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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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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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Enable mouse back button action inside citrix workspace window

I have a MacBook Pro(macOS 10.15.3) and am logged into a Windows 10 system through Citrix Viewer. I have a Logitech MX Master 3 connected to MacBook through bluetooth. The back navigation button works ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Access Raw Disk on Virtualbox with SIP enabled

I was reading the following question and answers but I'm having trouble and hoping someone can help. I am dual booting Catalina and Windows 10 and would like to boot my Windows disks in Virtual box ...
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Should I take additional precautions to use Parallels shared folder on Linux?

On macOS Catalina I installed Debian 10 i386 on Parallels, installed the vm tools also. Everything looks fine. I would like to play with Qt projects on both platforms. Since Qt is multi platform ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Failed to run VirtualBox on macOS 11 Big Sur

I got this error when started a VM:
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Virtualbox installation fails/hangs on Catalina

I'm trying to install Virtualbox on Mac Catalina. It either fails or hangs and in the console I see these messages: error 10:46:15.111917+1000 kernel Sandbox: installd(3456) System Policy: deny(...
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Set permission for apps manually

I want to use my Mac webcam in a Virtualbox guest OS (Linux Mint). The webcam is visible in the guest os. But whenever I allow Firefox - on my guest OS - to use my webcam the virtual machine crashes. ...
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Why can't use mac audio feature when install Kubuntu in VirtualBox on macOS?

Versions I'm using macOS: 10.15.4 VirtualBox: 6.1 Kubuntu: 20.04 I installed Kubuntu and everything works well but I found I can't use audio feature when it's running. If I shutdown it, the audio ...
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Samsung T5 cannot be accessed in macOS guest running on VirtualBox macOS host

I am running the latest version of VirtualBox with the extension pack (version 6.1.8). Guest additions (version 6.1.8) is installed on the macOS guest using the spctl kext-consent add VB5E2TV963 patch....
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Can I “peek” my MacOS through VirtualBox while in Windows 10 (Bootcamp)?

MacBook Pro 13' Late 2019. I have a Windows 10 installed in my external SSD, which I installed and ran via Boot Camp (Tutorial I've Followed). I know that Boot Camp does not allow switching between ...
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How do I enable VirtualBox guest to access USB 3.0 if the option is grayed out in the settings (after installing the extension pack)?

I have created a Windows virtual box with no problems. I'm trying to write to a USB (See at the end more info), but keep getting an error. The Host is a macbook, and the USB is connected through an ...
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Linux in Oracle VirtualBox VMs runs slow and black screens on MacBook Pro

I'm trying to install a Linux Virtual Machine in Oracle VirtualBox on MacBook Pro 2019 on Catalina, but I am having issues. Ubuntu goes black screen during installation, usually happens when creating ...
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Trouble Installing Catalina on Virtualbox VM

Does anyone have any experience getting Catalina installed using Virtualbox? I was unsuccessful in booting into the 10.15.3 installer, but luckily I found a copy of 10.15 I can boot into and reformat ...
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How to make Command-Tab *always* bring up the MacOS application switcher?

When using certain applications (such as the built-in "Screen Sharing" VNC app or VirtualBox) the command-tab key combination has unexpected/unwanted behaviors: In Screen Sharing, when connecting to ...
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Virtual box not installing on macOS Catalina

I am trying to install Virtualbox v 6.1.0 on Mac OS Catalina, but the installation is not successfully completing. I've read many blogs about allowing the installation in Security in System ...