Virtualbox for windows on Mac HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ben824, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. ben824 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    Ok so I have a good .iso file of windows 7 that I want to use to put windows 7 on a 2011 Macbook Pro 8,1. I have used this .iso file before and it works great. I used this file to put windows 7 on my own MacBook Pro 8,1. I hacked the Boot Camp Assistant to help me make a bootable USB on my non-retina Macbook Pro and used this method with great success making a bootable USB to install on a MacBook Pro Retina in Boot Camp.

    Virtualbox will not boot from the USB and I cannot figure out why! This is supposed to be a bootable USB.
  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    You still have the .iso? Add a device to the storage tree in the settings for the VM, choose to add a CD/DVD device. In the dialog pops up, select to choose disk and point it to your .iso. That should mount it and you should be able to boot it.

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