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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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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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VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the host-only adapter on Mac M1 [duplicate]

I installed vagrant and virtualbox to my M1 Mac, but when I tried to lunch the virtual machine I got this error There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant ...
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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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Can I run Virtualbox on new M1 Macbook Air? [closed]

I am trying to run a kali Linux machine on Oracle virtual box. But I see an error "virtualization is not enabled in the host machine". I want to know if virtualization can be enabled on M1 ...
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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)

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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Big Sur virtualbox ubuntu can't be opened

I tried uninstalling using the .dmg file, and also tried csrutil clear and reboot in recovery mode before uninstalling and none of these solutions worked. Please help!! Thanks Big Sur, macboook air ...
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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

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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Intel Power Gadget causes kernel panics MacBook BigSur

Intel power gadget causes kernel panic in my virtualbox virtual machine. I have an MacBook PRO 16 2019 (i9-2.4Ghz), OS 11.1, VirtualBox 6.16, Intel Power Gadget 3.7.0. I use virtualbox with vagrant (...
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OSX_10_13_IncompatibleAppList.pkg file missing after downloading High Sierra installer

I followed this thread to create a boot installer for MacOS High Sierra without error, through VMWare, since the file that was being downloaded from Apple Store was a stub. Everything went fine. The ...
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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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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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Accessing SD card disk in a VirtualBox machine

I am trying to add a hardisk to a virtual box running ubuntu so I could access an SD card mounted on the host machine i.e Mac. I followed these steps but there's an issue: creating a vmdk file ...
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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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BigSur installed on virtual box does not allow me to install virtual guest addition

I'm trying to install guest additions on BigSur on a virtual machine. I'm following this guideline: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41691803/how-to-install-guest-addition-in-mac-os-as-guest-and-...
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Kali Linux for virtual box, screen size issue and fonts, everything appear to be very small

I tried into settings manager, but dint worked as expected. Even the terminal fonts aren't changing.
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iPad cannot be restored due to 15 min timeout (recovery mode)

I have forgotten my passcode and have tried to restore my iPad(8th 32gb wifi) by this instruction. It reboots after 15 minutes and iTunes on my PC says me "Waiting for Ipad..." or "...
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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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Using mouse on Virtual Machine on Mac, but got keyboard signal

The question is, when I press and move my mouse in the virtual machine(such as choose many files), the machine seems to receive a signal of keyboard "C-press" and ""C-release",...
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VirtualBox can't access any files it didn't make itself

So I moved over to a new Mac mini and now VirtualBox can not load any files that it didn't make itself. I was attempting to load a VDI created on my previous Mac mini into a new install of VirtualBox....
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launchd for starting Virtualbox vm, gives exit code 1. What am I doing wrong?

I have the local.UL20.RESTART.plist file in /Library/LaunchDaemons/ It's permissions are owner: root, group: wheel The system does have VirtualBox running Yet, the system, it just responds with the ...
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No audio in VM using VirtualBox on macOS High Sierra guest

The sound is not working in the virtual machine I made using VirtualBox. Here is a screenshot: It says "No output device found" in the Sound pane in the System Preferences window. I am ...
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Should there be a problem making a Time Machine Backup with a sparse disk image containing a bootable installer on my current drive and volume?

I am trying to make a virtual machine using VirtualBox. I have been following the comment David Anderson made for me here on this post (his comment I am talking about is at the bottom): Install macOS ...
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HyperKit - Docker Desktop for Mac - Is it possible to launch traditional Debian VMs?

Docker for Mac currently uses HyperKit (reference: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/docker-toolbox/) Docker Desktop uses HyperKit instead of Virtual Box. Hyperkit is a lightweight macOS ...
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How can I select “Allow” from System Preferences -> Security Panel to allow the installer to run from TERMINAL

I am trying to install Docker on a macOS computer remotely from my Windows machine using a terminal connection. In order to to this, I run the following command on the Mac: brew cask install ...
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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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Create Mac OS virtual machine on my Mac OS Catalina [duplicate]

What I want to do is create a Catalina OS (VirtualBox) on my MacBook. I can't find anywhere how to do it. I figured that having a Mac, it would be easier to download the ISO file and then create the ...
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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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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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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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Getting Bluetooth on Windows 10 Virtual Machine (Guest) - VirtualBox / Disabling Bluetooth Daemon

How can I use bluetooth on my Windows 10 guest machine using my built-in macOS Bluetooth chip. When I try adding it as a USB device it come up with Failed to attach USB device Apple Inc. Bluetooth ...
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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 to uninstall VirtualBox / removing Kernel Extension

Reading this thread I made with brew: brew cask uninstall virtualbox Error: Cask 'virtualbox' is not installed. The dmg file of virtual box is not on disk.. Thanks for any good ideas.
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looking for something more modern than X11 “streaming” with local Vagrant Linux VMs

I have a similar question like Alternatives for XQuartz?, because XQuartz is discontinued since 2016 and X11 feels in general obsolete. I use vagrant to spin up Linux VMs and connect with ssh to the ...
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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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Given the following circumstances, how can I jailbreak my iPhone 6+ [duplicate]

So, I want to jailbreak my iPhone, I know my options but lack the resources or knowledge. Here's what I've got: Windows 10 64 bit PC, iPhone 6+ 128gb on iOS 12.4.6, MACOS High Sierra vbox machine. ...
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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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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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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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How to run an image of El Capitan macOS as a virtual machine on another Mac?

I am running Mojave macOS on a Mac mini. I would like to run a virtual machine of El Capitan on Mojave (or Catalina). I am looking into this because I need to refer to a database using FileMaker 11 ...
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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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