virtualbox on the mac mini

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by john120165, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. john120165 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 24, 2013
    #1
    Apologies if this is not in the right forum: I downloaded virtual box from the oracle website and installed it on my mac mini 2012 model 16gb ram. What I wanted to do was install a mac as a virtual machine, install another as an os x server and use them to study for the exams.
    However when I accept the default setup options and kick off the install it fails horribly and returns me to a shell prompt as follows
    uefi interactive shell...
    mapping table
    blko...
    blk1...
    press exc in 0 seconds to skip startup.nsh or any other key to continue
    2.0 shell>

    and thats it, nothing happens
    if i type in exit i get like a bios setup with select language, boot manager, device manager, boot maint manager
    DO i need to change something here to allow the vm image to be loaded?
     
  2. Sangoma macrumors member

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    Dec 27, 2012
    #2
    In the setup box for the virtual machine, uncheck the EFI box
     

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