VirtualBox & Mac OSX

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Norachu, May 27, 2016.

  1. Norachu macrumors newbie


    May 27, 2016
    I am running El Captain, and I have the latest updates. I own a mid 2014 MacBook pro. I'm trying to run Windows 98 SE inside a virtual console. However, since I have a newer pro, this requires me to use an external hard drive. No matter what I do, it just doesn't see the drive. I'm kind of at a loss. The main reason I set up a Virtual machine is because I want to be able to play my older games (I'm wanting to do lets play kind of things from games from my childhood, etc).

    Help? I'm at the point of wanting to rip my hair out. Is there another version of Windows that would work better to mostly play older edutainment titles? Some of my older ones are Windows/Mac compatible, but they don't work on modern Macs and I'm not sure how or where to get the software to at least be able to play those.

    Thanks! Sorry this got kind of long winded- I babble.
  2. mervy0384 macrumors newbie


    May 28, 2016
    i think you can install windows 7 or 8.1 easy
  3. I'm a ROb macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Is it virtual box that doesn't recognize the drive, or windows? Did you reformat the drive to something windows can't read? Can you share folders between your mac and vm? Do you have the proper guest additions installed?

    Sorry: a lots of questions, but I hope there is a suggestions you haven't tried yet.

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