virtualbox on the mac mini

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

  1. john120165 macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2013
    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
    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

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

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