5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

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5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby nonprofitSA » 27. Sep 2017, 11:59

Hi I am getting installation failures on 10.13. Can anyone else confirm or provide a solution?
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby mpack » 27. Sep 2017, 12:45

With that information? No, no-one can help you. Describe the problem adequately and then perhaps help is possible.
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby nonprofitSA » 27. Sep 2017, 13:04

I'm asking if anyone else has experienced the same.
What do you need to know? I can't read your mind.
All I get is "the installer encountered an error that caused it to fail please contact the software vendor for support."
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby erdeslawe » 27. Sep 2017, 14:16

Apple has strengthened its security systems once again; and by default it is probably preventing the installation because it needs to make system changes.

Seek out "Technical Note TN2459" - "User-Approved Kernel Extension Loading" on Apple's Support Site

Edit - Link to document: https://developer.apple.com/library/con ... index.html
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby nonprofitSA » 27. Sep 2017, 14:19

I'm not getting any errors with that (or I'm not getting to that point). No complaints from the OS, just the installer saying it failed.
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby erdeslawe » 27. Sep 2017, 14:35

Have you tried to download a more up-to-date release of VirtualBox? 5.1.2 is 'relatively old' and a more recent release is likely to have improved compatibility with 'High Sierra'.
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby nonprofitSA » 27. Sep 2017, 15:07

Whoops, it was 5.1.28 and the past 3 versions. None of them installed for me.
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby loukingjr » 27. Sep 2017, 20:36

nonprofitSA wrote:Hi I am getting installation failures on 10.13. Can anyone else confirm or provide a solution?

After you get the failed installation message, open System Preferences > Security & Privacy, click the Allow Oracle button. You should be good to go.
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby sb15 » 29. Sep 2017, 05:26

Thank you so much. This worked, I've been searching for about an hour now. Hate when dumb little things like this take forever to solve... Thanks for the helpful error message Apple!
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby DanielAlexander » 6. Oct 2017, 18:37

The installation is failing because the Mac OS kernel extension has not been approved. This is a new security policy change by Apple in High Sierra.

I'm thinking the VirtualBox installer scripts will need to be updated. Today's my first day here so tomorrow I can post the links where this is referenced but you can search GitHub for "Unable to load kext on High Sierra (10.13)" and developer apple for "User-Approved Kernel Extension Loading" Technical Note TN2459.
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby Martin » 6. Oct 2017, 19:09

You could have just read this thread completely ;)
A few entries before yours ther is already the link...
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby socratis » 6. Oct 2017, 19:57

Martin wrote:You could have just read this thread completely

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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby Martin » 6. Oct 2017, 20:09

(was for DanielAlexander, the link and description to TN2459 is already here from erdeslawe in viewtopic.php?p=402531#p402531 )
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby socratis » 6. Oct 2017, 20:11

I know. I simply don't understand the meaning of your words: "read the thread completely". It's all ... Greek to me ;) .
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Re: 5.1.12 installer fails in OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Postby hatrec » 8. Oct 2017, 18:42

loukingjr wrote:After you get the failed installation message, open System Preferences > Security & Privacy, click the Allow Oracle button. You should be good to go.

Thanks, that was the solution.
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