Questions tagged [virtualization]

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

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Hackintosh install [closed]

i successfully setup mac os high sierra in quemu running in linux. i followed https://github.com/foxlet/macOS-Simple-KVM which is a great github repo. anyway my machine boots fine and everything to ...
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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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Current problems when using virtual box on Catalina

I continuously get this message: Process: VirtualBox [10176] Path: /Applications/VirtualBox copy.app/Contents/MacOS/VirtualBox Identifier: org.virtualbox.app....
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Make bridge100 IPs public - virtualization framework and vmnet

We are running VMs with Apple's Virtualization Framework. These VMs get their IP address from bridge100, which is automatically handled by Apple's /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple....
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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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Running program in an environment w/ altered folders

I am trying to run a legacy program (not mine) and trying to get it to run on an M1. I have managed to get it working contingent on this program being able to see a few files that it wants at a ...
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Missing options when installing Windows 10 using UTM?

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my M1 Mac. I have installed a UUP dump of Windows 10 for ARM64 and successfully created an ISO file, following the instruction on the UTM website. However, the ...
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Attempt to install Windows 10 -64 on VirtualBox getting ACCESS_DENIED on the ISO file

I'm helping a friend who is trying to get Windows 10 running on his Monterey MacOS within VirtualBox. We were fine during the first attempt, when linking the ISO file and starting the VM. The Windows ...
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Is there any place in which I can dig into the Hypervisor Framework source?

So far I've been looking into XNU source, the official Open Source site and the only documentation I found for it. In any case I wasn't able to really find something I can use for understand the ...
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Performance of Parallels VM from Bootcamp partition vs. VM on macOS partition

Parallels allows us to run a Windows VM on macOS. On older Macs, we were able to run Windows on Boot Camp, which was an alternative to a VM. Interestingly, if we install Windows on Boot Camp we can, ...
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Qt on Windows on Series M MacBooks

I'm current using Parallels to run Windows Pro on MacBook 16" with intel CPU. On it I do my Qt/C++ stuff that target x86/64. How is that going to work on new series M MacBooks? I heard we can ...
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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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