Acceleration Settings on High Sierra

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Acceleration Settings on High Sierra

Postby Cancelly » 26. Sep 2021, 15:09

I cant click ok when i correct the errors in the settings. And it bascially cant get anything to run
help?
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Re: Acceleration Settings on High Sierra

Postby scottgus1 » 26. Sep 2021, 16:13

That error message is somewhat misleading. If the "Enable Nested Paging" box was checked before, re-check it, it's not what the error is about.

I was not aware that Mac computers had this problem, but on PCs, the error refers to VT-x being off in the computer's BIOS. See I have a 64bit host, but can't install 64bit guests, post 1. Note that if your Mac cannot enable VT-x you won't be able to run 6.1.x Virtualbox. You'll have to drop back to 6.0.x.
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Re: Acceleration Settings on High Sierra

Postby mpack » 26. Sep 2021, 17:04

On a Mac host this problem probably means "M1 processor". I've added a section about this to the FAQ.
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Re: Acceleration Settings on High Sierra

Postby Cancelly » 26. Sep 2021, 17:13

I tried to drop back to 6.0 but THERE its the one that cant run vt-x, guess im out of luck for now
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Re: Acceleration Settings on High Sierra

Postby mpack » 26. Sep 2021, 17:19

Cancelly wrote:I tried to drop back to 6.0 but THERE its the one that cant run vt-x, guess im out of luck for now

There has never been a version of VirtualBox for MacOS hosts that didn't require VT-x for all guests: so on a Mac, 5.x and 6.0 are exactly the same as 6.1 in this regard.
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Re: Acceleration Settings on High Sierra

Postby scottgus1 » 26. Sep 2021, 18:36

mpack wrote:There has never been a version of VirtualBox for MacOS hosts that didn't require VT-x

Ah, interesting! Thanks.
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