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  1. #11
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    Re: No 64-bit OS option in VirtualBox

    I ran $cpuid and got this (uname -a results below):

    Vendor ID: "GenuineIntel"; CPUID level 13

    Intel-specific functions:
    Version 0001067a:
    Type 0 - Original OEM
    Family 6 - Pentium Pro
    Model 7 - Pentium III/Pentium III Xeon - external L2 cache
    Stepping 10
    Reserved 4

    Extended brand string: "Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz"
    CLFLUSH instruction cache line size: 8
    Initial APIC ID: 1
    Hyper threading siblings: 2

    Feature flags bfebfbff:
    FPU Floating Point Unit
    VME Virtual 8086 Mode Enhancements
    DE Debugging Extensions
    PSE Page Size Extensions
    TSC Time Stamp Counter
    MSR Model Specific Registers
    PAE Physical Address Extension
    MCE Machine Check Exception
    CX8 COMPXCHG8B Instruction
    APIC On-chip Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller present and enabled
    SEP Fast System Call
    MTRR Memory Type Range Registers
    PGE PTE Global Flag
    MCA Machine Check Architecture
    CMOV Conditional Move and Compare Instructions
    FGPAT Page Attribute Table
    PSE-36 36-bit Page Size Extension
    CLFSH CFLUSH instruction
    DS Debug store
    ACPI Thermal Monitor and Clock Ctrl
    MMX MMX instruction set
    FXSR Fast FP/MMX Streaming SIMD Extensions save/restore
    SSE Streaming SIMD Extensions instruction set
    SSE2 SSE2 extensions
    SS Self Snoop
    HT Hyper Threading
    TM Thermal monitor
    31 reserved

    TLB and cache info:
    b1: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    b0: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    05: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    f0: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    57: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    56: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    78: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    30: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    b4: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    2c: unknown TLB/cache descriptor
    Processor serial: 0001-067A-0000-0000-0000-0000



    $ uname -a
    Linux Satellite-L505 3.2.0-33-generic #52-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 18 16:29:15 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  2. #12
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    Re: No 64-bit OS option in VirtualBox

    The problem is your CPU doesn't have hardware virtualisation support (VT-x).
    You are never going to be able to run a 64-bit VM on that CPU.

    http://ark.intel.com/products/40739/...z-FSB-Socket-P
    Cheesemill

  3. #13
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    Re: No 64-bit OS option in VirtualBox

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    You'd think so but that isn't the case, you need hardware virtualization enabled to install any 64-bit OS.
    Yes my fault. Hardware virtualization support is a must in BIOS to run a 64bit OS

  4. #14
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    Re: No 64-bit OS option in VirtualBox

    Well that stinks. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.

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