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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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Can I run Monterey as a VM on an iMac that is to old for Monterey?

So I have a very nice 27" 5K iMac, late 2014 model. It runs Big Sur, but it doesn't get the Monterey upgrade, because it is 1 generation too old. I believe I can get Monterey to work using OCLP ...
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UTM on MacOS host, Ubuntu guest: how to network between host and guest?

I have UTM 3.1.5 running on a new Mac Mini (M1), with an Ubuntu guest. By using networking mode "Emulate VLAN", I can get out through my host via the virtual adapter, and out to the Internet....
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Is there a way to enable integrated graphics on a MacOS Virtualbox guest? MacBook Pro host

I have been trying to run OS X El Capitan in Virtual Box. The host is a MacBook Pro running macOS Monterey (12.2.1): (cannot post images for some reason, but this is the About My Mac info on my host ...
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Virtual Mac boots in verbose mode -- why?

Some time back, I used Parallels Desktop on a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15) as a host system to create a virtual machine running OS X Sierra (10.13). Everything ran fine, if a bit slow. Then I ...
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Is VMware Fusion Player a suitable substitute for Bootcamp?

The goal is to be setup a Catlina (iMac 27-inch 2015, 32GB core i7) Machine with USB Fax Modem capability. I have an Apple USB Fax Modem, however I am open to the idea of purchasing the US Robotics ...
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Virtualbox on bootcamp, where is the Host key?

I installed VB on top of Windows, in Boot Camp. Virtual box has the concept of a Host key, which varies from one OS to another. It could i.e. be the Right Control key. In this context they say to i.e. ...
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Recover disk space after uninstalling virtualbox

I uninstalled Virtualbox from my MacBook with Big Sur, and deleted the virtual disk image it used. That was a 40G file, easily 4% of the whole drive. And it wasn't sparse; I often run out of disk ...
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Running docker daemon on Apple Silicon without Docker Desktop

Docker desktop is about to become a paid service for larger businesses on January 31st, 2022. On Apple Silicon / M1 chips previous solutions (usually relying on VirtualBox) to run the docker daemon ...
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Monterey VM reboot loop and kernel panic in VirtualBox 6.1.32 (on Apple host hardware)

Environment Apple MBA 2020 MacBook Air9,1 / Intel / x86_64 machine Host OS: macOS Big Sur 11.6.2 Host OS Build: 20G314 SW: VirtualBox 6.1.32 r149290 (also tried on VirtualBox 6.1.30 r148432) Guest OS:...
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Static routes with mismatching subnet do not work on virtualized network interfaces

Looks like that virtual interfaces created by Big Sur (and Monterey) do NOT allow static routes that do NOT match the network subnet set on the interface. My test setup is the following (both systems ...
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UTM ubuntu linux installation says "network is unreachable"

I installed this program called UTM for virtualization. I then installed ubuntu OS there as explained in this guide https://mac.getutm.app/gallery/ubuntu-20-04 But the network doesn't work there, when ...
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Setup a macOS VM in Parallels from recovery partition without company defaults from Remote Management

I started a new job as software developer a few months ago, and I got a company MacBook Pro for work from home that I'm also allowed to use privately. I haven't used a MacBook before so given the ...
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Run MacOS Intel guest VM in a MacOS M1 host

I have an M1 Macbook. Inside it, I want to emulate MacOS running as Intel, so I don't have to keep switching to my Intel Mac to cross-compile/test my code. I've looked at UTM and it looks like it's ...
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QEMU Clipboard Sharing on MacOS Host and Linux Guest

I have QEMU running successfully on macOS Monterey 12.0.1 I'm running a ParrotOS VM, and everything is working except that the clipboard is not shared between the host and guest. I have installed ...
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Virtualized Windows memory speed on M1

I run Windows 10 on i9 MBP through Parallels and I see memory speed stuck at 667MHz. How it is on M1 macs, also 667?
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Virtualbox - Kernel driver installed

I'm running VirtualBox 6.1. After the upgrade to macOS Monterey, my VM's fail to start up with the error message Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) I tried reinstalling VirtualBox and, while ...
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APFS File Clone doesn't work as expected with Sparse Files

I have a Virtual Machine disk image in the RAW format (.img extension) that was created sparse with dd if=/dev/zero of=disk.img bs=1m count=0 seek=10240. As expected, it starts off using 0 bytes and ...
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Bootcamp Windows running on Parallels VS normal Parallels vm

Since I have to use Windows for some Qt/C++. Last week I installed Windows on MBP 16" i9 16GB Bootcamp. I was using Windows on Parallels vm before and on Bootcamp it definitely runs faster. It ...
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Run OS X 10.6 virtual machine on macOS 11 with UTM

How do I configure the app UTM with Mac OS X Snow Leopard as a guest operating system? Here is what I have: macOS 11.6 Running on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) UTM 2.2.4 (36) Mac OS X ...
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Can I boot an old El Capitan harddrive on my M1

So, I have found some data on this question already but haven't been able to find a solution. I had a 2009 MacBook Pro running El Capitan. Something is wrong with the motherboard and it won't boot. It ...
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How to improve Catalina/Big Sur and USB SSD transfer speed

Recently I bought SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD. It is advertised as delivering almost 2GB/s read and and write speeds. Of course, such speeds are only achievable with compatible hardware. I have ...
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In an Ubuntu VM setup through vftool on M1 Mac, the arrow keys and ⌘+V keys are not working

I have setup an Ubuntu VM on and M1 Mac using vftool. The VM loads and works, however on Ubuntu, in a terminal, the arrow keys and paste (⌘+v) are not working. In place of arrow keys it prints ^[[C, ^[...
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Run OS X 10.6 virtual machine on macOS 10.15 with VirtualBox

I am struggling to create a Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) virtual machine on macOS 10.15 (Catalina). How can I use Snow Leopard in VirtualBox on macOS Catalina? Here is what I have: macOS 10.15.7 (...
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VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the host-only adapter on Mac M1 [duplicate]

I installed vagrant and virtualbox to my M1 Mac, but when I tried to launch the virtual machine I got this error There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant ...
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Does VirtualBox run on Apple Silicon?

I have a new M1 MacBook Air that I would like to use for Virtual Machine development. Can Oracle VirtualBox VMs run on this new Apple Silicon architecture? The documentation on the VirtualBox website ...
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NetBoot Server - How to store the netboot images on a shared disk?

I'm a long time user of apple's NetBoot system. Although this system is totally dead on new machines, I still use it from time to time when I'm working on old systems. My home server is a 2012 Mac ...
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XQuartz keeps crashin with one xmate-session, but not for others nor for xmate on other debian

I am ssh-ing into a Debian virtual machine that has xfce4 and mate installed. In the past, they both worked fine. Now, when I use Mate using Mac's terminal + XQuartz, it keeps crashing while looking ...
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Performance on Parallels shared folders

I using windows 10 x64 virtual machine on Parallels on macos on macbook pro 16" 16G of memory (last year model). I configured the vm to use all CPU 16 cores and 6G of memory. On windows I do Qt/C+...
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Parallels Desktop: Option not available: "Install macOS Using the Recovery Partition"

I'm on a Mac Mini M1 with Big Sur 11.3.1 Fresh trial install of Parallels Desktop 16.5.0 Pro Edition I'm not seeing the option "Install macOS Using the Recovery Partition", as described in ...
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How share folder in QEMU with plan9/virtfs between MacOS host and Linux guest?

I am trying to run a Linux Debian with qemu with MacOS Big Sur host. Unfortunately virtfs doesn't work on Mac and there is no easy alternative that I have found. Is there a way to share folders with ...
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Is there a way to run a macOS guest virtual machine on an M1 / Apple Silicon host?

On an Intel Mac it was possible and legal to run a "Mac-on-Mac" VM, i.e. to run macOS within a virtual machine hypervisor running on macOS. Does any product or demonstration exist for the ...
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Emulating ARM (M1-like) macOS on an x86 Intel Mac

Is it possible to emulate a macOS machine with RISC/ARM architecture on a physical x86 macOS machine? I suspect this is of value for those hoping to test the viability of their workflows on Apple ...
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VirtualBox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) mac, cant find a solution

I am running VirtualBox but get the error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on an MacBook Pro 2020 with an M1 chip I have tried everything uninstalling Virtualbox, enabling SIP in recovery mode, ...
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Confusion about installing ESXi on Apple hardware

I am confused about VMware and/or Apple's commitment to supporting ESXi running natively on Apple hardware. According to VMware, there are only 8 Apple products that support running ESXi natively (see ...
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Fusion 12.1 on Big Sur 11.2.3 Cant resolve: Could not connect 'Ethernet0' to virtual network

I am new to this page but excited to hear some answers from experts. I am new to the VMware Fusion 12.1 Pro and I installed the latest build of Windows 10. Every time I run the emulator, I generate ...
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How to invoke a UEFI Shell (v2.2) on a Fusion Player virtual machine with Big Sur installed?

I am using the current free version of VMware Fusion Player (Version 12.1.0). I have created a Big Sur virtual machine to do some testing, which involves modifying NVRAM variables. This version of ...
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How to disable SIP when Big Sur or later macOS is installed in a VMware Fusion Player virtual machine

I have Big Sur installed in a VMware Fusion Player virtual machine. I desire to disable SIP. With an actual physical Mac, the usual method would involve first booting to internal macOS Recovery, then ...
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If Linux is installed in a virtual environment on my mac can I open apps that big sur blocks?

I'm trying open this application: http://www1.icsi.berkeley.edu/~lucag/ (It's a research tool might might be great for my work so I really want to access it). When I try and open the app I get the ...
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Error in Virtual Box: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine

I want to install Ubuntu 20.10 on Virtual Box 6.1.18, when I create the virtual machine is okay so I press start but when I want to search the ISO file this error appears to me. I saw different ...
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Can I run a virtual machine from my iPad?

I have a Windows virtual machine that I want to open it from my iPad using VirtualBox, Vmware client, or any free App that allows me to open a virtual machine file (I assume it is local to my iPad). I ...
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Installing software on another partition

I'm looking for a way to install new software on my Mac without adding clutter to the system folder. For example, installing Android Studio or VirtualBox, even when removing it from the Mac, there is ...
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VMware Fusion on macOS cannot start .vmx file

I have VMware Fusion Professional Version 12.1.0 (17195230) installed on macOS Big Sur (11.1). When starting a fresh new virtual machine (set up ISO to boot from in order to install an OS) I run into ...
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Microsoft Edge Legacy Virtual Machine doesn't start in VMWare Fusion 12 Pro

I have just purchased VMware Fusion Pro 12.1.0 on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7. I want to run a MS Edge Legacy virtual machine, available from Microsoft here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-...
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VirtualBox does not work after upgrading to Big Sur

During the holidays, I decided to upgrade from Catalina to Big Sur (macOS 11.1 (20C69) to be precise). The one thing I did not account for is that VirtualBox stopped working. I followed the usual ...
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Does high-availability VM for Mac OS X exist?

I seek rock-stable, production-worthy virtual machines capability with macOS. I'm relatively a noob when it comes to VMs. High availability clusters are all the rage, and I can see why. I took over as ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on MacBook Pro 2020 M1?

I just got a new MacBook Pro 2020 M1. I installed the VirtualBox and tried to create a new VM to install Windows but is show me an error that says: "System Acceleration Settings: The hardware ...
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Accessing SD card disk in a VirtualBox machine

I am trying to add a hardisk to a virtual box running ubuntu so I could access an SD card mounted on the host machine i.e Mac. I followed these steps but there's an issue: creating a vmdk file ...
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Will a virtualised copy of Mountain Lion on recent hardware run the Adobe CS5 Suite with comparable performance to an Early 2009 iMac?

My father runs an old version of MacOS, I believe Mountain Lion, with a full set of Adobe apps, Suitcase Fusion, and so on from back when they were all 'buy-once' products. Reading around, almost none ...
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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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Kali Linux for virtual box, screen size issue and fonts, everything appear to be very small

I tried into settings manager, but dint worked as expected. Even the terminal fonts aren't changing.
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