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    Default 64 bit Windows 7 in Virtual Box 32 bit ?

    openSUSE 12.3
    KDE 4.10.5
    VB 4.3.2

    I am trying to install Windows 7, 64 bit as a virtual machine and VB is telling me that I will need the 32 bit version.
    So, how do I go about getting the 64 bit version of VB ?

    Thanks
    openSUSE 13.2

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    Default Re: 64 bit Windows 7 in Virtual Box 32 bit ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hextejas View Post
    openSUSE 12.3
    KDE 4.10.5
    VB 4.3.2

    I am trying to install Windows 7, 64 bit as a virtual machine and VB is telling me that I will need the 32 bit version.
    So, how do I go about getting the 64 bit version of VB ?

    Thanks
    You can only install the 64bit version of VB in a 64bit Linux. You are running 32bit, right? Otherwise you should have the 64bit VB anyway.
    But the 32bit version can run 64bit guests as well, you need to have a 64bit CPU with Hardware Virtualization support though (maybe you have to enable it in the BIOS settings).
    It should be enough then to choose a 64bit operating system in the VM's settings ("Operating System Type").

    Have a look at the VirtualBox manual:
    https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch...ro-64bitguests
    If you want to use 64-bit guest support on a 32-bit host operating system, you must also select a 64-bit operating system for the particular VM. Since supporting 64 bits on 32-bit hosts incurs additional overhead, VirtualBox only enables this support upon explicit request

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    Default Re: 64 bit Windows 7 in Virtual Box 32 bit ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    You can only install the 64bit version of VB in a 64bit Linux. You are running 32bit, right? Otherwise you should have the 64bit VB anyway.
    But the 32bit version can run 64bit guests as well, you need to have a 64bit CPU with Hardware Virtualization support though (maybe you have to enable it in the BIOS settings).
    It should be enough then to choose a 64bit operating system in the VM's settings.
    And the same also applies to the 64bit version of VirtualBox.

    Have a look at the VirtualBox manual:
    https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch...ro-64bitguests
    Hence my confusion. I am running openSUSE-64

    Code:
    hexdump@Corky-PC:~> cat /etc/SuSE-release
    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64)
    VERSION = 12.3
    CODENAME = Dartmouth
    hexdump@Corky-PC:~>
    And I checked the BIOS for some setting dealing with virtualization and I think I found it and it is enabled VT-I ? VMM ?
    How do I select the 64 bit version of VB ? I think I only saw one available.
    openSUSE 13.2

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    Default Re: 64 bit Windows 7 in Virtual Box 32 bit ?

    ****, never mind !!!

    There is a separate virtual machine for the 64 bit versions, Further down the list.

    Sorry for the misdirection.
    openSUSE 13.2

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