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Old 11-18-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Slackware64-current installation detects i686


I am trying to install Slackware64-current into a virtual image. The hardware is 64bit and the host system is Slackware-13.1 (32-bit).

qemu-system-x86_64 -cpu kvm64 -m 1024 -hda sw64.img -cdrom /home/samac/slackware64-current-install-dvd.iso \
-net user -net nic,model=e1000 -vga vmware -sdl -usb -usbdevice tablet -soundhw sb16 -boot d
The installation DVD iso starts to boot and then 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
It says this no matter what variable I use for -cpu

Any ideas how I can modify the command to allow Slackware64-current to install in a 32-bit kvm-qemu image running on 64-bit hardware.

Old 11-18-2010, 02:09 PM   #2
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You are trying an unsupported configuration. From :
Can KVM run a 32-bit guest on a 64-bit host? What about PAE?

KVM supports 32-bit guests on 64-bit hosts, and any combination of
PAE and non-PAE guests and hosts.
The only unsupported combination is a 64-bit guest on a 32-bit host.

Last edited by Alien Bob; 11-18-2010 at 02:29 PM. Reason: Re-formatted for better reading
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:24 PM   #3
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