These days virtualization technology gets popularity in the world of Information Technology which is known as (IT). Virtualization isn’t just for geeks or those who run enormously powerful servers. It offers something for everybody, and if you haven’t yet dipped your toe into the virtualization ocean, then you’re at serious risk of being left behind. In its strictest sense, virtualization refers to running two or more operating systems on one physical PC. Either the multiple operating systems run side-by-side, with a separate piece of software called a hypervisor used to manage them, or one operating system runs the other operating systems within program windows. The former is usually limited to servers, with the latter finding common use on desktop computers. But in this guide, I’m going to show you to fix macOS High Sierra error on VirtualBox during the installation process. I’m not going so deep to explain about virtualization.
How to Fix macOS High Sierra Error on VirtualBox
There are hundreds of people asking that how to fix macOS High Sierra Error on VirtualBox or VMware during installation steps. It’s somehow complicated for the Windows users to run macOS on their PC. If it’s tough for them to install MacOS on PC, don’t worry there is another method also to run Mac operating system on their laptops. They can install macOS on their system by using virtualization technology such as VMware or VirtualBox.
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- Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on PC
- Install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on PC
Important Note: It very important to quit or exit Virtualbox before adding the code to cmd otherwise most of the time it does not work. It means you can’t install macOS High Sierra or later version on VirtualBox.
Without waste of time lets introduce some errors and ways to fix them. The following issues mostly happen when someone wants to install Mac operating system on VirtualBox.
- VBoxManage.exe: error: Unknown option -cpuidset
- Could not find a registered machine named “Your VM Name.”
- A critical error has occurred while running the virtual machine
- Failed to open Virtual Machine
- VT x is disabled in the BIOS
- Hardware acceleration is not available
- Guru Meditation error
Keep in mind that before clicking on turn on the virtual machine, make sure to check out the following settings. It may help to run macOS High Sierra or later versions without any problem.
- Memory Size to 4 GB (Recommended)
- Disable Floppy disk
- Chipset to ICH9 or PIIX3 for some devices
- Processor minimum 2 recommended 4
- Video memory to 128 MB
Step #1. Unkown option –cpuidset
Whenever you face this “VBoxManage.exe: error: Unknown option. –cpuidset
The VM hangs on boot” problem while adding the first code in the Command Prompt. It’s because of double hyphen. Use Double hyphen “- – “ before cpuidset.
Step #2. VBoxManage error: Could not find a registered machine named ‘Your VM Name
When you see this error “VBoxManage error: Could not find a registered machine named ‘Your VM Name‘”, it’s because of your virtual machine name. You did not replace the VM name in the code. So you have to replace the VM name. and then insert the code. See the screenshot below.
#3. Missing Bluetooth Controller…
How to fix this “Missing Bluetooth Controller…” error. When you see this error. Because you are running the commands (Step #5) in the article while the Oracle VM software is open. Shut down the VM software completely and then run the commands. After the commands are run, open up Oracle VM and start your VM session.
#4. A critical error has occurred while running the virtual machine
The critical error most of the times happen due to the guest operating system. It is trying to switch to the PAE mode which is currently disabled by default in VirtualBox. PAE support can be enabled using the VM settings (System/Processor)”.
- Open VM VirtualBox
- File -> Settings -> System -> Processor
- Check Extended Features: Enable PAE/NX
#6. Failed to Open Virtual Machine
If you see this error that says failed to open the virtual machine. Mos of the time it is due to the vmdk or vhd file that is not selected, crushed or missing. Try to browse the file and try again. If this method does not work for you, just enable virtualization technology from your BIOS and VirtualBox settings. If you don’t know how to enable virtualization technology read step #7 of this guide.
#7. VT-X is disabled in the BIOS
This error occurs if you have disabled Virtualization Technology from your main system and VirtualBox settings. You can enable virtualization technology by navigating to your bios setup. Just find your bios boot menu key from here. Once you enter into bios search for Virtualization Technology or VT-X. Select it and choose Enabled. Save the changes and boot normally and try again with installing macOS High Sierra 10.13 or any other operating system on VirtualBox.
#8. Guru Meditation error or Black Screen
If you guys having the guru meditation error or black screen while installing macOS High Sierra or any other operating system like Kali Linux or Windows 10. Just follow the below instruction.
For people with the black screen problem, settle the Graphical Memory Size to 128 MB and for people with guru crash. Change operating system from mac os x 64 El CAPITAL to just the mac os x 64. It should work this time without any issue.
By reading this post, I’m sure that you will be able to fix macOS High Sierra error on VirtualBox during the installation process. If you have anything else or other solution please feel free to share with us and we will add that to this article. And if you like this post please share with anyone else on the internet. Thanks in advanced.