Fix Virtualbox installation for Docker on macOS
While following a tutorial to install Virtualbox in order to have
docker working on macOS, I
hit an issue where the
docker-machine create command fails with an error that looks like this:
If you search on the Web, everybody says you have to open the Security & Privacy settings window
and allow the Oracle kernel extensions to run. But I didn’t have it. I tried uninstalling
Virtualbox, re-installing through the official website, reboot, uninstall, re-install with
brew cask but I always had the issue. Some people reported having a failed Virtualbox
installation but mine seemed ok.
I tried the
spctl solution but it didn’t change anything.
In the end, I tried this StackOverflow answer:
It failed, but it told me to check the Security & Privacy setting window. I did, and I had the button everyone was talking about. I enabled the kernel extension, rebooted, and it worked.
Hope this can save some time to anyone having the same issue!