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Old 05-08-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question Slackware64 14 not detecting my x86_64 processor VirtualBox

I am trying to install Slackware64 14.0 on a VM using VirtualBox. When I am trying to install the default kernel it wont install and says:

"This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU."

I have an x86-64 CPU, It is an i7. I cannot figure out what the issue is, or even if it is an issue with VirtualBox or something else.

Does anyone have some experience with this or know of a solution?

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What is the output of

cat /proc/cpuinfo
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According to this it seems you need to set VirtualBox up with the number of cores (it seems so to me...not an expert). Did you do that part?
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Thanks a lot for the help guys, I was able to get it working. I needed to enable hardware virtualization in my BIOS settings in order to install a 64bit OS on a VM.


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