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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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Is OS X on VirtualBox on Windows suitable for iOS app development using Xcode? [duplicate]

I am trying to install OS X on VirtualBox VM on Windows 7, but it is giving me a message that "hardware acceleration" is missing on my PC. How can I deal with this problem? …and is this suitable for ...
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How can I set up a private virtual LAN for my laptop and its guest VMs

I have two VirtualBox guest VMs running Linux under a MacOS X host. I'm using bridged networking mode but I am not in control of the DHCP server and can not give my host+guests static IPs. Any time a ...
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Upgrade a MBP(8,1) dual i7 to 16GB RAM from 4GB or to a SSD?

I currently find my new computer a bit slow when it comes to my number crunching requirements. Also, I find my computer painfully slow when it's running VirtualBox. My budget is around $500. Newegg ...
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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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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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Is it possible to put Windows 10 onto an external SSD and boot it through VirtualBox/VMware?

I am getting a 13-inch Macbook Pro (possibly the 2019 model) on my birthday. I am wondering if I can put Windows 10 onto an External SSD and boot it with virtual machine software on my Mac (ex. VMware,...
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Can't install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels-not solved by changing date

I'm trying to install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels Desktop. My host is MacOS Sierra. My installer is 10.13.6 Build 17G85 with its checksums verified. I created the ISO with this method: ...
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Best way to run Shell commands on VirtualBox Guest

What's the best way to run shell commands on a MacOS guest VM? Can't seem to run it through VirtualBox's guestcontrol, only lets you launch apps, not run commands directly. Saw some people suggest SSH,...
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How to improve the performance of a Ubuntu Virtual Machine running in VirtualBox?

I'm using VirtualBox 6.0.4 to run a Ubuntu 18.0.4 guest on a MacBook Pro 2018 host with macOS Mojave. The MacBook host has an i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. In addition to VirtualBox, I'm running ...
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Trying to get bluetooth to work in guest windows vista in virtual box

I assigned the bluetooth host controller to the guest and vista detected it. I installed the driver that boot camp is providing for my computer and for 32bit windows, which is broadcom 4.0.3.0 from ...
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Attempts to install Windows 8.1 onto an Early 2011 MBP are failing

So I have spent the past couple of days attempting to install Windows 8.1 onto a MBP with High Sierra. Apparently, this model is unable to create and boot from a USB dive. So the normal Boot Camp ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Opening Windows 8 through VirtualBox on a Macbook Air

How do I open Windows through a virtual box on a Macbook Air? I tried to select a virtual CD/DVD drive, but was not sure which file to select.
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Hard Drive not working with VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.10.2

Basically, I have a Seagate Expansion Drive (1TB), I have ejected it from my MacBook and mounted it into the guest virtual machine, it comes up with the message: This USB device can perform ...
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Syntax error: No operation specified when trying to resize Ubuntu VM

I'm trying to expand the hard drive of my Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox from my Macbook Air terminal. But when I type in VBoxManage modifyhd <uuid>|~/VirtualBox VMs/Ubuntu/Ubuntu.vdi --resize 20000 ...
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Root Device UUID Error while installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox 4.3

While installing Mountain Lion on VirtualBox, it starts booting, then stops at the line "root device uuid: xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx". I've allocated all the required RAM and memory, but even after looking ...
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OS X installer guidelines

At first, please forgive discussed rather question type. I need to build opensource software installer for OS X but I am not familiar with OS X conventions. Mentioned opensource software is complex ...
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Cannot upgrade VirtualBox installation of Mac OS 10.6.8 to Mavericks - supposedly a processor issue

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 within VirtualBox 4.3.2 on a Windows machine with an i7 processor. I would like to upgrade my OS to Mavericks through the App Store. When I try to do so, I get the ...
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How should I configure VirtualBox to be able to connect to the internet from the guest OS

I am trying to move from VMware Fusion to VirtualBox since Fusion 3.0 is not working since I upgraded to Mountain Lion. VirtualBox is working but I cannot connect to the Internet on my guest OS (...
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Update/backup iPod via iTunes on virtual Windows XP?

All the programs I use on my Mac these days are either in a Linux VM (in Virtualbox), or open-source apps which are also available on Linux. With one exception: iTunes, which I only use to feed my ...
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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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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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how to access container and shared folder on docker machine

I have an old macbook pro (mid 2009). I've got it back 'cause my notebook is broken. Docker for mac is not available to mac os El Captain, so i had to install the docker machine. Now i'm trying to ...
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Is it possible to set up a Serial COM ports (pipe) using Parallels Desktop?

I want to setup a serial COM port (pipe) using Parallels Desktop for kernel debugging between Windows VMs. Using VirtualBox it is easy to configure the VM with serial COM ports; however, Parallels ...
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High Sierra VM Graphics

I have a macOS High Sierra VM (that I run on VirtualBox), and for some reason even though I've assigned 128mb of graphics to the VM (that was the maximum amount), in the VM it says that it has 3mb (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't see install disc for Linux Mint in VirtualBox

Trying to install Mint 17 Cinnamon via VirtualBox on my MBP OSX10.9.4, with 3 different discs (various makes) made on several machines (Win and Linux). I was able to deploy vm with CentOS 6.4 with a ...
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Error installing windows 7 on virtual box

I'm using Mavericks OS X (10.9.3), I installed virtual box v 4.3.12 and downloaded the windows7 enterprise edition image file for 64 bit (licensed version) it has the file name as ...
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VirtualBox/Vagrant Fully Remove Virtual Machine to Clear Hash Sum Mismatches, etc

I'm running Mavericks, and using Vagrant with VirtualBox to spin up a Precise32 box. When I first started, I had issues with apt-get update on the box (hash sum mismatches, etc.); so after weeks of ...
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OSX Server guest within VirtualBox … where do I get the ISO

I'm trying to do things legit and purchased a copy of OSX Server to go along with my OSX install. I am running a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion... so I'm OK from a hardware perspective. Now I'm ...
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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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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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RAM recommendation for hosting 8gb Linux Mint under Virtualbox?

I need to run the latest version of Linux Mint (19.1) under VirtualBox for software testing and debugging. To get the tested apps to run well the VM needs to have 8gb ram, but right now that's the ...