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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 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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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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Official way to obtain an OS X ISO file

I'm trying to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox on Windows 8.1. I have VirtualBox installed and the VM set up, but I need an ISO file to install the operating system. I've searched around and ...
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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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How can I backup a VirtualBox VM with TimeMachine

I've read lots of different things about using TimeMachine with VirtualBox, but I haven't been able to find a very clear answer about what an acceptable configuration is. Some folks say "include up ...
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Is Mac OS X in a VirtualBox VM suitable for iOS development?

I have finally successfully managed to install Mac OS X in a virtual machine on my Windows 7 laptop using VirtualBox and a tutorial from Lifehacker. Performance is very slow, with Mountain Lion ...
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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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VirtualBox 5.1.28 fails to install on MacOS 10.13 due to KEXT security

I have tried to install VirtualBox 5.1.28 to macOS high sierra but it fails every time with the following screen: After some looking around I found this thread and I did indeed see that it was ...
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How can I install Mac OS X Lion in VirtualBox, or any other type of virtual machine?

I purchased bought a license of Lion and heard that it supports virtual machine install. I want to install Lion into my VirtualBoxVM on Lion on an iMac. How can I do this?
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enabling virtual machine Guest Additions on a Mac host and Mac guest

I want to enable Shared folders on VirtualBox. I went to Devices tab and clicked -> Insert guest additions CD image. Nothing happened. This is an image of my Storage tab in Settings of Virtual box: I ...
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In Fullscreen, disable auto-hiding Mac menu bar

(on latest Mavericks) While in VirtualBox (Ubuntu) fullscreen, on a Mac host, each time the mouse goes near the top, the Mac auto-hide menu bar appears - and I want to prevent that, or at least, since ...
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Installing Catalina OS in VirtualBox?

I have a Macbook that runs Catalina OS, but I would like to have a VirtualBox version of it. I was able to successfully download Catalina from the App Store, and followed a tutorial to convert it ...
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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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Failed to run VirtualBox on macOS 11 Big Sur [closed]

I got this error when started a VM:
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Space Occupied By Other Files And Folders On Hard Drive

I have been using VirtualBox to create a virtual machine to run Windows 8 on and after deleting the virtual drives and virtualbox due to having issues with Windows 8, I am missing a lot of memory from ...
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How much RAM is recommended to be assigned to a virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I have installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox under OS X on a MacBook Pro. The laptop has 16 GB RAM, and I assigned about 11 GB to Ubuntu, because I thought that most work would be done in Ubuntu anyway. ...
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Share folder in VirtualBox Host=Mac OS, Guest=Debian

how can I share a folder in VirtualBox between my host-OS Mac OS and my installed guest-OS Debian 6? I installed the guest additions and created a shared folder, but I cannot find it
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How to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox?

I have been trying to use Hackboot to install OSX Mavericks in VirtualBox, and using an ISO image created by following the steps at How to create bootable ISO for OS X Mavericks The steps I have ...
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Run Boot Camp Windows10 partition inside VirtualBox

I have a separate Windows10 partition courtesy of Boot Camp Assistant. I would like the option of cranking it up inside my OS X session using VirtualBox, as there are times I would like to use some ...
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How to install OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on VirtualBox 4.3?

I've seen a lot of variants of this question, but most are pretty old, and don't quite match my use case. How the heck do you get 10.8 (Mountain Lion) running on the latest version of VirtualBox, e.g....
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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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Windows key when running windows through virtual box on a mac

I am running Windows 7 on a virtual image using virtualbox on my max osx. I need to know what the windows key is on the mac keyboard. Any tips?
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MacOS-Big Sur VirtualBox Error the virtual machine has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1)

This happens after updating into the MacOS Bug sur. And then trying to start the VirtualBox VMs, Tried so far and no luck with below options, Un-installed and re-installed the VirtualBox Created ...
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VirtualBox 5.1.8 installation didn't install kernel extensions. How do I fix this? [macOS 10.13]

When I installed VirtualBox it said that the installation "failed" but I still got VirtualBox.app in my applications folder. When I try to boot windows 7 VM, it says "Kernel drivers not installed (rc =...
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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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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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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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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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How to enable hardware virtualization on MacBook Pro 2020 M1?

I just got a new MacBook Pro 2020 M1. I installed the VirtualBox and tried to create a new VM to install Windows but is show me an error that says: "System Acceleration Settings: The hardware ...
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Installed Snow Leopard on VirtualBox but can't install guest additions

My host machine is Windows 7. I installed Snow Leopard on VirtualBox but i am having problem installing the guest additions. The guest additions iso is mounted in /Volumes/VBOXADDITIONS_4. But if I ...
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virtualbox installation failed on macOS Catalina

I am unable to install virtualbox on macOS Catalina. Tried both the GUI installer and Homebrew. Here is the installation error: installer: The upgrade failed. (The Installer encountered an error ...
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Not enough free space on OS X Base System while installing El Capitan with VirtualBox

I am getting an error while installing OS on Virtual Box machine, that there is not enough free space as shown in the image. I allocated 20GB while setting up virtual machine, and 8.8GB is what apple ...
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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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Right click in Ubuntu Virtual Box guest VM is not working

I am running Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Mac OS. I found that rightclick in the guest Ubuntu, by tapping the trackpad while pressing ctrl key, doesn't work. E.G. it doesn't show the menu for file ...
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What are current cross-platform disk encryption options?

I just got a new 1TB USB SSD, to use as a backup drive. I need cross-platform compatibility and durability. I've used LUKS+ext4, and it seems both reliable and well-established (i.e. long-term support ...
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VirtualBox VERR_ACCESS_DENIED

I am trying to install Windows 10 on a partition with this Virtualbox method, where I create a vmdk link to the partition and use it as the drive, run the installer and then reboot. This worked fine ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu shared folder is empty

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine (Virtual Box) hosted on my MBP w/ Mountain Lion. OSX 10.8.6, VirtualBox 4.2.16, Ubuntu 12.4 LTS (32 bit) PROBLEM The shared folder(s) as seen in Ubuntu is/are empty. ...
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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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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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Vagrant/VirtualBox extremely slow despite 8GB-RAM/SSD-HD/2.53GHz Core2Duo

My VM (Ubuntu Vagrant VM) is extremely slow. While my Windows co-workers have a maximum of 1 minute page load time, my page load takes up to 8 minutes. I tried putting log files in non shared folders—...
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Applications folder not owned by root, cannot change it

After a recent run of Migration Assistant from an old MacBook to a new one, my Applications folder is owned by my normal user account rather than by root. This prevents VirtualBox from functioning (...
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How to Enlarge Disk Image in VirtualBox?

I have VirtualBox 5 in OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. There is an option in Windows's VirtualBox to enlarge the image here described. However, I cannot find a similar way for OS X. My storage looks like ...
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Where May I (legally) get a Mac OS X .iso File to Virtualize OS X? [duplicate]

I want to virtualize a Mac (the latest, 10.9) on my Mac (MacBook Air). I prefer to use VirtualBox. After setting up the OS X guest, I need to provide a .iso file from which VirtualBox will install OS ...
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Can someone please help me set up a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I want to create a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox 6.1 on my mid 2014 MacBook Pro that's running macOS. How do I do that? I already installed VirtualBox. How do I create ...
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VirtualBox won't re-install after unintsall

I am running Big Sur. I recently installed VirtualBox and tried to load a CentOS image from OSBoxes. I basically restarted my laptop, forgot about it for more than 30 minutes after installation and ...
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How do install OS X El Capitan onto a VM

I am spinning up a VM to do some ruby development. At this point I am trying to install OS X 10.11 to it. I have looked into several ways, but they are not working because I have a bad network ...
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What is the keystroke to switch between windows in a guest os (Ubuntu) in VirtualBox?

Using Ubuntu installed as normal operating system, I can switch between windows by using alttab. I installed Ubuntu in a VirtualBox VM with a MacBook Pro/OS X as host. In the Ubuntu guest, alttab ...
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Are the keystrokes under guest Ubuntu via Virtualbox supposed to be the same in a Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu via virtualbox under Mac OS. My keyboard-shortcut experiences with guest Ubuntu until recently were the same as mine with Ubuntu installed directly on a computer. For example, text ...
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How to get Mac OS X to run in a VM on Windows

I want to be able to run RubyMotion on Windows 7 computers. But RubyMotion only runs on Mac OS X Lion. So it seems like the only option is to run a virtual machine on the Windows 7 computers which ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.26 on OSX 10.10.2 Fails to install

I am trying to install VirtualBox on my iMac and it keeps failing right at the end of the installation process. The end of the log file shows Mar 23 07:59:22 AlexsMac installd[61695]: PackageKit: ...