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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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Install OS X Cheetah on my Macbook Air with OS X Yosemite

How can I install Cheetah (OSX 10.0) on my 2014 Macbook? Can I use virtual box? Where can I find iso files to install? BTW my macbook is running Yosemite
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Install macOS High Sierra as VirtualBox guest (on macOS High Sierra)? [duplicate]

I would like to install a VirtualBox guest of macOS High Sierra on my MacBook Pro that is also running macOS High Sierra so that I can experiment with MDMs, etc. without rendering my primary laptop ...
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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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Syntax error: No operation specified when trying to resize Ubuntu VM

I'm trying to expand the hard drive of my Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox from my Macbook Air terminal. But when I type in VBoxManage modifyhd <uuid>|~/VirtualBox VMs/Ubuntu/Ubuntu.vdi --resize 20000 ...
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How to set up Touch Bar to show function keys in a specific VirtualBox virtual machine

macOS allows you to change the Touch Bar to traditional function keys when you run specific applications. I have tried to do so with VirtualBox, and it works on the main VirtualBox window properly. ...
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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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Root Device UUID Error while installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox 4.3

While installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox, it starts booting, then stops at the line "root device uuid: xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx". I've allocated all the required RAM and memory, but even after looking ...
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Accessing an Apache server installed in VirtualBox from Mac

I want to install a linux debian in virtual box and on debian an apache webserver. After this, I'd like to access it form my mac via browser like http://myvirtualbox:80/myfolder. The goal is to "dry" ...
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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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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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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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Arrow keys output numbers when connecting to Ubuntu VirtualBox guest on Windows 7 host via remote desktop connection

I have a Ubuntu guest running on my Windows 7 host. I then wanted to connect remotely from my Macbook Air in bed, and so accessed the VM via Microsoft's OSX remote desktop client. I'm able 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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Mac OSX Virtual box running appliance copied from Windows

I had to work out of the office today and brought a copy of the Windows 2000 appliance I have on my Windows 7 machine at the office. Copied this to the Mac I am now on (Mavericks) and copied the ...
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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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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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Hard Drive not working with VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.10.2

Basically, I have a Seagate Expansion Drive (1TB), I have ejected it from my MacBook and mounted it into the guest virtual machine, it comes up with the message: This USB device can perform ...
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How to do raw device access with VirtualBox?

So I am trying to set up raw device access w/ VirtualBox to use a ext4/linux disk as a guest OS within Mac OS X, but haven't succeeded yet. Following the VirtualBox docs, Chapter 9.9.1.1, https://www....
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Install El Capitan with VirtualBox on OS X

I am creating an El Capitan Virtual Box on my Mac. This is the process I take. I pressed some keys (it says any) as shown in second image, but I get nowhere. What should I do to move from here? I ...
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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. ...
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SSH to VirtualBox Mac Host Linux Guest using NAT

How to configure ssh OS X host with Linux guest, so I can access my guest OS through SSH. I've tried: But when I tried to ssh from host, it failed: > ssh localhost ssh: connect to host localhost ...
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Mouse lags in VirtualBox

I want to use VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro. I allocated 8G memory and 4 cores as CPU to the VirtualBox. I have installed Windows 8.1 Pro. But I realize that the mouse still lags in Windows. Does ...
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OpenGL 2.0 on Windows 10 on VirtualBox on El Capitan

Some software running on Windows 10 requires me to have OpenGL 2.0. I'm running Windows 10 in VirtualBox, which is on El Capitan. How do I install OpenGL 2.0? Please explain as if speaking to a ...
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Running Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2015 — run natively (dual boot) or run in virtual machine for longer battery life?

I currently use Ubuntu in a virtual machine, using VirtualBox software on my host operating system, OS X, on my MacBook Pro 2015. However, the battery life drains quickly when Ubuntu is used ...
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Determine storage requirement for VirtualBox snapshot merge

Unable to merge storage '/Users/.../Disk.vdi'. Not enough free storage space. Result Code: NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY (0x8007000E) Component: SessionMachine Interface: IMachine {c2527465-f1b5-6791-9b86-...
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Can I play Warcraft 3 (DotA) on a Mac?

I owned a MacBook Pro. I want to play a PC game called WarCraft 3 (with the DotA mod). I have Google and done some research on how to play DotA on the Mac. I can think of three possibilities: ...
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Install macOS Sierra on VirtualBox?

I’m trying to install macOS Sierra on VirtualBox, but can’t seem to make it work. For reference, here are the steps I took. Downloaded the Install macOS Sierra app from the App Store. Used the ...
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USB devices are greyed out in VirtualBox

I'm running Windows XP on Virtual Box. I'm trying to write to a USB pen drive. VirtualBox detect the pen drive but its name is greyed our in GUI. And I couldn't pick it from the list. How can I use ...
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Install OS X in VirtualBox on iMac?

Is it possible to install OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VirtualBox on an iMac (i3) running OS X 10.6.8? I have the 10.6 install CD, DMG, and ISO, but can't get any of them to boot from VirtualBox.
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How to prevent the automatic startup of VBoxHeadless on Mac?

I Install VirtualBox for Mac but I do not use it. The VBoxHeadless process still takes a lot of memory. How to stop it permanently and prevent from the automatic startup?
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VirtualBox - Sharing a folder

I'm a Windows 10 user, running macOS High Sierra 10.13 via VirtualBox 5.1.28. I didn't fully understand how to share a folder. The part that I did understand and did, is: Devices → Insert Guest ...
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How to set VirtualBox in order to access external hard drives in guest Win7?

I have installed VirtualBox in order to use Windows 7 as guest on a Macbook Air running Mavericks (mainly to be able to use a printer that has no drivers for Mac). Also, I have installed the ...
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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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How to make 64-bit guests available in a nested VirtualBox installation on iMac 5K 27-inch?

I have installed VirtualBox inside of VirtualBox. Host OS: OS X Yosemite Guest OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Both versions of VirtualBox: 4.3.28 The guest versions in VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.04 are ...
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Standard Mac keyboard mapping in VirtualBox?

I am using differents Unix in VirtualBox on my Macs (MacBook Pro, iMac). I have standard QWERTY keyboards so as to be able to type fluently: English French German UNIX shell programming languages: C, ...
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Compability of Brew Cask VirtualBox and Parallels?

I have a Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac installed and for a Vagrantfile I need to have virtualbox that I could install with brew such that brew install caskroom/cask/virtualbox. I tested Parallels ...
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“Eject” USB device (non-HDD) from OSX?

I have a Cyberpower UPS connected to my system using USB (for power management). Sometimes I want to have this device accessible from within Windows 7, which is virtualized in VirtualBox. VirtualBox ...
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VirtualBox 5.1.22 on OSX 10.10.5 fail to start after install

I get the following error when starting from Terminal: VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime! VirtualBox: dlopen("/Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/VBoxRT.dylib",) failed: &...
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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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How to clean up the files left by deleted VirtualBox VMs? [duplicate]

I am running OS X Sierra on a 2016 Macbook Air. I installed VirtualBox recently, and had 48 GB of free space after installation. I then set up an Ubuntu VM with a 10 GB hard drive. After 20 minutes ...
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After info.plist setting <key>LSUIElement</key> <string>1</string>, how do I quit the application

I've set the info.plist to have an LSUIElement key value of 1. As described here: In Fullscreen, disable auto-hiding Mac menu bar If I fullscreen the virtualbox application using the green ...
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How can I PXE boot MacOSX 10.11 in virtual box

I'm looking for a way to PXE boot macOS running in VirtualBox so that I can capture an image for fog server. When I restart the OS I can get into the boot options but there are no options to boot from ...
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Virtual Box and single user install

I recently uninstalled a VirtualBox installation that was made available to all users using the provided tool. I went to re-install for a single user, but it will only let me install for all users, ...
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Can't ping host osx from guest Ubuntu 16.04

I created an Ubuntu-16.04 VM via VirtualBox on my osx machine. I'm using 2 network adapters: Bridged Adapter [en0: Wi-Fi (Airport)] and Host-only Adapter (vboxnet0). This is the ifconfig o/p from ...
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Is it possible to run macOS in a virtual machine on Linux?

I have an slightly-aging iMac running the macOS Sierra (fully legal) and a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud that I keep around just for handling incoming files and punting them into my usual Linux ...
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Which `vboxmanage clonehd` variant corresponds to the GUI selection `dynamically allocated`?

I wanted to resize a VMDK, which VBoxManage can't resize directly, so I used the Convert to VDI → Resize VDI → Convert to VMDK procedure described here. For the last step, I could not find clear ...
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How to install Ubuntu from OS X?

I'm looking for a solution that would enable me to install Ubuntu and run it as a virtual machine under OS X but still be able to boot directly Ubuntu. If possible I would like to test both scenarios:...
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AMFI: allowing exception handler - because the handler was set by master-entitled process ´launchd´, VirtualBox

I installed macOS Sierra 10.12 like Guest on VirtualBox 5.1.10 on my MacBook Air with macOS Sierra too. I facing errors! I login with difficulties an when I can, raise the error and I need to log in....
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Switching between Apps on Guest MacOS, on MacBook Air (MacOS Sierra like Host), Virtualbox

I have both MacOS Sierra 10.12 for Host and for Guest using VirtualBox 5.1.10 I want to know how switch between applications on MacOS guest Side. Cmd + Tab On Guest Side, but is taken like Host Side,...