How to Install Guest Tool on macOS Mojave on VirtualBox
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How to Install Guest Tool on macOS Mojave on VirtualBox

How to Install Guest Tool on macOS Mojave on VirtualBox

Apple recently released macOS Mojave 10.14 with incredible features. macOS Mojave 10.14 is the biggest operating system after the major release of macOS High Sierra. And it includes cool features that announced at the WWDC” Worldwide Developer Conference 2018. During the announcement of macOS Mojave at WWDC most of the features highlighted and one of the most amazing features in macOS Mojave that is Dark mode. Now the entire face of macOS Mojave is easily changeable to dark mode. However, it is the best opportunity to test macOS Mojave on VirtualBox and VMware on Windows PC. Even more, macOS offer you if you are a Windows user then you can easily test it.

However, you can take out those features feature installing on VirtualBox on Windows PC. After installing you can update to the latest version on VirtualBox and VMware. This procedure of installation is easy, you can handle it without any issue.

What is VirtualBox?

VirtualBox supposed to be one of the best Virtualization open-source platforms, to create virtual machines that used by macOS, Windows, Linux, or any other operating system. While using VirtualBox it means we are going to install a guest operating system on the actual operating system. And it can be controlled by the actual operating system of your computer. Even more, VirtualBox is the tool allows you for creating virtual machines and managing or accessing the operating system. As a result, VirtualBox able you to share files between guests and actual operating systems. Allow you into dragging and dropping files from virtual machines, besides that there are many other features that you test after that installation.

As a result, through this guide. You will learn how to install the Guest tool on macOS Mojave on VirtualBox. Indeed we are installing VMware tools on macOS Mojave on VMware Workstation. After installing this useful tool you will access lots of features on macOS Mojave on Virtual machines, whether that should be VirtualBox or VMware. Besides features, the VM tools fix some other problems like Graphic, speed performance, CPU support, GPU support. Simply we can see the Guest tool is a helper tool that helps you to take out all the virtual machines’ importance. Do you think the VirtualBox Virtual machine is running slow if yes? Go ahead and install VMware tools on VirtualBox to fix and boost the performance. Above all, the VMware tools only fix the screen resolution of macOS Mojave on VMware Workstation. But it couldn’t fix the screen resolution on VirtualBox.

What is VMSVGA?

This emulates the VMware Workstation graphics adapter with the “VMware SVGA 3D” acceleration method.

  • Contrary to what the manual says, this is currently the default for Linux guests.
  • It is supposed to provide better performance and security than the old method
  • This is supported by the mainline Linux Kernel using the SVGA driver supports OpenGL 2.1 on all Windows all Linux guests.
  • It might also have the advantage of supporting the old operating system which had VMware guest addition available but not VirtualBox guest additions. (I plan to test this with Windows 9x, which is otherwise a massive pain to get even VESA graphics working with VirtualBox)

Install Guest Tool on macOS Mojave on VirtualBox

Before going to installing you have to change the “VBoxVGA” to “VMSVGA”. To do that open the VirtualBox, then choose the virtual machine. After that, click on setting then click the “Display” bar than on the “Graphics controller” change to VMSVGA.

Enable VMSVGA
Enable VMSVGA

When that is done close the window and start the Virtual machine

Start Virtual machine
Start Virtual machine

Once the macOS Mojave window appeared then click on the top menu bar on then “Devices” “Optical Drivers” and click “Choose/Create a disk image”.

Optical Drivers
Optical Drivers

Once the Optical Disk selector window appeared then click on the Add button.

Add
Add

Now select the VirtualBox Guest tool and click open

Open
Open

When the VirtualBox Guest tool inserted click Choose

Choose
Choose

Once the VirtualBox Guest Tool inserted on macOS Mojave. Then the file setup will appear on the desktop window double click to launch the setup. When setup window opened right-click on Install VMware and select open.

Click Open
Click Open

Once the introduction wizard comes simply click continue

Click continue
Click continue

On the installation wizard click install, after clicking install a pop-up will come then click continue the installation.

Continue installation
Continue installation

Type your password and click install software

type your password
type your password

Once the installation successful a warning screen will come. That the “System Extension Blocked” the error is the following “A program tries to load new system extension signed by ‘VMware Inc’. If you want to enable this extension, open Security & Privacy preferences.

Open Security & Privacy preferences
Open Security & Privacy preferences

When the Security & Privacy Preferences open, click on the left corner on the lock icon. Then type your password and click unlock.

Unlock
Unlock

To enable the VM Tool extension for VirtualBox and macOS Mojave then click on Allow and close the Security & Privacy window.

Click Allow
Click Allow

Once the installation completed will be asked to restart the virtual machine by click on Restart.

Restart
Restart

Once again Open Security & Privacy Preferences

Once the virtual machine restarted again come back to the macOS Mojave screen. The Security & Privacy Preferences screen again will appear, so click on that.

Open Security & Privacy preferences
Open Security & Privacy preferences

Again the macOS Mojave extension is not fully unblocked on the virtual machine. So, click on the lock icon then enter your password and click on Unlock.

Unblock
Unblock

Click Allow and close the window

Allow
Allow

Once the extension unblocked then you have to reinstall the VMware tools. To do it open the VMware tools and follow the first installation method.

Reinstall
Reinstall

Once you reinstalled the VMware tools or Guest tool. Then restart the Virtual machine, again coming back to the macOS Mojave screen. To be sure about the feature of graphic display click on left-corner on the Apple icon then select “About this Mac”. On the “Overview” tab you will see the graphic display is increased up to 128MB.

macOS Mojave
macOS Mojave

Conclusion

As a result, that’s all about how to install Guest Tool on macOS Mojave 10.14 on VirtualBox. If there is something remaining in this article, I am happy to hear from you below in the comment section.

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