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Dell Inspiron 1545, VM, and no 64-bit

Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> I find it interesting that my 64-bit Dell Inspiron (I have successfully
> installed 64-bit Ubuntu and 64-bit CentOS as hosts, reformatting the
> hard drive between them), but yet 64-bit installs of vmware and
> virtualbox complain the host will not allow a 64-bit OS to be
> installed as a guest (I want to create 64-bit VMs).
> I'm going to also try Fedora and Solaris, but I don't expect it will
> change much.
> Are both vmware and virtualbox simply not able to handle 64-bit OSes
> yet for VMs, though I've seen posting claiming otherwise?
Hi Scott,

Both products can only support a 64-bit guest OS if the host supports 
virtualization. This requires a combination of CPU capability (look in 
/proc/cpuinfo for the vmx or svm flag), motherboard support and BIOS 
enablement. If your CPU supports it, it might be switchable in your BIOS 
menus... or you might have a system that doesn't support it at all.


> Thanks.
> Scott
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