New 15" won't run VirtualBox

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by STL, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. STL macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    My new quad core 15" screams. It's an awesome machine.

    But has anyone tried running VirtualBox on these new MacBooks? It's critical for me to run Windows Server 2008 for my work - and changes to the VB settings do nothing.

    It literally hangs the whole OS....

  2. mightyveg macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2011
    Having the same problem

    I'm having the same issues. Did you ever figure out a work-around?
  3. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2011
    Boot Camp
  4. unixperience macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    i use virtualbox like crazy. heres what I found, the last stable release i could track down was 4.0.6 you can download it by clicking the previous version thing on the vb website.

    another thing, is make sure your comp is booted in 64 bit mode (i don't even know if this is an issue with the newer mbps anymore, or if they just default 64 bit efi), depending on how much memory you are trying to allocate to a vm, you will get a lot of problems if you aren't in 64 bit

    but yeah try an older version, i can never get the new ones to work, and even if they do, i've never got the usb to work at all.

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