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The act of emulating an OS environment to allow the running of additional Operating System instances without dedicated hardware.

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How to develop and test a macOS app that supports multiple versions of macOS using one MacBook Pro?

I am an iOS/macOS app developer. I have an app that supports macOS 12/13/14. I have a new (November 2023) M3 MacBook Pro running macOS 14.3.1. I have a need to also run macOS 12 and macOS 13 on this ...
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Mac M Series Host Only Network with VirtualBox

Has anyone been able to find a workaround to run a Host Only Network on Mac M Chips? I am trying to run a OVA file on VirtualBox using a Host Only Network so I can set up a server for this class that ...
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Run Brave Browser in a sandbox/VM on an M2-Mac running Sonoma 14.3?

I need to run Brave on my Mac Sonoma 14.3 (M2 Mac). Unfortunately, it is a managed device and I cannot install Brave directly. I may, anyhow, virtualise it. Installing a full-fledged OS in a Parallels-...
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How to get hostname resolution for a virtual machine in UTM

I have installed a virtual Ubuntu Server on my M2 Mac using UTM (which seemed to be the most reliable Virtualization software supporting Apple silicon). I only intend to connect to it using SSH. I can ...
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Play on Mac 4.4.4 doing nothing on button press

I recently installed PlayOnMac 4.4.4 on my MacOS Big Sur (11.7.10). Hardware wise, it's a mid-2013 Macbook Air that is still very functional despite its age. When I'm clicking through the graphical ...
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Running Linux in a Virtual Machine on ARM

I am following the Running Linux in a Virtual Machine guide on MacOS 14 w/ ARM. Fedora kernel and RAM disk images were acquired here. I opened LinuxVirtualMachine.xcodeproj from the example; selecting ...
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let 2 VMs talk to each other with NAT

I am running two instances of macosvm on a Ventura host (Apple Silicon) with NAT. Unfortunately, they don't see one another, presumably because bridge100 members have PRIVATE flag. How can I remove ...
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Even with Parallel on an M2 or M3 Mac, do we need the ARM binaries for the VM?

I am exploring VMWare and Parallel to be able to run Ubuntu or other Linux as a VM. However, I found that Ubuntu seems to only have a server version which is compiled for ARM? Likewise, if we'd like ...
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Is nested virtualization is supported by Apple Silicon chips (M2/M3)?

I'm trying to find if the latest Apple Silicon chips support fully nested virtualization. Namely the ability for it to run a VM inside another VM. Its really hard to find definitive answers. Most ...
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Mac Virtual Machine can't sleep

I have been running a macOS Ventura virtual machine using both UTM and Parallels on a Ventura host and have been trying to put the VM to sleep so I can monitor what happens with the logs. However, it ...
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Nested virtualization on a macOS host

I'm currently running a Linux VM on my Mac using VirtualBox. I'd like to set up another nested VM inside my Linux VM, also using VirtualBox. However, the option to Enable Nested VT-x /AMD-V is greyed ...
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Is it possible to create a UTM file for one architecture (say ARM) and convert it to another (say Intel)?

Host machine: Apple M2 Silicon ARM architecture running Mac OS Ventura Guest machine: Apple M2 Silicon ARM architecture running Mac OS Ventura Used UTM. Under the hood, there is a *.utm file created ...
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Virtualbox on Intel Mac Mini does not detect VT-x

I am running VirtualBox VM 7.0.12 r159484 darwin.amd64 (Oct 12 2023 20:27:35) on Intel Mac Mini: Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini8,1 Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: ...
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Is there a virtualization layer for the terminal to run 32-bit apps?

I have a Windows app (LROverhaul) that was formerly able to run in MacOS. It was a Windows .NET app that used Mono to run it. However, when Apple removed support for 32-bit apps, the old way (mono --...
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Can I use a Linux VM as a complete desktop replacement over the top of MacOS?

I'd like to use Linux on my MBP. While I am testing Asahi on a separate partition, there are certain things I need that are not yet available (BT, external display support). While I wait for that ...
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Is there a way to setup a Apple Intel compilation environment on a Apple Silicon system?

I need to build a large C/C++ project on Macos, and I need to produce binaries for both Intel and ARM architectures. And the compilation involves tons of homebrew tools. I have looked at docker images ...
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Running Vagrant on Apple Silicon (M2) with v.gui=false

Background I've recently upgraded from an Intel MBP to an M2 MBP, so I had to update my Vagrant. Reading around led me to first download the latest VMware Fusion Tech Preview, then update my Vagrant ...
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Running a ARM64 Ubuntu install with QEMU on Intel based Mac Book Pro

I am trying to install a ARM64 ubuntu 22.04 iso with QEMU on an Intel based Mac Book Pro 2019 with the following: qemu-system-x86_64 \ -m 8G \ -smp 6 \ -cdrom ./ubuntu-22.04.3-live-server-arm64.iso \ ...
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Parallels running on latest Mac Book Pro M2 Chip

I am a current Intel MacBook Pro user and I am deciding to upgrade my laptop to the latest M2 MacBook Pro so that I can get more memory. My concern is that Parallels will not be able to run Windows ...
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Multipass not working on Mac M2

I installed brew install multipass to run Ubuntu 22 on top of my MacBook Pro M2 as a virtual machine (as VM Virtual Box is not available for Apple silicon chips) After a while, when invoking any ...
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Is this 32-Bit Workaround a Viable Alternative to Virtualization under macOS Catalina?

This question arises from an earlier question in which the top answer suggests 32-bit support in Catalina is "disabled" but possible to re-enable with the help of library files copied over ...
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How can I run an Intel-based macOS in a virtual environment to test my app? [duplicate]

I am a developer. I've written a native app for macOS on my MacBook Air (with the Apple M2 chip.) Now I need to test it for an Intel-based CPU. When I build my app in Xcode, it is supposed to cover ...
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Is there any way to enable keyboards to copy from host machine (Mac OS) to VM (Mac OS) set up in UTM?

The documentation says no support, but is there a work around with some other tools? "MACOS 13+ Clipboard sharing is now supported for Linux guests running on the Apple backend. There is still no ...
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UDP problems with virtual machine

I'm using an M1 Mac and I'm trying to run a Windows .exe file called 'simhub'. It uses UDP to allow telemetry between racing games (PS5) and a Windows computer. I don't have a Windows computer, so I'...
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How to install linux guest OS on Apple M2 silicon (Ventura OS)? [duplicate]

I have a 2023 Macbook Pro with Apple M2 silicon. I am trying to install Debian 11 as a guest OS, but keep getting the error that "No bootable medium is found." I am mounting the arm64 .iso ...
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Is it possible spin-up an Ubuntu VM using Virtual Box with the new ARM-based CPU?

Is it possible to spin-up an Ubuntu-based VM on an Apple Silicon MacBook Pro? I found a jammy-desktop-arm64.iso file on this link and tried it but I was unable to make it work (as per this post). I've ...
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Seagate USB cannot connect to Ubuntu Server VirtualBox in Retina MBP 2015

Lately I've gotten inspired to practice some self-hosting, and my old Early 2015 MBP isn't doing anything while selling for practically no benefit to me. I want to grab a spare Seagate hard drive and ...
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How can I mount a UTM shared directory (volume) in a Linux guest?

In UTM there is a notion of a shared directory. I can select any directory I want and it's shared with the guest operating system. How do I access that data?
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Running GL applications through UTM: GLX: Failed to create context: GLXBadFBConfig

I have a Mac with OSX installed, and I'm trying to run a virtual machine with Debian. I am using utm to virtualize Debian with the arm64 arch. When I run kitty, a graphical Linux terminal with 3D-...
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VMware Fusion Ubuntu is stuck on black screen and can't load anything

I am using VMware Fusion to open up an Ubuntu VM on my Mac. The screen currently just shows up as a black screen and doesn't load anything. I have access to VMware Preferences but can't access the ...
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Why is this displayed when I open the pvm file (saved from Parallel Desktop) with VMware fusion?

There is an ARM Windows machine in my Parallel Desktop. Just now I tried to switch to VMware Fusion. I opened the pvm file with VMware Fusion and it was convert as a vmwarevm file then. Now I tied ...
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M1 Pro - Is it possible to have GPU hardware acceleration in a Linux VM via the Apple Virtualization framework?

Due to my professional workloads, I am unable to use MacOS as my primary OS but really love the MacBook Pro's high quality hardware and battery life so I'd like to find a way to make it work. I am ...
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How to view the settings of a running UTM VM machine?

In UTM, when a VM is running you cannot edit nor view settings. You have to shut down the VM to do this. It would be very useful to see these settings on running VMs when configuring networks. There ...
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All sound in macOS virtual machines is white noise

I am running macOS virtual machines in VMware vSphere 7.0.3 (ESXi Host is a Mac Pro 5,1). I have everything from Snow Leopard to macOS Mojave - all of the VMs have this issue. This is fully supported ...
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Is it possible to run Chrome Browser in a virtual machine on macOS?

I have a new M1 Mac running Ventura. I personally prefer using Firefox, and I use Safari as a backup. However, I need to test a few things on Chrome. I am really reluctant to install Chrome, or any ...
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Time Machine inside a virtual macOS installed through VirtualBox? I want to backup the virtual macOS, not the host macOS. Possible?

And then I want to do something even more voodoo. I want to take this Time Machine backup (from a virtual macOS) and install it on a real MacBook. Feels like it is going to explode, but maybe not. My ...
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Is not possible install VirtualBox 7.0.4 in macOS El Capitan

For macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 was downloaded VirtualBox 7.0.4 as VirtualBox-7.0.4-154605-OSX.dmg. Was checked/verified the sha256 checksum. When is tried to install it (command + arrow down), appears ...
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MS DOS Installation [closed]

I have an Intel Macbook and I want to install MS DOS (I'm using Virtualbox). A couple of questions: I found sealed versions of MS DOS on ebay however it says "For Distribution only with a new PC&...
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How to configure different networks for host and VM with UTM?

I have two networks: a wifi network and an USBC-connected Android device tethering 4G. Both connections are working. I'd like to have 2 different public IP addresses. How can I get my UTM VM to use ...
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Does Virtual machines noticeably reduce lifespan of SSD

Since SSD of the new MacBook is impossible to replace I am a bit worried with this topic. Will running 2 VMs in Parallels reduce lifespan of 1Tb SSD to some noticeable margin? Is it justified to ...
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Mac OS “sandbox” on Mac OS

I need to test some signing/notarization issues with Gatekeeper and I need a completely “new” and “fresh” system for that so that I can test the app like a completely new user. Is there an easier way ...
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"brew install --cask virtualbox-extension-pack-beta" fails with "Failed to locate the main module ('VBoxPuelMain') "on M1 macOS Ventura

Steps to reproduce grant disk access to your terminal (eg: iterm2 screenshot) install Homebrew /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)&...
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Homebrew installation for "virtualbox-extension-pack-beta" fails on macOS Ventura

Steps to reproduce install Homebrew /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)" install Virtualbox BETA brew install --cask ...
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How can I make changes to Virtual Box's Info.plist on macOS Ventura?

I need to toggle a boolean (NSHighResolutionCapable = false) in the Info.plist for VirtualBox to allow my Windows 10 to run smooth. Before Ventura this could be done by changing the the sharing/...
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Can I run any lower than my current version of macOS through a virtualisation or emulation environment like Parallels?

My goal is to have access to the install of my old Mac on my new Mac without operating two Macs side-by-side. The configurations are: Old Mac: El Capitan 10.11.6 Intel processor New Mac Ventura 13....
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Is it possible to make a ARM macOS VM on a M1 Mac?

I have a M1 Mac Mini and a M1 MBP. I'd like to run older versions of macOS that were built for the M1 ARM chip: Big Sur, or later. However, I have not found good instructions for this - anyone know if ...
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Attempt to resize (expand) a virtual disk in macOS Mojave not working - VM is hosted in VMware vSphere (similar to Fusion)

I'm attempting to expand a vDisk in macOS Mojave, but it's not working. The VM is hosted in VMware vSphere (similar to macOS Fusion on an Intel Mac). I'm following this VMware KB article https://kb....
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Can I install a hypervisor on the Windows system which I installed using a Boot Camp on MacBook?

I'm using MacBook Air 2020. I installed a Windows system using Boot Camp Assistant a few days ago. I'm not sure if Boot Camp is a type 1 hypervisor, but I heard that we can't install a hypervisor on ...
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macOS virtual images for development?

Microsoft offers free Windows virtual machine images for development. Does Apple have something similar for macOS?
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Virtualized macOS via UTM will not allow sign in to the App Store for installation of Xcode?

I've installed macOS 12 via UTM on an M1 Max, but when I attempt to download Xcode from the App Store with my Apple ID account, it fails to authenticate each time. Is there a known issue that's ...
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