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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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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Can a VirtualBox Windows 7 virtual machine be installed on a USB hard disk?

My MacBook Air has only a 64G hard drive which is so small that I don't want to install virtual machines on it. I'm planning to buy a 1TB portable USB hard disk to run virtual machines. Has anyone ...
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How to make 64-bit guests available in a nested VirtualBox installation on iMac 5K 27-inch?

I have installed VirtualBox inside of VirtualBox. Host OS: OS X Yosemite Guest OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Both versions of VirtualBox: 4.3.28 The guest versions in VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.04 are ...
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How to run a native Windows installation on an external harddrive as a virtual machine

I have Windows 10 installed on an external harddrive, since my MBP only has a tiny ssd, where bootcamp or a full vm would be a pain. Now, I want to start Windows from my harddrive without booting into ...
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OS-level virtualization (containers) for OS X

I wonder why, apart from good old chroot, no implementation of operating system-level virtualization (or containers if you prefer) exists for Mac OS X. Could it be due to kernel limitations or ...
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Blank windows in some apps in macOS as guest OS in Parallels virtual machine

When running Parallels 12.2.0 with macOS Sierra as the guest OS, I see windows that are blank, partially blank, or scaled improperly (zoomed in, magnified) in some apps such as non-Safari web browsers ...
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Compability of Brew Cask VirtualBox and Parallels?

I have a Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac installed and for a Vagrantfile I need to have virtualbox that I could install with brew such that brew install caskroom/cask/virtualbox. I tested Parallels ...
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Can I upload an iOS app from OS X running on a VM to the App Store?

I don't have an Apple device and I need to create a iOS app. I was wondering if I could do it from a VM running OSX. I know that you can do this for testing, but can I upload the final version to the ...
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“Eject” USB device (non-HDD) from OSX?

I have a Cyberpower UPS connected to my system using USB (for power management). Sometimes I want to have this device accessible from within Windows 7, which is virtualized in VirtualBox. VirtualBox ...
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How to turn on Hardware Virtualization on Late 2013 MacBook Pro (for Windows 8.1 using Boot Camp)?

I am trying to turn on Hardware Virtualization for my new MacBook Pro for Windows 8.1 setup using Boot Camp. I have searched online and I know that we can not just go to the BIOS like windows and ...
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How to let my VM connect the network?

On my Mac, I use VMware Fusion created a VM, my Mac's ifconfig is like below: aircraftdeMacBook-Pro:.ssh ldl$ ifconfig lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=1203&...
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Failed to expand to the maximum partition size

There are two partitions currently allocated on my 100 GiB hard disk. However, only ~85GB is formatted and I cannot expand /dev/disk0s2 to the maximum size with various attempts such as diskutil and ...
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Install El Capitan in Virtual Box for testing purposes

I enrolled to Apple's beta program as I want to test some software under El Capitan. Therefore, I would like to instal El Capitan in Virtual Box. Is there a recommended way of doing this? As I ...
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Docker & OSX's guest Windows 10 Pro “doesn't have VT-X/AMD-v enabled. Enabling it in the BIOS is mandatory”

I have macOS 10.12.3 and Windows 10 Pro running under Parallels. I try to install Docker to Windows 10. I could not install Docker for Windows rather Docker Toolbox (no idea why) but in installing the ...
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How to install and virtualize Windows 10 from USB stick?

I have a bootable Windows 10 USB that I bought at Best Buy. Is there any way to install and virtualize it on my Mac?
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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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Is it possible to use a “Westmere” Mac Pro to run virual machines with FreeNAS?

I'm looking at a 2009 upgraded Mac Pro with 2 x 3.46 MHz "Westmere" processors with the intent to fill the drive bays (all six) with SATA drives and run FreeBSD-based FreeNAS. Version 11 of FreeNAS ...
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Is it possible to use a Mac Pro as four different PC's simultaneously using the multiple display output

Wondering if it would be possible to take the following Mac Pro... Mac Pro 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 Originally released December 2013 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 16GB memory 1 TB PCIe-based ...
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Parallels taking up over 300GB but Parallels disk is only 128GB. Why?

In Parallels Desktop 12.2.0 on MacOS 10.12.4, a Windows 10 VM is taking up over 170GB of mystery space. Windows only sees a 128GB drive. But Parallels claims to be using 300GB on hard disks. It's ...
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OS X Parallels: what are ways to speed up Windows 10 Pro virtualization?

We have two OS X laptops running Windows 10 Pro in Parallels where the other laptop is terribly slow, despite allocating 4 "cores" and 8 GB to the virtual machine. Each laptop has 8 "cores" (with ...
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Can Sierra be installed on a virtual machine created by Parallels Desktop 10?

I’ve just stumbled across this site by accident and you good folk may be my last good hope before I abandon this endeavour. My questions are simple: Can Sierra be installed on a virtual machine ...
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How can I PXE boot MacOSX 10.11 in virtual box

I'm looking for a way to PXE boot macOS running in VirtualBox so that I can capture an image for fog server. When I restart the OS I can get into the boot options but there are no options to boot from ...
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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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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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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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How to install Ubuntu from OS X?

I'm looking for a solution that would enable me to install Ubuntu and run it as a virtual machine under OS X but still be able to boot directly Ubuntu. If possible I would like to test both scenarios:...
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Vagrant/VirtualBox extremely slow despite 8GB-RAM/SSD-HD/2.53GHz Core2Duo

My VM (Ubuntu Vagrant VM) is extremely slow. While my Windows co-workers have a maximum of 1 minute page load time, my page load takes up to 8 minutes. I tried putting log files in non shared folders—...
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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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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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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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What virtualization solution should I use if I want to use real partitions?

I prefer to install each OS on its own partition and be able to boot it without virtualization or to boot it virtualized while I am under OS X. The question is what virtualization solution does ...
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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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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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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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Will the new 2015 “MacBook” be able to run VMs effectively? Windows especially

I currently use a 2Ghz i7 x 8gb Memory 2013 MacAir. With this I am able to effectively run a windows 8 VM running Visual Studio Professional and other developement apps simultaneously, or Ubuntu and ...
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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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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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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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yosemite on yosemite in virtualbox

I would like to run yosemite in virtualbox on yosemite. I've tried many step-by-step guides, without success. While there is a lot of descriptions on how to install hacked OS X on windows, I want to ...
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How can I run Windows Software .exe on a PowerBook G4?

I have an old PowerBook G4 12" with 1,25 GHz and 786 MB RAM, actually MacOS X 10.4.11 is installed. I'd like to give it to my son, but he likes (among others) to use learning games/software, which ...
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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 creating a virtual machine for Windows 7 x64. However vmware fusion automatically decides the disk size can be 60GB and no smaller. How do I create a virtual machine with a smaller disk?
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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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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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VirtualBox Ubuntu shared folder is empty

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine (Virtual Box) hosted on my MBP w/ Mountain Lion. OSX 10.8.6, VirtualBox 4.2.16, Ubuntu 12.4 LTS (32 bit) PROBLEM The shared folder(s) as seen in Ubuntu is/are empty. ...
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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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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 ...