Run Virtualbox On Mac


Hypervisor.framework / hyperkit

Run Virtualbox Machine On Startup

The default backend on macOS is hyperkit, wrapping Apple’s Hypervisor.framework. You need macOS Yosemite, version 10.10.3 or later installed on a 2010 or newer Mac.

Download: VirtualBox Extension Pack for Windows (Free) Scroll down, select All supported platforms to download, then double-click to install. Create the macOS Catalina Virtual Machine. Open VirtualBox. VirtualBox will detect the OS as you type and will default to Mac OS X. You can leave this as is. Virtualbox has the option for a MacOS virtual machine in it’s New VM dialog, but we will need to make further adjustments to make it truly Mac-ready. Pop open Virtualbox, and Create a new Virtual Machine. Name this MacOS Mojave, and set it to Mac OS X (64-bit). VirtualBox for Mac, free and safe download. VirtualBox latest version: Run Windows and OS X at the same time. There’s also VirtualBox which is free and open source but much harder to setup and use. Although VMWare has improved a lot, we still think Parallels is the best way to run Windows on your Mac in 2021 for its ease of installation, speed, and the way it conveniently allows you to switch between macOS and Windows instantly.


Multipass also supports using VirtualBox as a virtualization provider. You can download the latest version and check the requirements on the VirtualBox website.

At the time of writing, Multipass instances running with VirtualBox on MacOS won’t get assigned IP addresses.

If you’d like to use VirtualBox, run the following in the terminal after installing Multipass:


Run virtualbox on virtual machine

To install Multipass on macOS, you have two options: the installer package or brew:


Run Virtualbox On Mac

Download the latest installer from our GitHub releases page - it’s the .pkg package.

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Run Virtualbox On Mac

If you want Tab completion on the command line, install bash-completion from brew first.

Run Virtualbox On Mac

Run Virtualbox On Virtual Machine

Activate the downloaded installer and it will guide you through the steps necessary. You will need an account with Administrator privileges to complete the installation.

There’s a script to uninstall:


Have a look at on instructions to install Brew itself. Then, it’s a simple:

To uninstall:

First run

Once installed, open the Terminal app and you can use multipass launch to create your first instance.

With multipass version you can check which version you have running:

Have a look at Working with instances to quickly get off the ground!

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