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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Trying to set an external Bootcamp drive as the Startup Disk

Is there a way to setup an external Bootcamp drive as the default startup disk? I want to do this in order to enable hyper-v virtualization on Windows on a MacBook Air (Early 2015 running 10.12.3 ...
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If I create a MacOS VM, would it have the effect of doubling the draw on system resources?

I currently run Sierra on a late 2013 MBP (Retina). I want to set up an environment where I can learn and experiment with programming in a Mac environment without the risk of doing damage or making a ...
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AppleID account sign in VirtualBox

I managed to install El Capitan (not Sierra) in Virtual Box on my MBP running Sierra. Looks fine on the first view. One major problem is that I can not sign up with my own Apple (or any other test) ID ...
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How to enable VT-x for Docker on MacPro 2008

So I've read that it is possible to enable Virtualisation on MacPro 2008 however I do not find how. I know that I have VMX since the output of sysctl -a | grep machdep.cpu.features is : machdep.cpu....
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How do I find out if my MacBook Pro supports virtual extensions?

I am curious to know if it's possible to use my MacBook Pro as virtual host to test application in different OS environments. I guess it would improve performance of applications running on virtual OS ...
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Is it possible to run macOS in a virtual machine on Linux?

I have an slightly-aging iMac running the macOS Sierra (fully legal) and a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud that I keep around just for handling incoming files and punting them into my usual Linux ...
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Testing a website using Safari on Linux

I run linux and use virtualbox to cross browser test my website. I have Windows10 and Windows7 within virtual box which allows me to test the site with IE and Edge browsers. I have never used Apple/...
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Parallels Desktop: Run windows application with command line arguments

I'm running on MacOS with Sierra and I have a Windows VM running on Parallels 12. I want to run an application that is installed on the Windows VM and I want to run it with arguments, in the same way ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 touch bar freeze in bootcamp after installing Visual Studio with Hyper-V

Yesterday I've installed bootcamp, Windows 10 Pro, on my new tb/MBP (late 2016). Everything worked fine until I've installed Visual Studio 2015 (Update 3) with all of its components (50GB~). After I'...
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Is it possible to run Windows VM from bootable SSD?

I have made a bootable Windows 10 SSD, which I use to boot into Windows on my iMac. This works fine, Windows runs natively and SSD over USB 3 if fast. But now, I want to have my cake and eat it to - ...
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Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 under Fusion 7.1.3 on Sierra 10.12.2

I have seen posts like Snow Leopard Server in Fusion VM: installation keeps failing on how to install Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 on a VMware VM, but as best I can tell, the recommended solution is to ...
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Running Parallels and VirtualBox for Docker in OS X?

I use Parallels for Windows while VirtualBox/Kinematic (Beta) for Docker in OS X -- but haven't yet tested at the same time because of possible problems such as here, dated to 2013 so many problems ...
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Preferred sources/methods for VirtualBox images on macOS 10.12?

I have a 2016 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.12 and I want to run a Linux VM such as Mint using VirtualBox. I am looking for best practices or official/recommended sources for an image that is packaged ...
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My MacBook Pro freezes up when working with Parallels Desktop 11

This is the MacBook that I have: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) For some reason it started to freeze up randomly forcing me to restart, I don't really know why this happens. Every time this ...
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Retina performance much worse than non-retina in Windows on Parallels and VMWare

I have been using Windows (8 then 10) in Parallels on a Mac for years. It has always been very fast. Over 3 MacBook Air 11" with (2 then 4Gb RAM). Over many versions of MacOS and 2 versions of ...
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Rosetta stopped working in a virtualized Snow Leopard hosted in Mavericks (Parallels or Virtualbox)

I have successfully installed Snow Leopard in a VirtualBox on my Macbook Pro Retina Early 2013 (running OS X Mavericks). While I can start the virtualized Snow Leopard in Oracle's Virtualbox or ...
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How to modify Hardware UUID of a macOS Sierra Virtual machine in VMware fusion/parallel desktop

I've got to have different Hardware UUID for software testing purposes. When cloning a VM in Fusion pro 8.5, the clone gets a new MAC adress but the hardware UUID in system report in macOS doesn't ...
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Install Sierra as guest OS in VM with Parallels 12

Trying to install the official version of macOS Sierra, released today 2016-09-20. When I use the Parallels Wizard to create a new VM, I selected the Install macOS Sierra.app application as listed. ...
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Access VirtualBox shared folders in Yosemite

tl;dr: How to access folder shared in host system from within Yosemite run in VirtualBox (guest)? I have added a shared folder in my VirtualBox (went to virtual machine's settings, then to Shared ...
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Fixing a 0xc0000225 error in VMware Fusion

A few days ago I had to force shut down my iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) running 10.11.6 because it wouldn't wake up. VMware Fusion 6.0.6 was running. Now when I start VMware Fusion I get in this ...
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What is the recommended amount of video memory to assign to OS X El Capitan running in VirtualBox?

What is the recommended amount of video memory to assign to OS X El Capitan running in VirtualBox? Currently, I've set it to 48 MB on ad hoc basis, and would like to know if this is something I ...
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Parallels 12 - Hypervisor: Parallels or Apple?

The new version 12 of Parallels Desktop For Mac has a new configuration option. In the configuration panel > Hardware > CPU & Memory > Advanced Settings > Hypervisor is a popup menu for: ...
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Xamarin Android Player runs slowly on MacBook Air 2015

I've a need to virtualise an Android device on my MacBook Air. I've successfully installed the Xamarin Android Player and downloaded Nexus 7 Marshmallow image. The emulation starts correctly, but it ...
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How do I create a virtual machine with a disk size different than the default?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine for Windows 7 x64. However VMWare Fusion automatically decides that the disk size can be 60GB and no smaller. How do I create a virtual machine with a smaller ...
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Windows 10 runs extremely slowly in Parallels 10

I'm running Parallels 10 on a 2014 MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan (10.11.6). I have five virtual machines set up for various versions of Windows (7, 8, and 10). For some reason, my Windows 10 VM ...
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Boot Loop - Trying to make a Yosemite KVM VM w/Chameleon Bootloader

I am trying to boot a Yosemite VM (10.10.5) following these instructions here. But it gets stuck in a loop at the BIOS boot screen (the OS has not yet been installed) My hardware is a Mac mini with ...
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Parallels desktop virtual machines cannot communicate when Mac has no network connection

I have two virtual machines running on Parallels desktop (v11 if that makes a difference). They are operating in Shared network mode. When I have a wireless or Bluetooth network connection they can ...
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Cycle between Mac apps and VMware 7 using cmd+tab

I am trying to understand how I could switch back and forth in a productive manner when using a combination of VMware Fusion 7 and OS X El Capitan apps. The keyboard shortcut that I am used to use ...
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Number of cpus and cores in macbook pro?

On Macbook Pro, I clicked "about this mac", and it shows that Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 I thought I have more cores and cpus, because when I created a virtual machine ...
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How much RAM is recommended to be assigned to a virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I have installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox under OS X on a MacBook Pro. The laptop has 16 GB RAM, and I assigned about 11 GB to Ubuntu, because I thought that most work would be done in Ubuntu anyway. ...
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Install FreeBSD on xhyve

I want to install FreeBSD 10.3 as a virtual machine on my Mac mini with 10.11 via xhyve. I found this tutorial. But I don't get it to install. When I run the install script I get this error. dlopen(/...
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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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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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Changing from Virtual Hard Drive to Blank External Hard Disk [closed]

I have a blank hard disk (1 TB) that has more space than the virtual disk I am running OS X El Capitan on (89 GB). My OS is running on VMWare Player version 12, being used on Windows 10 single ...
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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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Long term effect on Mac computer of installing Windows/Running a Windows VM

I need to install Windows on my MacBook Pro. Hardware limitations are not a problem for me. I am mostly concerned about the long term effects that running Windows might have on my Mac. I am assuming ...
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PC Emulator for OSX with driver support

So my workplace purchased a new Enduro 3E Card Printer and they asked me to install it--looking at the installation discs, I immediately realized that they were for Windows installations. So I went to ...
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How to install Google Android image in Parallels

How to start an original Google Android image in Parallels Desktop? If I just try to create a new virtual machine from the img from Factory Images for Nexus Devices (e. g. for Pixel C), it tells me: ...
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Does an iOS virtual machine exist for Windows?

Does an iOS virtual machine for Windows exist? If it doesn't are there any reason why it couldn't?
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Install VMware Fusion 5 from ISO image on my Mac

I have an ISO image of VMware Fusion 5 that I would like to install from on my iMac. How can I do it? I know I can install from a .dmg file and I now I can install from an ISO image when I already ...
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Can I boot my recovered SSD as a Mac OS X installation

I recovered an SSD from an old, upgraded 2008 Macbook Pro with a broken keyboard in order to recover the data from it. Initially I was planning to put it in my other Mac Pro and simply copy the data ...
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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 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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Virtual Machine support for DirectX 11 (Windows 10) hosted on OS X

does anyone know if there is currently any virtualisation software that supports creating a Windows 10 virtual machine with support to DirectX 11? From what I have found online, bootcamp supports ...
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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 are the hardware requirements for Hypervisor.framework?

I was planning to use xhyve to virtualise FreeBSD on my early 2009 Mac Pro (eight core) which has a fresh install of El Capitan (with all updates).I installed via homebrew and I get the following ...
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How to diff Parallels snapshots?

Is there a way to effectively diff snapshots of virtual machines in Parallels so as to see what files changed and or file content changes?
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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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