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Old 03-26-2013, 03:08 AM   #1
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This is a 32 bit computer, you can't use 64 bit software on it.


I had this kind of thread before too but that time I was
unknowingly using the 32 bit version of the Virtualbox.

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anisha@linux-trra:~> uname -a && cat /etc/issue
Linux linux-trra 2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop #7 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jan 22 10:34:11 IST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Welcome to openSUSE 11.4 "Celadon" - Kernel \r (\l).
Virtualbox:
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VirtualBox-4.2.10-84104-Linux_amd64.run
Now, when I am trying to install 64 bit openSUSE 11.4 on it,
it says this is a 32 bit computer, you can't use 64 bit software
on it.

Why is it saying that? What to do?

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Have you set the OS to "openSuse (64 Bit)"? It will not work if you only set it "openSuse" without the 64 bit extension.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 06:18 AM   #3
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Do you have enabled option VT-x/AMD-V on "System/Acceleration"? 64 bit guests systems will not work without this.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 06:32 AM   #4
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Have you set the OS to "openSuse (64 Bit)"? It will not work if you only set it "openSuse" without the 64 bit extension.
There isn't any option saying 64 or 32 bit etc. The options say:
Debian
openSUSE
Ubuntu...
etc.

I checked many times. Will check again tomorrow.

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Do you have enabled option VT-x/AMD-V on "System/Acceleration"? 64 bit guests systems will not work without this.
No, haven't checked that. Will do that tomorrow, and post back results.

Thanks for trying to help to both of you.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 07:04 AM   #5
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In the picture you post, I can see the tab Acceleration under Settings is grayed out, there is where the VT-x/AMD-V is at.
You may need some extra components for VirtualBox.

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There isn't any option saying 64 or 32 bit etc. The options say:
Debian
openSUSE
Ubuntu...
etc.

I checked many times. Will check again tomorrow.
This indicates that your computer is either not capable of hardware virtualization or it is disabled in the BIOS. Check that also.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 07:24 AM   #7
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Run cat /proc/cpuinfo, and have a look at the flags. You'll need vmx for Intel, svm for AMD, for hardware virtualization.
 
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