Install macOS Mojave

Install macOS Mojave, macOS Mojave is now available in beta, this tutorial will show you how to install it using a VirtualBox. This tutorial assumes you have already downloaded and installed the VirtualBox software.


macOS Mojave

macOS Mojave code for VirtualBox

Step 1: Extract macOS Mojave Image File

After download macOS Mojave 10.14 from the link above, you need to extract it to get the file macOS Mojave 10.14 VMDK. You can extract the compressed file via WinRAR, 7 Zip. Right-click and select Extract to macOS Mojave 10.14 and wait for it to complete.

Step 2: Create New Virtual Machine

After installing VirtualBox, now you will need to create a new virtual machine on VirtualBox.

#1. Open the VirtualBox, then click on “New” at the upper left-hand side. Type the name for the Virtual Machine “macOS Mojave” or any other name that you like. Choose the type “Mac OS X” and version to “macOS 10.13 High Sierra (64-bit)” or “Mac OS X (64-bit)” then increase the memory size to minimum 4 GB (4096 MB). From the Hard Disk section, select “Use an existing virtual hard disk file” and click on the small folder icon to browse the VMDK file.

create new virtual machine

#2. Once you clicked on the small folder icon, you will see the snapshot down below. Navigate to macOS Mojave Extracted file that you have done on step 1. Select the VMDK Image file and click Open.

Select the VMDK Image file

Step 3: Edit the New Virtual Machine

#1. Open the VirtualBox, then click on “Settings“.


#2. In the “General Tab“, don’t touch anything and let everything to the default. Go to the next option, “System“. You will see three main categories. Click on the first tab, “Motherboard“. Uncheck “Floppy” drive and set the chipset to “ICH9“. The recommended memory size is at least 4 GB.


#3. In the Processor Tab, select 2 Processors or more than that. Don’t forget to tick mark Enable PAE/NX.


#4. Navigate to “Display option” then put the video memory to 128 MB. Check out enable 3D Acceleration if you want.


#5. Navigate to “Network” section, then “Enable Network Adapter”. And choose the adapter type “Intel PRO/1000 MT Server (82545EM)”.


#6. Navigate to “USB” select USB 3 Finally to save all the changes, click OK.


Step 4: Add VirtualBox Code to the CMD

#1. Find VirtualBox code that you have downloaded. Replace “Your Virtual Machine Name” with your virtual machine name that you have created in step 3.

Important Note: Before adding the code to CMD, make you sure you quit or exit VirtualBox.


#2. Open and Run CMD as Administrator, and then copy and paste all the codes to the command prompt one by one.


Step 5: Start the Virtual Machine

#1. Once you have all the steps above successfully, you need to start the virtual machine. Just click on Start icon.


#2. Now you will see a black screen with white text on it and load some codes. Wait for a moment until you see the Welcome window of macOS Mojave.


Step 7: Perform a Clean Installation of macOS Mojave

#1. It’s time to perform macOS Mojave clean installation. Select your Country and click Continue.


#2. Choose a Keyboard Layout and click on Continue. If you did not see your preferred keyboard, just click on Show all text.


#3. Now select your method to transfer information to this Mac and click Continue. Choose the last option, “Don’t transfer any information now“.


#4. Click on Set Up Later, and Don’t Sign In. To complete the Installation process, I suggest you don’t use your Apple ID right now. You can log in to your Apple ID or iCloud later on.


#5. Agree to the Terms and Conditions and click Continue.


#6. Fill out the Full name,  account name, Password, Hint and check the box of Set time zone based on Current location. Then, finally, click on Continue to create your user account for macOS Mojave.


#7. If you want to customize Express Set Up, you can click on Customize Settings, otherwise click on Continue.


#8. Dark mode is a new feature added to macOS Mojave 10.14, so you can choose light or dark mode. Just select one of these looks and click Continue.


#9. Wait a little while to Setting Up Your Mac.

setting up

Finally, you should see the macOS Mojave Wallpaper, you have successfully installed on VirtualBox.


To change the screen resolution, close VirtualBox, open up CMD as administrator

cd “C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\”VBoxManage setextradata “macOSMojave” VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1280×720
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Techie Mike
Self-taught techie, with a passion for computers and all the cool things you can do with them. Techie Mike, B.Eng. B.Sc.
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