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Hello There and i am going to develop Guest Additions for OS X 10.5 , 10.6 , 10.7 and 10.8 also for OSx86

Also i am going to put eveything and something else




This is unofficial version of Guest Additions for Mac OS X Guest (10.5 and above)

In order to avoid kernel panic or some random errors like "still waiting for root device" or something else , Try to close all applications or something else.


By Paolo Landayan




Here are the requirements to install Guest Additions on OS X Guests


  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 128 MB of Video RAM and Enable 3D Acceleration is required
  • Sound Card must be AC97 Audio or HDA 
  • For Native Networking support , Try enabling Shared NAT or Bridged Network
  • Intel ICH9 are not supported , Try changing to PIIX chipset
  • To enable Core Image and Quartz Extreme Support , Your VBox Graphics Chip , Enable 3D Acceleration to support both APIs
  • OpenGL Support will be enabled automatically if you install Guest Additions
  •  To enable AGP , tick Enable 3D Acceleration to enable it


  • Quartz Extreme and Core Image are Experimental at the moment 
  •  Due to the bugs of this version , It's still in development
  • AGP works , But there' some minor bugs like Graphic Artifacts and Flickering
  • To avoid kernel panic before and after shutdown or restart , Close all open applications and Save your work


  1. Download the iso here : [under Construction]
  2. Mount the Guest Additions iso in VirualBox
  3. Click on the Drive named VBOXGUESTADDITONS
  4. Click VBoxGAInst.app to Install VBox Guest Additions
  5. Click Next to Continue
  6. Accept the EULA
  7. Select components here and Click Next
  8. Wait until the installation is finished
  9. After Installing Reboot your guest VM
  10. Ta-da , Now you can do anything as you want , Enjoy!

File Location


Macintosh HD


       |_VBox Additions

       |     |_Kexts

       |             AGP.kext

       |             AC97.kext----

       |              Base.kext    |

       |             EFI.kext        |

       |_Bin      GL.kext         |

       |    VBoxGA.app           |

       |    VBoxGAConf.app   |

       |    VBoxUtils.app         |

       |   VboxLoader.app    |

       |_Docs    VBoxVanila.app     |_ HDA.kext

          |_README.txt           VESA.kext

              LICENSE.txt      CD-ROM.kext

               EULA.txt     ACPI.kext

              CHANGELOG.txt      Mouse.kext















If you are confuse here is something to do

The Kext files are in the KEXTS folder

The App files are in the Bin Folder

And The Documentation files are in the Docs


Just Remember: 

  • This is not an official version of VBox Guest Additions
  •   It is not affliated by Oracle or Apple because of the EULA which it becames illegal
  • This is nothing but has many bugs and limitations      





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This will break the Apple SLA on non-Apple hardware :(


That being said, I have my 10.8.4 boot running directly off existing HDD, only issue is panic after CPU halted on shutdown.


You can use "Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32" to set custom resolutions (add your own SUPPORTED resolution. I run in fullscreen most of the time, so this is perfect for me. Place this info in org.chameleon.boot.plist to make it permanent.

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I'm very interested in running OS X on VirtualBox and the last attempt was almost ideal. I've run Mavericks on VirtualBox 4.3.0 without any single one modification in the OS X :)

Two problems are that there was no audio support and very restricted video. The audio support can be achieved using VoodooHDA, but how to fix video...


So, I think an extended video support is the most important feature for OSX@VBOX!


P.S. Maybe there is some solution already?

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Hi Geek-mac2001,

i'm interested too for running OSX on VirtualBox with QE/CI enabled ...

If you need a beta Tester ,maybe i can help you ...


Best regards



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I'm interested in the Guest Additions for Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard in virtual box

 This running in Windows 7 - AMD processor on a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 motherboard....


 I've tried the one that comes with the recent version of VirtualBox and it will not install....

  It keeps complaining about finding the correct library path...


 where is your version or copy of Guest Additions located ?

 Is it available for download ?


any help would be appreciated....

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WTF is going on here!?

Why would you start this thread and then completely abandon it?


Anyway, I have successfully installed 10.9.4 Mavericks on a quad proce Haswell running Win8.1, using Niresh's distro.

Everything pretty much works, except folder sharing, since VirtualBox devs refuse to release the required mount.vboxsf related modules.


So I had this other crazy idea.


What if we could use the the drivers from VMWare Tools for OS X instead?

Basically you can download the latest fusion one from here:

softwareupdate vmware com / cds vmw-desktop fusion    com.vmware.fusion.tools.darwin.zip.tar

and open/extract the files with 7-zip and you will find a darwin.iso, that you can mount.


The question is, if we can use the corresponding wmware fstype (mount.hgsf or whatever) to mount with?

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Here is an explanation, I copied this from Geek_Mac2001's profile page


Geek_Mac2001Member Since 30 May 2013
Last Active June 13 2013 05:29 AM

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