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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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Kernel panic on a new MBP 2017 Touch bar (virtual box suspected)

2 weeks into a new MBP touch bar 2017 and i get a kernel panic: can someone read the log and tell me what's up? thanks in advance. Anonymous UUID: 6B3D5FAD-A7B2-9D30-CB2B-15E5EC8E6296 Wed ...
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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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Using VirtualBox on Mac HighSierra - installing Windows 10 via external hard drive, not working!

Installed VirtualBox on my Mac (HighSierra), my version 2014, doesn't have a CD-ROM/DVD drive so I'm using a portable drive to install Windows 10 64-bit. VB isn't recognizing the external drive. ...
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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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Determine storage requirement for VirtualBox snapshot merge

Unable to merge storage '/Users/.../Disk.vdi'. Not enough free storage space. Result Code: NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY (0x8007000E) Component: SessionMachine Interface: IMachine {c2527465-f1b5-6791-9b86-...
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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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VirtualBox 5.2 Won't Install on Mac OS 10.13

Trying to install VirtualBox 5.2 on a Mac running OSX 10.13. The installation fails with an installer message reading "The installation failed." I've tried the 2 solutions I've been able to find and ...
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Can't install El Capitan in VirtualBox on High Sierra

I am installing El Capital in VirtualBox on High Sierra. The reason I am doing this is that I have an enterprise application that stoped working in High Sierra and so I am going the VM route. When I ...
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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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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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VirtualBox - Sharing a folder

I'm a Windows 10 user, running macOS High Sierra 10.13 via VirtualBox 5.1.28. I didn't fully understand how to share a folder. The part that I did understand and did, is: Devices → Insert Guest ...
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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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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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Compability of Brew Cask VirtualBox and Parallels?

I have a Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac installed and for a Vagrantfile I need to have virtualbox that I could install with brew such that brew install caskroom/cask/virtualbox. I tested Parallels ...
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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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VirtualBox 5.1.22 on OSX 10.10.5 fail to start after install

I get the following error when starting from Terminal: VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime! VirtualBox: dlopen("/Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/VBoxRT.dylib",) failed: &...
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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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How to clean up the files left by deleted VirtualBox VMs? [duplicate]

I am running OS X Sierra on a 2016 Macbook Air. I installed VirtualBox recently, and had 48 GB of free space after installation. I then set up an Ubuntu VM with a 10 GB hard drive. After 20 minutes ...
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After info.plist setting <key>LSUIElement</key> <string>1</string>, how do I quit the application

I've set the info.plist to have an LSUIElement key value of 1. As described here: In Fullscreen, disable auto-hiding Mac menu bar If I fullscreen the virtualbox application using the green ...
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How can I PXE boot MacOSX 10.11 in virtual box

I'm looking for a way to PXE boot macOS running in VirtualBox so that I can capture an image for fog server. When I restart the OS I can get into the boot options but there are no options to boot from ...
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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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Virtual Box and single user install

I recently uninstalled a VirtualBox installation that was made available to all users using the provided tool. I went to re-install for a single user, but it will only let me install for all users, ...
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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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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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Which `vboxmanage clonehd` variant corresponds to the GUI selection `dynamically allocated`?

I wanted to resize a VMDK, which VBoxManage can't resize directly, so I used the Convert to VDI → Resize VDI → Convert to VMDK procedure described here. For the last step, I could not find clear ...
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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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AMFI: allowing exception handler - because the handler was set by master-entitled process ´launchd´, VirtualBox

I installed macOS Sierra 10.12 like Guest on VirtualBox 5.1.10 on my MacBook Air with macOS Sierra too. I facing errors! I login with difficulties an when I can, raise the error and I need to log in....
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VirtualBox 4.3.xx on OSX 10.12.2 Fails to install

I've tried googling this issue for awhile now and have been unable to find a solution. I, for a specific reason, need to install an older version of virtual box. However, every time I try I get this ...
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How to set up Touch Bar to show function keys in a specific VirtualBox virtual machine

macOS allows you to change the Touch Bar to traditional function keys when you run specific applications. I have tried to do so with VirtualBox, and it works on the main VirtualBox window properly. ...
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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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Preferred sources/methods for VirtualBox images on macOS 10.12?

I have a 2016 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.12 and I want to run a Linux VM such as Mint using VirtualBox. I am looking for best practices or official/recommended sources for an image that is packaged ...
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The Insert key without 3rd party apps on MacBook Air in VirtualBox running Linux

Hardware setup I use MacBook Air with what seems to be an English international keyboard layout. My Input Sources are set to Polish - Pro in the Keyboard settings. Software setup I run Debian 8.6.0 ...
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How can I run a current browser on older MacBook?

I have an older macbook that tops out at Snow Leopard. That is, this is the limit of OS X that it will run. Current versions of Chrome and Firefox are not supported for Snow Leopard (10.6) Lion (10.7)...
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Update VirtualBox without losing Guest .vdi Files

I have VirtualBox "Version 5.1.4 r110228 (Qt5.5.1)" installed on a MacBook Air macOS Sierra version 10.12. Now I got an update message: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.1.6/VirtualBox-5.1.6-...
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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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What is the recommended amount of video memory to assign to OS X El Capitan running in VirtualBox?

What is the recommended amount of video memory to assign to OS X El Capitan running in VirtualBox? Currently, I've set it to 48 MB on ad hoc basis, and would like to know if this is something I ...
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VirtualBox drive, new size not visible to Disk Utility

I use VirtualBox 5 with an OS X 10.11 guest. I resized a VBox HDD from 20 GB to 29 GB. Now I want add the 9 GB to the main OS X volume. Opening Disk Utility I can't resize the partition: it shows a ...
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OpenGL 2.0 on Windows 10 on VirtualBox on El Capitan

Some software running on Windows 10 requires me to have OpenGL 2.0. I'm running Windows 10 in VirtualBox, which is on El Capitan. How do I install OpenGL 2.0? Please explain as if speaking to a ...
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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 access virtual machine website in iMac?

I have installed Windows Server 2012 in VirtualBox inside iMac. Now I need to access the website created in VirtualBox in iMac. can any one guide me please?
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Shared directory with Guest Ubuntu has become empty: a problem of virtualbox guest addition?

I installed Ubuntu under Virtualbox in MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan. To share my OS X home directory /Users/tli folder with the guest Ubuntu, I downloaded the Virtualbox Guest Addition iso file ...
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Does a guest OS under Virtualbox need to install drivers for peripheral devices?

I run a guest Ubuntu under Virtualbox in Mac OS X. The host Mac OS X has been configured to print on a network printer by someone else. Now I try to configure the guest Ubuntu to print on the same ...
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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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Why does pressing the left command key sometimes trigger a window from Virtualbox

I installed Ubuntu under virtualbox under OS X IN MacBook Pro. A while ago, I asked a question about how to switch between windows in the guest Ubuntu by keystrokes, and the reply at https://apple....
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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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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 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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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 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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keys for commands for using Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Mac

I have installed Ubuntu in virtualbox in Mac. i open firefox in ubuntu, and want to find some word in a webpage by ctrl-f which I normally do without mac and virtualbox, but it invokes something else ...