Catalina Virtualbox Crash

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Component: VMM Version: VirtualBox 6.1.10
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: Mac OS X


VirtualBox 6.1.2 will not run Catalina 10.15.2 and later guests. Virtualbox 6.1.0 added support for booting APFS.Unfortunately there is a problem if you do not have 10.15.1 version of Install macOS There is a bug in VirtualBox which is exposed by 10.15.2 and later versions of boot.efi.See this VirtualBox forum thread Catalina 10.15.2 does not start.


Empty.vbox (2.4 KB) - added by fth09 months ago.
Very minimal VirtualBox VM ;)

Change History

Changed 9 months ago by fth0

  1. MacOS 10.15 Catalina is the 16th biggest operating system Apple which is out now for Developers. And Currently, it is on beta 1. According to Apple, the publ.
  2. Let’s get started with the VirtualBox platform on macOS Catalina. So, before that, your computer must compatible to run Windows 10 on macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, macOS El Capitan, macOS Yosemite.
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Install Macos Catalina Virtualbox

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by Vek

comment:4 Changed 8 months ago by KBART

comment:6 Changed 8 months ago by fth0

Last edited 8 months ago by fth0 (previous) (diff)

comment:8 Changed 8 months ago by Vek

Run Catalina Virtualbox

comment:9 Changed 8 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Whether you’re setting up a fresh Linux VM in VirtualBox on macOS Catalina (10.15.6), or migrating a VM over from an older macOS version, you can be in for a nasty surprise — once the VM boots, VirtualBox crashes with a mere stack trace.
Personally I tested this with openSUSE, but since there’s similar reports from Ubuntu, this seems a fairly common problem.

The error and the stack trace will look something along these lines:

Catalina Virtualbox Crash Landing


Steam pummel party. The solution is simple, yet all the more annoying: disable audio in the VM settings.

Macos Catalina Virtualbox Download

At a guess, one of the many new security limitations in Catalina is denying VirtualBox permissions and the latter does’t know what to do besides throwing a fit.