Apple’s primary software starts processing after the assessment comes to end. This new software is no least or little but is the super-powerful incredibly fast macOS Catalina. Definitely, with every update, there’s some more not only updates but probably new features, updates, and stuff. Not to mention all, some of them were, splitting iTunes into all three new apps, experiencing iPad apps, improving some existing apps and countless more updates like it.
Now for installing this on Windows, as we did it, it was done in two super-smart ways that were installing macOS Catalina on VMware and installing macOS Catalina on Virtualbox. For this process, we would need some necessary stuff that would differ for every one of the process. Taking macOS Catalina on VirtualBox as consideration, we would need VirtualBox and VirtualBox extension pack first, macOS Catalina VMware & Virtualbox, Code for VirtualBox, and last but not least VirtualBox Boot Image that is what isn’t everyone knows about.
VirtualBox is the super business class virtualize software that turns installing multiple operating systems into one physical system which applies the sense of installing macOS Catalina on it. That’s completely right and it’s badly possible as we’ve done it. But when installing it most realize there’s some problem or lack that it doesn’t boot. Even though it’s with the tutorial and I’ve clearly made the statement to take a copy and use it. But that doesn’t necessarily most users pay attention to. In this case, they will eventually end up in a boot loop when installing Catalina or with some other problem.
The purpose of this separate post is to drive the attention of the users to the importance of using the file and also provide and show how to use the VirtualBox Boot Image file which will make the installation process successful. In this post, we will provide the file first, and we’ll take a look at what and how to patch this. When all the process starts from scratch, the beginning of the installation is the boot. In every process, booting is important and so in this case. In this installation, at a specific point, you’ll need the VirtualBox Boot Image which will not only boot but also perform the installation. Here’s how to use this.
Download macOS Catalina VirtualBox Boot Image
As familiar from its name, it’s particularly a boot file that is specifically for Virtualbox. Where it is used is it comes useful when booting where it is added beside the actual disk (macOS Catalina Catalina VMware & Virtualbox file). Since there’s no risk of losing or suffering, installing operating systems on VirtualBox can be interesting. But not all the installations are the same. So each of them requires different files and procedures. Just like for this process, we require different files which include VirtualBox Boot Image file in addition to the other files.
While installing every operating system whether on actual computer or on Virtualbox doesn’t require this, but for this particular one, we need Virtualbox Boot Image. This particular file isn’t easy to approach without here, that’s why we’ve come to fill this blank with the appropriate stuff.
- VirtualBox Boot Image by Geekrar – There are two different ways of installing macOS Catalina particularly on VirtualBox. For installing in both ways, you’ll need the VirtualBox Boot Image. As we explained how it works and what is it for, you can download it and use it for a perfect installation. This is a small, easy to download a file that is served on Google Drive. If there’s some problem, you can always fix it from the instructions.
When done, save it there and proceed with the next step now. In the next step, we’ll show how to use the VirtualBox Boot Image provided by us. So let’s get your hands dirty with it.
How to Fix Boot Loop & Use VirtualBox Boot Image
After it’s there, we will see how to prevent boot loop and use VirtualBox Boot Image. If you’ve encountered a boot loop or a problem which many users have encountered. If you’re one of those who have encountered a error, it’s likely due to this problem. It seems not problematic but actually it is. Here’s how to fix the boot loop and use VirtualBox Boot Image.
This step is particularly done during setting up the virtual machine. During setting, after you’ve done the other settings of system and display tab, come to the storage tab and click on Hard Disk with plus icon and click Choose existing disk on the window that appears.
Then click on Add and browse and select VirtualBox Boot Image.
Then select the VirtualBox Boot Image and click on Choose.
When it’s done, it will look like this. Then click OK on the machine settings window.
Next up, navigate to the USB tab and choose USB 3.0 (xHCI) Controller to make the mouse and keyboard work when installation. This will only work when you have installed the VirtualBox extension pack.
From this part, proceed with the next step which is applying commands on Command Prompt. When you’re done, hit Start on that window.
Press Esc key before 5 seconds and type install.nsh then hit Enter.
It will begin installing macOS Catalina installing like this in both the installation methods.
That will prompt to the actual installation.
Once it’s done, it will definitely make this screen look, pretty much to it.
But that’s not the end, there’s a few simple steps to take. That is fixing the screen resolution.
And installing Guest Tool on VirtualBox. For both of these, we’ve made the instructions. Here’s how to do it.
Doing this will make running Catalina work faster, smoother and better from every aspect including performance.
If there’s some problem during this or during the installation, you can, however, step to fixing those problems from there.
At this point, I recommend taking a snapshot of the machine for taking care and as well as a backup of the machine.
That’s the very end, there we go with the booting and that’s pretty much it to it. If there’s something remaining or would like to add as comments, suggestions or ideas, you can always do it via the comments form.