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Old 12-17-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2010.1 x64 - Unable to install in 64 bit virtualbox

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question or not. I need to Install Mandriva 64bit on a a window 7 64bit host. When I boot the Mandriva 2010.1 64 bit ISO image to install in a virtual box, I get the message "This is a 32 bit computer, you cannot use or install 64 bit software on it". The host is windows 7 64 bit.
Old 12-18-2010, 03:58 AM   #2
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You have probably created a 32 bit VM. You need to create a 64 bit VM. In the "Create new VM" wizard, scroll through the list of options to find the "Mandriva 64 bit" option. (The "Mandriva" option is 32 bit.)

If that is not the explanation read Section 3.1.2 of the vbox manual and make sure that your host's hardware can support 64 bit guests.


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Old 12-19-2010, 12:40 PM   #3
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thanks jkerr82508. In the list of options, there is no Mandriva 64, just Mandriva. When I downloaded Virtualbox, the download was supposed to be for both 64 & 32 bit machines. Is there a seperate download for 64bit virtualbox ? The name of the file I installed is "VirtualBox-3.2.12-68302-Win.exe"


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