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Windows 7: Virtualbox not working with 64bit guest


25 May 2010   #1

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
Virtualbox not working with 64bit guest

Hi, I just installed the latest version of virtualbox. When I try to add a VM with Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest, I get this error.

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What do I do now?



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25 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Hi, I just installed the latest version of virtualbox. When I try to add a VM with Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest, I get this error.

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What do I do now?
It says you are running Seven 64bit which means you have a 64bit processor, obviously, so it should work, but it says you have a 32bit processor in the error which is strange.

Have you set the guest OS to Ubuntu 64bit not just Ubuntu; make sure it's Ubuntu 64bit.

If you are running a 32bit version then you can only install 32bit OSs on top of 32bit OSs not 64bit OSs.

Oli
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25 May 2010   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi Oli, thanks for the reply. There is no option to set the guest OS as Ubuntu 64 bit. I have also checked at Virtualbox forums. This seems to be the biggest bug in Virtualbox and there is no solution for this ATM.
That really sucks.
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25 May 2010   #4

 
 

Stick with the Sunbox Version.

The oracle version is far from ready to be released. It's just a bugfest.
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25 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 32bit, Snow leopard
 
 

I use vmware
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25 May 2010   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Stick with the Sunbox Version.

The oracle version is far from ready to be released. It's just a bugfest.
I thought they are one n the same. Aren't they?
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25 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Stick with the Sunbox Version.

The oracle version is far from ready to be released. It's just a bugfest.
I thought they are one n the same. Aren't they?

Well, pretty much it's still the same, but kind of not. Oracle bought out Sun, so the newest VirtualBox is now under Oracle development, and it's now called Oracle VM VirtualBox instead of Sun VirtaulBox, or just VirtualBox.
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25 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Stick with the Sunbox Version.

The oracle version is far from ready to be released. It's just a bugfest.
I thought they are one n the same. Aren't they?

Well, pretty much it's still the same, but kind of not. Oracle bought out Sun, so the newest VirtualBox is now under Oracle development, and it's now called Oracle VM VirtualBox instead of Sun VirtaulBox, or just VirtualBox.
So it's in that annoying stage of trying to rebrand something while adding new features, effectively putting it back into beta?

What's Solaris going to be called now too?

Oli
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25 May 2010   #9

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Dinesh, does your processor have VT-x extension? If so, just tick the VT-x/AMD-V Virtualization Acceleration option in VirtualBox. FYI, you need to have VT-x/AMD-V to be able to virtualize 64bit guest OSes. I have OpenSUSE 11.2 64bit running as a guest right now, using VirtualBox 3.1.8 r61349.

zzz2496

Edit: I just read Intel's Doc about your T5500 here, it doesn't support VT-x, thus you won't be able to virtualize 64bit guest OS. You can virtualize 32bit guest OS though...
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25 May 2010   #10

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Dinesh, does your processor have VT-x extension? If so, just tick the VT-x/AMD-V Virtualization Acceleration option in VirtualBox. FYI, you need to have VT-x/AMD-V to be able to virtualize 64bit guest OSes. I have OpenSUSE 11.2 64bit running as a guest right now, using VirtualBox 3.1.8 r61349.

zzz2496

Edit: I just read Intel's Doc about your T5500 here, it doesn't support VT-x, thus you won't be able to virtualize 64bit guest OS. You can virtualize 32bit guest OS though...
Now that explains the mystery. Thanks for the findings.
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