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

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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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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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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.app would no longer run

Results in About This Mac: macOS Mojave Version 10.14.1 MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) This hardware shipped the OS version 10.10 Yosemite, if I remember correctly. In either the Mojave ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Access VirtualBox shared folders in Yosemite

tl;dr: How to access folder shared in host system from within Yosemite run in VirtualBox (guest)? I have added a shared folder in my VirtualBox (went to virtual machine's settings, then to Shared ...
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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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How to hit "right-control" in VirtualBox on a remote Linux system over RDP via CoRD?

I'm connecting using CoRD to a remote Linux system running xrdp. On that Linux system, I'm running VirtualBox. To escape from Virtualbox, I need to hit a "right control" key. Trouble is... I don't ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot start any Virtual Machine anymore on High Sierra [duplicate]

I just switched from Sierra to High Sierra for some reason, and Virtualbox doesn't work anymore. All my machines (Debian, Windows etc), newly created or existing, show that message when started: The ...
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Are there keyboard mappings to make Ubuntu more like MacOS?

While there is a similar question how to make Mac keyboard like Ubuntu, I would like to raise the reverse question: How to make Ubuntu keyboard like Mac? I like for instance cmd ⌘ to work as ctrl (i....
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Problem installing VirtualBox on MacOS High Sierra

I'm trying to install VirtualBox 6.0.15 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" with High Sierra on it. The installer gets to the "Running package scripts" with "Time remaining: less than a minute" - and then ...
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How Do I Upgrade VirtualBox from the Command Line

I need to remotely log into a Mac to upgrade VirtualBox. The problem is screen sharing is just abysmally slow and I don't want to use 3rd party screen sharing utilities. I prefer to do this in ...
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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 ...
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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 can I tame VirtualBox's CPU usage when running Silverlight-based web site in IE under Windows?

I have a client who uses another vendor for their point of sale system. I need to periodically download reports from this system and currently the only way to do so is with Internet Explorer and it ...
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Ways to share folders from Mac host to Mojave guest on VirtualBox (using NFS Manager or other options)?

I have a Yosemite host and Mojave guest VM via Virtualbox. I want to share the host's folders with the guest. I'm aware there are at least three ways but I haven't been successful with any of them. I'...
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How can I resize VirtualBox .vdi disk?

Is it possible to resize a disk image in VirtualBox 6 on Mac OS X?
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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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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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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 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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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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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 is not compatible with OSX only So I somehow managed it to Connect my guest Virtual ...
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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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