Stuck on UEFI Shell in Mojave 10.14 Guest

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Stuck on UEFI Shell in Mojave 10.14 Guest

Postby AJ Ruiz » 16. Jul 2019, 14:05

Please help me figure out what to do. As much as I don't want to ask all willy nilly, I can't seem to find related topic results. I don't know much about what i got myself into, but below are the minimum information needed. Thank you in advance.

The machine had stayed on bootloop for a couple of times i started and exited the machine. And, for this recent time i started Mojave, it got out of the loop, BUT GOT STUCK on the UEFI Interactive Shell v2.2.

-VirtualBox v6.0.8
-HOST: Windows 10 x64 (with 95 GB available)
-GUEST: Mac OS X 10.14.4 Mojave
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Re: Stuck on UEFI Shell in Mojave 10.14 Guest

Postby socratis » 16. Jul 2019, 14:19

OSX guests are only supported on Apple hardware (which you do not 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 case (0.001%) 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.

I recently made the "OSX guests on non-Apple hardware" a Global post, which means it shows as first on every forum area, makes me wonder how come you missed it...

Also, consider changing your favorite internet search engine. There should be plenty of results about this issue on these forums (all of them locked, hoping that someone will get the hint), but the search engine you're using now, does not seem to return any results for some reason.

At least I won't have to move the thread to the "OSX Guests" section...
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