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TheIndependentAquarius 08-09-2011 04:02 AM

This is a 32 bit computer, you can't use 64 bit software on it.
 
Code:

anisha@linux-uitj:~> cat /etc/issue && uname -a
Welcome to openSUSE 11.2 "Emerald" - Kernel \r (\l).

Linux linux-uitj 2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2009-10-26 15:49:03 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

anisha@linux-uitj:~>

Doesn't this output show that this is a 64 bit machine?

Now when I try to load a 64 bit OpenSUSE 11.3 ISO on the VirtualBox, I get a message as shown in the thread title!
Code:

anisha@linux-uitj:~/tarBalls> file opensuse-dvd-x86_64.0702..001.iso
opensuse-dvd-x86_64.0702..001.iso: ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data 'openSUSE-DVD-x86_64.0702..001  ' (bootable)

anisha@linux-uitj:~/tarBalls>

What's the point that I am missing?
Help please.

brianL 08-09-2011 04:07 AM

It certainly looks like a 64-bit from the uname -a output. Very strange! Run:
Code:

cat /proc/cpuinfo

TheIndependentAquarius 08-09-2011 04:08 AM

Code:

anisha@linux-uitj:~> cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor      : 0                 
vendor_id      : GenuineIntel       
cpu family      : 6                 
model          : 23                 
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU    E7400  @ 2.80GHz
stepping        : 10                                           
cpu MHz        : 1596.000                                     
cache size      : 3072 KB
physical id    : 0
siblings        : 2
core id        : 0
cpu cores      : 2
apicid          : 0
initial apicid  : 0
fpu            : yes
fpu_exception  : yes
cpuid level    : 13
wp              : yes
flags          : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm
bogomips        : 5594.34
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes  : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor      : 1
vendor_id      : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model          : 23
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU    E7400  @ 2.80GHz
stepping        : 10
cpu MHz        : 2793.000
cache size      : 3072 KB
physical id    : 0
siblings        : 2
core id        : 1
cpu cores      : 2
apicid          : 1
initial apicid  : 1
fpu            : yes
fpu_exception  : yes
cpuid level    : 13
wp              : yes
flags          : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm
bogomips        : 5594.41
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes  : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

anisha@linux-uitj:~>


i92guboj 08-09-2011 04:14 AM

First thing, the output from uname doesn't show anything about your hardware, only about your kernel. It's a subtle difference that you should always keep in scope. Of course, in this case, to run a 64 bits kernel you need 64-able hardware so, accidentally, the erroneous assumption you made there doesn't really matter so much.

Your problem in this case has to do with the fact that you are trying to install a given OS in a virtual machine, so it's the emulated hardware in that machine which matters, and not your physical hardware. I have no idea if your concrete VM can emulate an x86_64 cpu, I will leave that for you to discover.

brianL 08-09-2011 04:15 AM

Code:

fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm
Yeah, it's a 64-bit processor as well - that lm in the flags shows it is.
EDIT: Have you got the 64-bit VirtualBox?
ANOTHER EDIT: One for OpenSuse AMD64?
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

TheIndependentAquarius 08-09-2011 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4437519)
EDIT: Have you got the 64-bit VirtualBox?

Thanks for the hint, how to figure that out? The "about" says: Version 3.0.6_OSE r52128.

Perhaps instead of wasting further time I should download that 64 bit VB.

brianL 08-09-2011 04:46 AM

Yeah, good idea. That one you've got is outdated, and it's an OSE version, which won't support USBs.

TheIndependentAquarius 08-09-2011 04:56 AM

Just now I checked the install file I have for the VB. :doh:
Quote:

VirtualBox-3.2.8-64453-Linux_x86.run

brianL 08-09-2011 05:06 AM

:tisk: :)


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