctly. In either the Mojave ...
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Stuck installing Windows on a Mac

Can you guys help? I decided to install VM rather than bootcamp. But I'm having an issue (Mac High Sierra) I tried installing Parallel, VirtualBox, and VMFusion, but all of them fail It looks like a ...
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Virtualization software options for macOS

I want to play Alto's Adventure for free on my Mac so I installed Windows 10 virtual machine on my Mac using Virtual Box, but Alto's Adventure crashes in Virtual Box even if it give the maximum amount ...
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3D Acceleration Virtualbox 5.2.18 bug on Macbook Pro 2018, 15"

Background I have been having two different issues related to the performance of my virtual machines running on my brand new MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). Given the specifications of my new Mac, there ...
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Trying to get bluetooth to work in guest windows vista in virtual box

I assigned the bluetooth host controller to the guest and vista detected it. I installed the driver that boot camp is providing for my computer and for 32bit windows, which is broadcom 4.0.3.0 from ...
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How to create /etc/exports in Mojave

Im trying to start my vagrant environment on the new macOS mojave getting an error: tee: /etc/exports: Operation not permitted tee: /etc/exports: Operation not permitted tee: /etc/exports: ...
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VirtualBox Share Guest Internet With Host

Recently I've encountered issue with My MBP Mid 2009 Wifi Card,so I bought USB adapter but the problem is that it is not compatible with OSX only So I somehow managed it to Connect my guest Virtual ...
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Attempts to install Windows 8.1 onto an Early 2011 MBP are failing

So I have spent the past couple of days attempting to install Windows 8.1 onto a MBP with High Sierra. Apparently, this model is unable to create and boot from a USB dive. So the normal Boot Camp ...
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macOS as a guest and in the host

I want to install macOS High Sierra as a guest having macOS in the host but want to know what virtualization software either VirtualBox of VMware provides the best security options between Guest and ...
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Unknown partitions in diskutil

When I run the command diskutil list, I get the following output: I was shocked to see that there was a partition on my internal drive called Linux Filesystem. I would appreciate it if someone could ...
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How to install VirtualBox extension pack?

I downloaded the extension pack from: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads Got this file Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-5.2.14.vbox-extpack.gz To install it you have to go to File / ...
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Virtual Machine vs. Remote Desktop performance on 2012 MBPr

MacBook specs: i7 2.3ghz processor 256gb SSD 16gb RAM Intel HD graphics 4000 I am trying to write, compile, and run c# windows form apps on my Mac, and I'm having little to no success. I've done ...
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How do I unblock vm from firewall?

How do I accept anything from my virtual machine (named vagrant). Tried to add this row in the /etc/pf.conf: pass in from 192.168.10.11 to 192.168.10.1 where .11 is the vm and the .1 is the host. ...
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Running OS X El Capitan 10.11 in VirtualBox

I need to install OS X El Capitan 10.11 as guest OS in VirtualBox running on macOS High Sierra 10.13. I followed the instructions in this guide. I obtained the OS X El Capitan image from here and ...
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VirtualBox: Bridged Connection Not Working - High Sierra

I just bought my first Macbook today (long time Windows user) but I am running into issues loading in the .OVA of Rapid 7's "Hackazon" vulnerable web app into VirtualBox and getting a bridged ...
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Failed to open/create the internal network 'HostInterfaceNetworking-en0' VirtualBox?

I download VirtualBox 5.2.10 r122088 (Qt5.6.3) On my macOS High Sierra. I set up my virtual machines but I cant have bridged adapter apparently. it was working in the last one but in this one, it just ...
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VirtualBox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Mac

So, I restarted my Mac in the morning and I receive this error while trying to start my normal VBox but it did not start instead it gave in an error. This is the error image
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Unable to boot from Mac OS X Snow Leopard DVD in Virtual Box

I downloaded Mac OS X Snow Leopard DVD from Apple Developer Connection website from this link. I am attempting to install it as a guest OS using Virtual Machine (version 5.2.10, current as of this ...
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VirtualBox doesn't start on MacOS High Sierra

I installed VirtualBox from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads on macOS 10.13.3 and I am an admin on the computer. When I try to run the application it does not start. I tried to ...
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Windows virtual machines with transparent mouse capture?

I've tried VMWare and VirtualBox and both have an intentional "mouse capture" process wherein the keyboard and mouse control is passed into the VM, and then has to be explicitly released to get back ...
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How do you enable Oracle VirtualBox's autostart daemon?

The obvious gist from @reidransom didn't work for me.
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VirtualBox: mount USB in macOS High Sierra

I'm running VirtualBox 5.2.8 on my Mac High Sierra 10.13.3. The guest OS is also macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. My external SSD is unmounted from my host system and is correctly mounted as USB 3.0 ...
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Poor performance with Virtual Box on MacBook Pro 2017

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 via Virtual Box on my MacBook Pro 2017 w/ TouchBar (3.3Ghz i7, 16 GB 2133 MHZ) and I am getting a very laggy and unpleasant experience on the machine. I have gone through the ...
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Can Touch ID Work With a Windows 10 VM?

I checked, this is not a duplicate. I just installed VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro (macOS HS 10.13.3). So, Apple created "support software" that allow special hardware to be used in Windows 10. That ...
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Kernel panic on a new MBP 2017 Touch bar (virtual box suspected)

2 weeks into a new MBP touch bar 2017 and i get a kernel panic: can someone read the log and tell me what's up? thanks in advance. Anonymous UUID: 6B3D5FAD-A7B2-9D30-CB2B-15E5EC8E6296 Wed ...
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Installing Ubuntu without DVD or Flash Drive

I'm trying to give new life to my old white late-2006 MacBook by installing a new OS (dual boot), but I am having problems as my DVD/CD drive is broken and I just can't get my Mac to boot from my ...
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Using VirtualBox on Mac HighSierra - installing Windows 10 via external hard drive, not working!

Installed VirtualBox on my Mac (HighSierra), my version 2014, doesn't have a CD-ROM/DVD drive so I'm using a portable drive to install Windows 10 64-bit. VB isn't recognizing the external drive. ...