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The instructions below, found in Creating a bootable El Capitan ISO image, worked for me after a download of OS X El Capitan from the App Store. hdiutil attach "/Applications/Install OS X El Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg" -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/esd hdiutil create -o ElCapitan3.cdr -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J ...


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It sounds like you're running into the same issue I did, where after booting into Windows the VT-x shows as 'Disabled' in Task Manager. Not sure how or why, but after going into OS X System Preferences Target Disk Select the BOOTCAMP disk as the startup disk Everything was well after that and I could happily use Hyper-V, even from a cold boot. If I ...


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It's not by default. If you have installed Guest Additions, then you can do this: Start the VM Go to Machine > Settings in the file menu. Go to the General tab, then Advanced. Set the Shared Clipboard setting to Disabled, Guest to Host, Host to Guest or Bidirectional.


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I have the perfect solution! In 2013, Microsoft released a free officially-supported solution to help Mac developers test with Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 on Macs: Go to https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/ Select your desired testing OS ("Mac") Pick a virtualization platform from among VMWare, Parallels, and ...


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If your host system is OS X, you can follow the instructions on: http://ntk.me/2012/09/07/os-x-on-os-x/ Requirement: - Install OS X.app purchased in Mac App Store - iesd VirtualBox Settings: - Operating System Version: Mac OS X (64 bit) - Base Memory: 2048 MB (larger is better) - Enable EFI In the lastest VirtualBox, all the default settings work well. ...


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I'm using VMWare Fusion 5.0.3. With vmwaretools installed, it's very easy to change the resolution on the Windows VM: go to Virtual Machine > Settings > Display there is a checkbox Use full resolution for Retina display uncheck it and the vm changes back to normal resolution.


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If you just need one program, you could try running it using Wine. This is a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows software on *nix systems, which includes Mac OS X. Here is a tutorial to help you get started. Note that not every Windows programs will run using Wine - you might need to experiment first. Or head over to the Wine Application ...


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EDIT: I found a better way to get this working instead of the boot dance originally suggested (it's below for reference). Basically set enable_and_lock_vmx true in rEFInd and that's it. Details below ... Suggested method Disable macOS System Integrity Protection/SIP (Reboot Mac, hold down Command + R keys, at "OS X Utilities Utilities" pick "Terminal" menu ...


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I'll quote a previous answer of mine: From Virtualbox Manual : Chapter 14: 14.2. Known Issues Mac OS X guests: VirtualBox does not provide Guest Additions for Mac OS X at this time [snip] From the content of this, I wouldn't hold out for such support in VirtualBox any time soon. The situation really has not changed since ...


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A key element required for containerization is isolation of networking and other services, but not just isolation but also virtualization. FreeBSD Jails, Linux "containers" (or more correctly "namespaces"), and Solaris/illumos zones all offer some degree of "virtualization" of these operating system system services. By virtualization, this means that these ...


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After arduous research and trial and error, I've finally been able to solve this issue. First of all, if you're migrating Fusion VMs to ESXi, I recommend not using the OVF tool. At least for me, it never worked properly. Instead, I used the vmware-vdiskmanager tool, which is built into Fusion. The instructions for this migration are listed below: Open ...


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I've found a way: Enable Select boot device at startup in the virtual machine After the startup of the VM press any key to enter the boot device menu Select Boot Maintenance Manager Select Boot from file Search your recovery volume (usually it's the 2nd one listed) Select com.apple.recovery.boot Select boot efi Recovery mode: In Yosemite the mouse ...


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Download and Install the free Oracle Virtualbox Virtual Machine software Utilize the scripts noted in the OS X Daily article Internet Explorer for Mac the Easy Way: Run IE 7, IE8, & IE9 Free in a Virtual Machine to download, convert and install Microsoft's free IE Testing VMs to be used on VirtualBox. We’re going to walk you through how to install ...


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Yes, it's possible. First you need to create the virtual machine, after you completed the wizard don't start the VM but go to the menu Machine -> Show in Finder Copy the 3 files (VM Name.vbox, VM Name.vbox-prev, VM Name.vdi) to your external hard disk. After select the VM inside virtualbox and go to menu Machine -> Remove... and click the button Delete ...


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I'm use VMware Fusion and just downloaded "Install macOS Sierra.app" from the App Store and then made an ISO Image to install from. The ISO Image should also work in Parallels Desktop. To create an ISO Image from the "Install macOS Sierra.app" application bundle, I used the following bash script. Note: This requires 12 GB of free space to create but only ...


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On Apple hardware, yes - as of OSX Lion / Lion Server. Otherwise, no - it's a violation of the EULA.


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VMware's knowledge base article, Setting Custom Video Memory Size in Fusion, shows the setting to change: Setting Custom Video Memory Size in Fusion There is no way to choose a different video memory size through the user interface. It must be done by editing the virtual machine settings (.vmx) file. For more information, see Editing the .vmx ...


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Found my answer Assumption: "VirtualShare" is the shared folder name set up via Devices | shared folders ... menu sudo mkdir /mnt/MyShare sudo mount -t vboxsf VirtualShare /mnt/MyShare AH! Now I can see the files in /mnt/MyShare/VirtualShare/ the mounting :( does not survive a restart/reboot This answer is bewildering because the VirtualBox ...


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I know this is an older question but I came across it looking for a solution to this problem so I figured I would submit an answer that contains all of the info I came across in one place. Background My environment: Host: Windows 10 VMWare Workstation 12 (patched to run macOS) Guest: macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 I ...


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The simplest way is to launch Activity Monitor - in Applications/Utilities Then hit Cmd ⌘ 3 which will open the CPU History. Then you just count the stripes ;-) It counts virtual cores, so includes HT [Hyper-threading] cores.


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For Bootcamp I'm using AutoHotkey app as a way to remap standard Windows keyboard switch combination to Command ⌘+Space. I've just tried to remap right command key of my Apple Aluminum keyboard to become Context menu key and it works with editing AutoHotkey.aht configuration file and adding RWin::AppsKey as a key binding. You may read more on ...


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You can find a lot of documentation about copy/paste, drag and drop,... on the website of VMWare, and they stated: To use the copy and paste feature, VMware Tools must be installed on the virtual machine. But since you've already installed those tools, I recommend you reinstall them. Just to be sure. Also, make sure you don't stumble upon the limits ...


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Unfortunately you cannot virtualize OS X Lion under any other OS except OS X Lion. It's not enough that it's running on Apple hardware. The OS X Lion EULA says: Section 2, Sub-Section B: (iii) to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual operating system environments on each Mac ...


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These instructions are for VirtualBox on Windows and Linux but they work well on OS X as well. Taken from here -- abridged and modified for OS X guest OS: Rip your original retail DVD of Snow Leopard in ISO format. In VirtualBox, create a new virtual machine. Name it as you want, but select "Mac OS X" as the operating system, and "Mac OS X Server" as the ...


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SheepShaver will be your best bet. There's several tutorials laying around on getting OS 9 running in SheepShaver.


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Got it working. Microsoft currently publish free, official Windows virtual machines for things like Parallels and others, for exactly this sort of testing - currently distributed on http://modern.ie Go to the visualization page downloads section and choose 'Mac' then 'Parallels'. For me (on Lion, July 2013) the "IE9 – Win7" VM didn't work at all, but the "...


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Simple answer: No. Apple does not allow iOS to run anywhere else but iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and the Xcode simulator. You could simulate OS X on your Windows VM application and then use Xcode to simulate an iOS device, but this would be really taxing on your computer and really not worth the effort, but you cannot simulate iOS directly on ...


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Guest Additions are available for macOS starting with VirtualBox 6.0 Per the change log, macOS/OSX Guest Additions are at "initial support" meaning features/functionality could be limited.


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If this is a hobby and you are not planning on releasing any apps to the app store, and you can tolerate the slow performance and don't care about running on real devices, then don't worry about it. However, if you are creating a business the it is essential to run on real hardware. Any low end Mac (MacBook Air 11", is my current favorite) will blow away any ...


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This post in Parallels Forum clearly states to use Parallels Hypervisor: Hi, Apple hypervisor comes short of the following matters comparing to the Parallels hypervisor: Performance: slower on VM startup and shutdown Stability: may crash more frequently Functionality loss: no PMU, nested virtualization, thermal monitoring, energy profiling ...


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