virtual machine-help...

HI,
I have a quad core 2 computer with qc8200 cpu.
I’m running suse 11.1.
When i tried to create a new virtual machine, i get the error message of cpu virtualization is not supported …

how can i:

  1. found if my cpu is supporting or not ?
    • is there some special thing i need to set before doing
      that like some bios settings?
  2. i tried installing virtualbox, but when i run it…after
    couple minutes of thinking it ends with no sign/log…
    Thanks in advance,
    Shlomi.

VirtualBox Installation - openSUSE

Different methods of virtualization have different CPU requirements, specifically you will need a CPU which support Intel VT or AMD-V full Xen full virtualiztion for unmodified guest OSes (Windows, etc.)- that does not mean you must have VT to use Xen, but you will not be able to run some OSes in full virtual mode.

(I assume you are using Xen from the Yast virtualiztion VM manager? Also, please verify you are running the Xen kernel: uname -r)

To tell if you CPU supports, run /cat/proc/cpuinfo and look / grep for the vmx flag.

As for why Virtualbox is not running - did you compile the kernel module for it as per the setup / install directions? Also, if you start it from the command line, what out put or error messages are displayed?

Cheers,
Pete

shlomibt wrote:

>
> HI,
> I have a quad core 2 computer with qc8200 cpu.
> I’m running suse 11.1.
> When i tried to create a new virtual machine, i get the error message
> of cpu virtualization is not supported …
>
> how can i:
> 1. found if my cpu is supporting or not ?
> - is there some special thing i need to set before doing
> that like some bios settings?
> 2. i tried installing virtualbox, but when i run it…after
> couple minutes of thinking it ends with no sign/log…
> Thanks in advance,
> Shlomi.
>
>
I just went thru this. I built my system last November. I got an Intel
DX48BT2 with Intel core 2 Dual CPU (E7200). After much research yesterday I
find I should have gotten an E8400. The 7200 does not support VT-x (
actually no VT) Also the Bios must support VT and the application must.

I was trying to get Win7 running as a VM on opensuse 11.2 milestone 1 and
latest version of VirtualBox. Guess I’ll have to stick with my XP Home or
upgrade my system. Sounds like Intel, MS and others are trying to sell more
hardware, etc. When I try to install Win7 (VirtualBox installs and runs).
Win7 gets past loading files and then says " trying to install 64 bit OS on
32 bit system (close to actual meessage). My system is definitely 64 Bit.

Sorry I cannot help more!

Russ
openSUSE 11.1 (2.6.27.21-0.1-default x86_64) KDE 4.2 release 106, Intel
DX48BT2 Core 2 Dual E7200. 4 GB DDR III GeForce 8400 GS, 320GB Disc (2)