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

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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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Current problems when using virtual box on Catalina

I continuously get this message: Process: VirtualBox [10176] Path: /Applications/VirtualBox copy.app/Contents/MacOS/VirtualBox Identifier: org.virtualbox.app....
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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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Unsupported hardware architecture detected! Error when installing virtualbox on macos monterey [duplicate]

I'm trying to install virtualbox 6.1.34 version on macos monterey 12.4 on Apple M1 Pro. I'm getting error "Unsupported hardware architecture detected. The installer has detected an unsupported ...
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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. Virtual box 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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VirtualBox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) mac, cant find a solution

I am running VirtualBox but get the error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on an MacBook Pro 2020 with an M1 chip I have tried everything uninstalling Virtualbox, enabling SIP in recovery mode, ...
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VirtualBox VMs won't launch post re-install, kernel extensions unable to be loaded

I am trying to launch my pre-existing VMs that were created before an OS upgrade to Big Sur. Currently using VirtualBox v6.1.20. Online research pointed to using the uninstall tool, restarting, ...
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VirtualBox slows down when I move the window on a secondary monitor. How can I fix it?

HOST MACHINE: Macbook Air 2017 GRAPHICS: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB MACOS: Big Sur 11.2.3 and later VIRTUAL BOX Version 6.1.19 and later Intel HD Graphics 6000: Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (...
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Virtual Box error "Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Hadoop" on MacOS Big Sur M1 chip

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Hadoop. The virtual machine 'Hadoop' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) ...
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Error in Virtual Box: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine

I want to install Ubuntu 20.10 on Virtual Box 6.1.18, when I create the virtual machine is okay so I press start but when I want to search the ISO file this error appears to me. I saw different ...
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Virtualbox - Can't install guest additions (Big Sur)

I'm trying to install guest additions on my macOS Big Sur VM, but the installation never has been successful. I always get a triggering "The installation failed" screen. Since Command+R can'...
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Oracle VirtualBox installation failed on BigSur M1 Apple laptop [duplicate]

I am trying to install Oracle VirtualBox on Big Sur M1 Apple laptop. Installation failed both on full security and semi-security. Does anyone know of a solution?
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VirtualBox does not work after upgrading to Big Sur

During the holidays, I decided to upgrade from Catalina to Big Sur (macOS 11.1 (20C69) to be precise). The one thing I did not account for is that VirtualBox stopped working. I followed the usual ...
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How do I move a VirtualBox Windows VM from Windows to Mac

I want to copy a VirtualBox VM from Windows to Mac OS and not sure how to do it. I have researched online and VirtualBox forums only hit one solution that is for a very old version of VirtualBox. ...
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Does high-availability VM for Mac OS X exist?

I seek rock-stable, production-worthy virtual machines capability with macOS. I'm relatively a noob when it comes to VMs. High availability clusters are all the rage, and I can see why. I took over as ...
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