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Questions tagged [virtualbox]

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

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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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Installing Windows 10 on Early 2011 MacBook Pro (VirtualBox method)

Apologies if the etiquette of posting is incorrect, I'm brand new to the site despite lurking for years and couldn't seem to comment on the guide I mention below. I've been trying to set up Win10 on ...
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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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Windows sees iPhone but iTunes does not

I'm running Windows 7 in VirtualBox with Linux as a host. I'd like to sync my iPhone with iTunes installed in the VM. I've set up USB filters in VirtualBox, and Windows sees my iPhone upon connecting,...
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AppleID account sign in VirtualBox

I managed to install El Capitan (not Sierra) in Virtual Box on my MBP running Sierra. Looks fine on the first view. One major problem is that I can not sign up with my own Apple (or any other test) ID ...
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How to set left command to Guest VM and right command to Host OS?

I just set up an Arch Linux virtual machine on my MacBook Pro (El Capitan). My goal is, when inside the Arch VM, to use the left command key for anything VM related and the right command key for OS X ...
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VirtualBox error (0x1)

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Virtual Box instead of Parallels for a change. However VirtualBox was being a little problematic. First during the installation it finished with "Could not complete ...
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Mac as virtual machine guest: How to use multiple displays?

I'm working on a test environment for testing Mac software. The plan is to use virtual machines (for example VMWare or Parallels) and install older versions as guest operating system, allowing me to ...
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How to switch applications using Cmd+Tab when inside VirtualBox without using Host key?

When inside VirtualBox in order to switch to an OSX app, I first press Host key which is Right Option, then I press Cmd+Tab. I wonder if there is some trick to eliminate pressing Host key before Cmd+...
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VirtualBox Win7 enable horizontal trackpad scrolling

I use a Windows 7 installtion in Virtual Box. The magic track works fine for scrolling up and down but scrolling sideways doesn't work. Does anyone know how to get it working?
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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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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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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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El Capitan GM and USB passthrough

After updgrading to El Capitan GM, I noticed that usb passthrough no longer works in VirtualBox, and this seems to be occuring for everyone. I have found several threads on VirtualBox forums ...
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How to send Home key to a VM running on OSX?

How to send the home key to a windows installation in VirtualBox in OSX?
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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 has not compatible with Windows only So I somehow managed to Connect my Virtual Box ...
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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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Running Parallels and VirtualBox for Docker in OS X?

I use Parallels for Windows while VirtualBox/Kinematic (Beta) for Docker in OS X -- but haven't yet tested at the same time because of possible problems such as here, dated to 2013 so many problems ...
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How do I expand the hard drive partition of an OSX guest OS in VirtualBox when the disk has been enlarged?

My host system is running OSX El Capitan 10.11.5 and VirtualBox 5.0.22 r108108 Using the information found in another answer, I was successfully able to extract an ISO of my host operating system and ...
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installing Snow Leopard in VirtualBox, but it won't complete the installation

I'm getting ready to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, but I want to be able to keep running MT-Newswatcher, so I want to run SL in VirtualBox. I followed the directions at this ...
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Are there tweaks in Time Machine or VirtualBox by Oracle to make Time Machine better handle small files within a .vdi?

Within a very important VirtualBox, which was at the time approximately 400 Gigabytes, Time Machine is not backing many files inside this machine, for even several months, despite them being changed ...
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Custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest?

TL;DR - How do I set a custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest? I'm in a situation where I need to keep Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.8) alive in a VirtualBox setup to run some legacy ...
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To share dynamically network between OSX and Virtual OS

My colleges say that OS cannot dynamically share network between two OS, in contrast to Windows. One college solved the problem by ethernet connection and external network card, discussed here. ...
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CPU Usage shoots all of a sudden while using Ubuntu in Virtual box in MBP

I an using 2015 model of MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Yosemite. I have installed Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.26 which runs Ubuntu 14.04 operating system. I have also installed the guest edition to improve ...
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VirtualBox “The screen resolution for this app to run” on Mac 1440 x 900

I installed Virtual Box and Windows 8.1 from https://modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads The resolution of my display is 13-inch (1440 x 900) Also I installed Guest Additions. I can't run ...
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Windows on VirtualBox and special characters

I have a standard Apple US keyboard but I often have to type in German. I find the OS X shortcuts easy to remember and I am comfortable with them. To type the umlauts you have to type option+u (u as ...
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VirtualBox 4, install Lion guest on Mountain Lion host

How to install Lion as a guest OS in VirtualBox 4 running on Mountain Lion? I have: Legitimate owned copy of Install Mac OS X Lion.app Flash drive formatted as GUID partition, restored with ...
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Problem with usb drive in virtualbox

I have a macbook pro and a osx of 10.8.4 in installed on it. I also have VirtualBox 4.2.14 and extension 4.2.14r86644 installed on it. I installed windows8 64bit and now I have problem with usb drives....
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How to migrate from Parallels to VirtualBox?

I've tried Parallels and it's great but I still find it quite "expensive" so I would like to try out VirtualBox. Is there a way to migrate my Parallels installation to VirtualBox? The versions: ...
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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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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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Is there a way to use the Packages app to install items into another app?

I am not entirely sure if this is the right community to ask this question, but I'll ask it anyway. I am currently using the packages app to hold a bunch of extensions for VirtualBox and choose which ...
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Mouse pointer in Android via VirtualBox cannot be controled easily

I successfully created Android machine in VirtualBox 5.2.20. Problem is that I cannot make it so that mouse is easy to control via trackpad. I have searched and tried various solutions with no ...
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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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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,...
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How to Speed Up Guest OS in Macbook Air 2013-Mid?

I followed the post here about Solution for Slow Ubuntu in VirtualBox. It is not targeted for OS X. I am feeling rather slow video play (not native) in the system Macbook Air 2013-Mid. I feel that ...
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How to stop OS X from system sleep when the Display sleeps?

On OS X Yosemite I found that all operations interupt once I switch of the monitor for a while. Most notabaly copy processes of large files, simply pause. Every time OS X puts the Display to sleep (or ...
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OSX Server guest within VirtualBox … where do I get the ISO

I'm trying to do things legit and purchased a copy of OSX Server to go along with my OSX install. I am running a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion... so I'm OK from a hardware perspective. Now I'm ...