View Full Version : VMWare ESXi: Cant get Ubuntu 64bit working

June 28th, 2012, 02:45 PM
Hi there!

I've installed Ubuntu-12-AMD-64bit a few hours ago on my freshly new installed VMWare Esxi Machine (V.5). The Host itself supports 64bit architecture but if i try to install Ubuntu 64-Bit-Server Edition on that machine, after successful installation my ubuntu runs only on 32bit Mode. Whats going on here?

Any help would be nice.

Thanks in advance!

Console Output:
root@memcache001:~# uname -i

root@memcache001:~# uname -a
Linux memcache001.xxxx 3.2.0-25-generic-pae #40-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 23 22:11:24 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

June 29th, 2012, 01:39 AM
From what you posted, it looks like you downloaded and installed a 32-bit version.

Where did you download it from?

You may want to try downloading the 12.04 64-bit Server iso from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server

June 29th, 2012, 07:44 AM
Well i did an wget on http://www.ubuntu.com/start-download?distro=server&bits=64&release=lts

and it downloaded me 64bit distro, but if i install ubuntu with this image i only get a 32bit system. this is really weird.