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VMLite Workstation not supporting 64 Lunix OS install 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0
I am using a Sony Vaio with an Intel Core2 Duo processor (P7350 @ 2GHz)and WIN7-64 as the host OS. When creating a new machine for SUSE intel/amd64 or Debian intel/amd4 I get an error telling me that I only have a 32 bit machine. Is this a configuration problem on my part or is it that VMLite Workstation only provides a 32 bit interface layer? The processor (P7350) does not have hardware virtualization , something I didn't realize when I bought the machine. I'm new to the whole virtualization thing so guidance and technicial details would be great help. Thanks
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Re: VMLite Workstation not supporting 64 Lunix OS install 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 86
to run 64-bit guest, hardware virtualization (VT-x or AMD-v) is required. I don't know any other vm software that supports running 64-bit guest w/o VT-x or AMD-v.
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Re: VMLite Workstation not supporting 64 Lunix OS install 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0
Thanks. Guess I'll just have to wait for a laptop upgrade. Too bad I didn't realize the need for VT-x or AMD-v before I bought the laptop. Thanks again for the quick reply
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Re: VMLite Workstation not supporting 64 Lunix OS install 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 86
most likely your cpu has that support, but disabled from BIOS. It's very rare that 64-bit cpu does not support hardware virtualization.
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Re: VMLite Workstation not supporting 64 Lunix OS install 6 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0
Huisinro,
Thanks for the encouragement, but it turns out that the P7350 doesn't support hardware virtualizaion. I know it sounds strange for a 64 bit CPU, but that is the way it is. I understand that Apple bought a special stepping of these processors (P7350) that had virtualization enabled for use in a Mac, but that the generally sold stepping (and the one that Sony bought) had virtualization disabled at the hardware level. I too, thought it was a BIOS issue at first as Sony did a special BIOS that didn't support virtualization but latter updated the BIOS under pressure from customers that had virtualization avaiable on the processor, but not in the BIOS. I already have the updated BIOS, but still no virtualization option. Checking the Intel site, P7350 doesn't support virtualization.
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