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VirtualBox Permission Issue

Effective UID is not root (euid=501 egid=20 uid=501 gid=20) (rc=-20)
Please try reinstalling VirtualBox.
  • On MAC OS EI Capitan Virtualbox is not installed properly and through above errors.

How to fix VirtualBox Permission Issue

  • To resolve this on El Capitan when using Virtualbox versions lower than 6.x run the following from terminal
for bin in VirtualBox VirtualBoxVM VBoxNetAdpCtl VBoxNetDHCP VBoxNetNAT VBoxHeadless; do
    sudo chmod u+s "/Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/${bin}"

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