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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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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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Maximising VirtualBox guest machine window size

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS inside VirtualBox on a MacBook Air 7,2, but the guest screen window size is less than the host display size. I have seen a suggestion that this is possible by installing ...
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Bootcamp partiton in VirtualBox returns errors VERR_ACCESS_DENIED and VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR

I have been using this guide: http://danielphil.github.io/windows/virtualbox/osx/2015/08/25/virtualbox-boot-camp.html But when I try and mount the .vmdk I get this error: Permission problem ...
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Error when connecting USB Drive to VirtualBox virtual machine

How can I use external hard drive via USB connection on a virtual machine using VirtualBox? I ejected the hard disk from OS X host, then the disk becomes available in OS X virtual machine. Clicking ...
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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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Set the result of command to variable in Terminal post execution

How can you set the output of a command run in terminal to a variable after it has run? Background (You can skip of you don't need the background) I run VirtualBox VM and do a lot from the command ...
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what is the name and password for transfer server?

I want to transfer files between my Windows 7 unlimited computer and my Mac VirtualBox machine. I followed this tutorial. I did not set a password for my Windows computer While connecting, it asks ...
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Running Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2015 — run natively (dual boot) or run in virtual machine for longer battery life?

I currently use Ubuntu in a virtual machine, using VirtualBox software on my host operating system, OS X, on my MacBook Pro 2015. However, the battery life drains quickly when Ubuntu is used ...
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SSH to VirtualBox Mac Host Linux Guest using NAT

How to configure ssh OS X host with Linux guest, so I can access my guest OS through SSH. I've tried: But when I tried to ssh from host, it failed: > ssh localhost ssh: connect to host localhost ...
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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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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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How do you create an OS X ISO if you already have access to an iMac?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to create a virtual machine running OS X. I have a friend who owns an iMac with OS X Yosemite. Is there any way to create an ISO without downloading an installer? ...
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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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How to Speed Up Guest OS in Macbook Air 2013-Mid?

I followed the post here about Solution for Slow Ubuntu in VirtualBox. It is not targeted for OS X. I am feeling rather slow video play (not native) in the system Macbook Air 2013-Mid. I feel that ...
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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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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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How to install OS X on KVM?

I need to run an OS X to run Xcode to submit my project written in Cordova. I am using an Linux laptop and I think the best choice is to use KVM to run a virtual machine of OS X, since KVM has the ...
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VirtualBox VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED opening Windows 10 partition/vmdk

I'm trying to virtualize my physical Boot Camp partition, so I can do small Windows tasks from Mac without restarting. I followed mostly this tutorial but also read others. But now when I try to ...
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How to disable Virtualbox auto-close

When my computer reaches 4% battery, Virtualbox shuts off. How can I disable this or change when it happens?
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Problems with video resolution using VirtualBox on Mac OS X El Capitan

I've installed VirtualBox 5.0.10 on my Mac and now I'm trying to run Bio-Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) in a VM. The resolution of the Linux desktop when I go to settings > monitor is set to 640 x 480 with no ...
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Install older version of VirtualBox (4.3.6-91406) on OS X El Capitan

I am trying to install VirtualBox 4.3.6-91406 on OS X El Capitan because I want to run an old version of Minix. It is advised to run my version of Minix on VirtualBox 4.3.6 as it may not be ...
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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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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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How do I relocate a existing VM with a OS already installed

I have a VM up and running great with Ubuntu installed onto it. I want to stick it on an external herd drive. How can I do that without breaking it? Do I just drag the files, or is there something ...
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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 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 does “is not recognized as an internal or external command” error mean?

I have spun up a VM of OS X since my main user is not an admin and I need to do things that require admin access. My end goal is to install the Xcode command line tools into a VirtualBox VM I created ...
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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices (virtualbox fix please)

I'm on a MacBookPro8,1, Late 2011 and I'm running latest version of El Capitan with SIP disabled (if that matters at all) @DavidAnderson I've been following the tutorial steps from @DavidAnderson ...
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Installing Microsoft Windows VM on OS X

I'm kinda new to the Mac OS, in fact I got this current Mac this week so I'm pretty noob with it. I need to run a VM with windows 11 and 10 for testing purposes. So I downloaded and the virtual ...
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Where's the best place to download Ubuntu virtual machines? [closed]

I'm using VirtualBox, and found a list of Ubuntu images here. But as of today it doesn't include an image for 14.04, which I need to install GitLab on, (or build from source). What URLs would you ...
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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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Windows sees iPhone but iTunes does not

I'm running Windows 7 in VirtualBox with Linux as a host. I'd like to sync my iPhone with iTunes installed in the VM. I've set up USB filters in VirtualBox, and Windows sees my iPhone upon connecting,...
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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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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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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 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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Do Ubuntu VMs run smoothly on the MacBook Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015?

I need Ubuntu 14.04 for a class I'm doing, but I didn't want to install it side-by-side. Does VirtualBox run smoothly on the MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)?
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What does “Effective UID is not root” mean for VirtualBox?

I'm looking to test VirtualBox 5.0 release or 5.0.x latest development stable build and get this error: The Please try reinstalling VirtualBox. advice doesn't help. I am guessing this is what ...
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Genymotion overheating MacBook Pro with Yosemite

Every time I start a Genymotion (v2.5.2) device my CPU starts heating real fast and the fan speed goes from good to crazy really quick too. Here's an output from iStats: If I use GPS simulation ...
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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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Command key when running Mac through virtual box on Windows OS

I just recently installed Yosemite in Virtualbox. Here's the installation video I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYMEb0ZCfes My OS is Windows and I'm trying to run Mac using Virtualbox. I ...
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Installing windows 8 using bootcamp or virtual box

I've been looking around and haven't found an idiot proof guide to partitioning my mac to run windows 8. Unfortunately, that's what I need as I have not knowledge of any of the required software/...
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VirtualBox No Internet Win7 Host, OS X Guest [closed]

I have set up Mac OS X 10.9 in a Virtual Machine and I'm struggling to get any internet connection. In my network settings (Mac), it says I'm connected but nothing works. Safari doesn't load any page, ...
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Installing VirtualBox guest additions on v4.3.28 (IE no Devices menu tab)?

Using OSX Yosemite and VirtualBox v4.3.28 I'm trying to install guest additions. In all online sources it says go to Devices -> Install Guest Additions but in this version I guess there is no Devices ...
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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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Good Linux distribution for Macbook Air and VirtualBox

I have seen many Linux distributions tried to be used in Macbook Air, for instance. One custom made of Redhat Linux is one successful port in VirtualBox but it is not public. However, I would like ...
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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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Install OS X Cheetah on my Macbook Air with OS X Yosemite

How can I install Cheetah (OSX 10.0) on my 2014 Macbook? Can I use virtual box? Where can I find iso files to install? BTW my macbook is running Yosemite
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Parallels or VirtualBox to run Clampfit on a MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3?

I'm completely new to Macs and always used PCs so far. Said so, I'll try to be as much specific as I can. I just bought a MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3 and am considering installing Parallels ...
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How to make 64-bit guests available in a nested VirtualBox installation on iMac 5K 27-inch?

I have installed VirtualBox inside of VirtualBox. Host OS: OS X Yosemite Guest OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Both versions of VirtualBox: 4.3.28 The guest versions in VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.04 are ...