Install Virtualbox On Macos

Continuing with the installation of VirtualBox, we now would need to add VirtualBox Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack into VirtualBox.


INSTALLING VIRTUALBOX Download VirtualBox installation DMG from select OS X hosts. Double-click on the DMG file, to mount the contents. A window opens, prompting you to double-click on the VirtualBox.pkg installer file dis-played in. Note: While VirtualBox can indeed run a VM running macOS it is very poor at doing this compared to either VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop. This is partly down to Oracle stubbornly refusing to create Mac guest software which means for example clipboard support, shared folder support and support for different video resolutions are all lacking.

First, open the application by location the VirtualBox icon on your Applications folder and double click on it


This will open the VirtualBox application which will show up the Welcome screen.


Virtualbox

On the VirtualBox menu select the Preferences menu item.


By default, the Preferences windows shows the General options.



Select the Extensions option.

Then click on the Add icon located on the right side of the window.


Navigate to the Downloads folder and select the file with the vbox-extpack extension that was downloaded from the VirtualBox website.
Then click on the Open button.


A dialog window will indicate that we are about to install a VirtualBox extension pack.
Click on the Install button.


A window with the VirtualBox License will be displayed where you can read the License.



When you reach the bottom of the license, the I Agree button will be enabled. Click on it to continue.


A popup window will show the progress.

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Then, you would be required to enter the password of the admin's user of your machine.


Another popup window will show up indicating that the installation was successful.



Finally, you will see that the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack has been added to the list of extensions.


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1- Download VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a virtualized application that emulates virtual machines. It can work on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. This is an open source application distributed by Sun Microsystem (now belongs to Oracle). VirtualBox can help businesses or general users install one or more operating systems in the same computer to test or maximize the processing capabilities of the hardware.
After downloading it successfully, you will get a file in DMG format:

2- Installing VirtualBox

Now, double click the file you downloaded in the above step to begin the installation.
An installation window will pop up, then double click on the icon (1) or drag and drop the icon (1) onto the icon (2):
Finally, the installation has been successful and now you can open VirtualBox from 'Lauchpad':

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