Guest additions not working after it is installed on a mac OS guest

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Guest additions not working after it is installed on a mac OS guest

Postby Helix7635 » 10. Mar 2019, 04:51

I am using VirtualBox 6.0.4. My host is Windows 10 Pro and guest is Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6. I installed guest additions on the guest by double clicking on the file "VBoxDarwinAdditions.pkg" in the root folder. After installing and restarting the VM, I clicked on the maximize window button but the vm screen did not maximize. also, shared folders dont show up in the mac computer folder and finally the mouse is still laggy in movement. Am I installing the wrong file or is guest additions for mac os guests still not fully developed? Thanks.
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Re: Guest additions not working after it is installed on a mac OS guest

Postby socratis » 10. Mar 2019, 08:44

You do not have an OSX Host, you have a Windows Host, and unfortunately OSX guests are only supported on Apple hardware (which you do not seem to have). See: Important notice regarding Mac OS X as Guest and ch. 3.1.1 Mac OS X Guests of the User Manual.
Mac OS X is commercial, licensed software and contains both license and technical restrictions that limit its use to certain hardware and usage scenarios. You must understand and comply with these restrictions.

In particular, Apple prohibits the installation of most versions of Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware.

These license restrictions are also enforced on a technical level. Mac OS X verifies that it is running on Apple hardware. Most DVDs that accompany Apple hardware check for the exact model. These restrictions are not circumvented by Oracle VM VirtualBox and continue to apply.

In the really rare (0.001%) case that this is actually an Apple computer, in which you have installed Windows, and you're trying to boot a legitimate OSX guest and not a Hackintosh, send me a PM and I'll remedy the situation. Be prepared to provide evidence in such a case.
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