Will there be any problem if I choose the wrong system version when install guest?

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Will there be any problem if I choose the wrong system version when install guest?

Postby lindeshun » 19. Apr 2021, 10:16

I chose Debian(64-bit) when creating the new guest, but installed a 32-bit debian system. Now the guest works all fine. Is there any bad effect for doing this?

P.S.
I tried to change the version to 32-bit in general setting, but that will cause "a critical error" while booting the guest.
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Re: Will there be any problem if I choose the wrong system version when install guest?

Postby mpack » 19. Apr 2021, 11:22

No, there shouldn't be any ill effects. Generally speaking the 64-bit templates will require more resources from the host than the 32bit templates. If the host can spare those extra resources then - no problemo.

In general, there is no requirement that you can only install a 64bit OS into 64bit-capable PCs. People install 32bit OS into physical 64-bit capable PCs all the time. The PC doesn't care...
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Re: Will there be any problem if I choose the wrong system version when install guest?

Postby lindeshun » 19. Apr 2021, 13:02

mpack wrote:No, there shouldn't be any ill effects.

Thank you!
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