Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

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Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby giridegr8 » 22. May 2009, 07:27

hi all ,
i'm using Vista Ultimate 64-bit OS with SP1 and use virtual box 2.2.2 on the host .. whenever i try to run a 64-bit OS as the guest OS i get this error
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my Computer Specifiactions ..

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66 Ghz
Intel DG33FB Motherboard
8GB DDR2 800Mhz Ram

so no problem with the specifications right ?
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby Sasquatch » 22. May 2009, 13:03

Specs issue: no, settings issue: yes. Check the VirtualBox FAQ. Please, search next time, asked a zillion times already. If you mainboard doesn't have it enabled, you can't use it.
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby giridegr8 » 24. May 2009, 15:09

VT-x and AMD-V are already activated ... have a look at the image

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i can't find any setting in the BIOS to enable Or Disable VT-X .. the bios version is the latest for the board
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby Sasquatch » 24. May 2009, 16:40

Oh, so trusting the settings is a valid point now? Geeh, I wonder, does my AMD-FX60, or even my older AMD 3500+, socket 939, have AMD-V? VB says it's enabled, but I don't see anything for it in my BIOS.
If you don't see it in your BIOS, you mainboard doesn't support it, thus you can't run 64 bit Guests. As I said, asked a zillion times. Really, check things more thoroughly before stating otherwise.
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby stefan.becker » 24. May 2009, 16:52

Sasquatch wrote:Oh, so trusting the settings is a valid point now? Geeh, I wonder, does my AMD-FX60, or even my older AMD 3500+, socket 939, have AMD-V? VB says it's enabled, but I don't see anything for it in my BIOS.
If you don't see it in your BIOS, you mainboard doesn't support it, thus you can't run 64 bit Guests. As I said, asked a zillion times. Really, check things more thoroughly before stating otherwise.


Thats not completly true. I have no setting in the bios. But my AMD X2 4200 has VT and i can run / install 64 Bit Guests.
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby giridegr8 » 24. May 2009, 17:15

i can't find an option for VTx in my BIOS .. could you please specify the location (tab) ?
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby stefan.becker » 24. May 2009, 18:05

No chance. Every Bios has another structure.

If there is no setting like VT, then check VMWARE Homepage. There is a 64 Bit Check Utility.
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby Sasquatch » 24. May 2009, 21:52

stefan.becker wrote:
Sasquatch wrote:Oh, so trusting the settings is a valid point now? Geeh, I wonder, does my AMD-FX60, or even my older AMD 3500+, socket 939, have AMD-V? VB says it's enabled, but I don't see anything for it in my BIOS.
If you don't see it in your BIOS, you mainboard doesn't support it, thus you can't run 64 bit Guests. As I said, asked a zillion times. Really, check things more thoroughly before stating otherwise.


Thats not completly true. I have no setting in the bios. But my AMD X2 4200 has VT and i can run / install 64 Bit Guests.

Lucky you. But in general, you don't have that option available to you. It really depends on the mainboard though. It's possible it's hard coded in the BIOS to enable it for you.
But in this case, he doesn't have it, so he can't run 64 bit Guests.
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby giridegr8 » 25. May 2009, 06:23

VMware Compatiablity Check Failed .. it says processor not compatiable ... but intel's site has mentioned VT and EMT64 in the features list of my processor
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby Sasquatch » 25. May 2009, 11:16

giridegr8 wrote:VMware Compatiablity Check Failed .. it says processor not compatiable ... but intel's site has mentioned VT and EMT64 in the features list of my processor

So? My laptop has a T2300, also VT-x capable, but still not accessible by VB. Why? They put in a crappy, cheapass mainboard that has no idea about anything other than that 1 + 1 = 2. Get yourself some better equipment, or let it go and run 32 bit.
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby fixedwheel » 25. May 2009, 12:47

giridegr8 wrote:i can't find an option for VTx in my BIOS .. could you please specify the location (tab) ?

@work i have a PC with intel board... have a look at "Security"

if not there try updating the BIOS, in the release notes there is something written about VT
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Filter_ ... uctID=2781
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby giridegr8 » 27. May 2009, 04:13

@Sasquatch: DG33FB is a High-end Motherboard and not a crappy or cheapass one

@fixedwheel : thanks for your help i'll have a look and reply , my motherboard has the latest BIOS .. just updated it a few weeks ago
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Re: Can't Install 64-bit OS on Guest

Postby Sasquatch » 27. May 2009, 15:08

giridegr8 wrote:@Sasquatch: DG33FB is a High-end Motherboard and not a crappy or cheapass one

Maybe not, but it's also possible they just didn't add support for it in either the chipset, or BIOS. You can always contact the manufacturer and ask how to get it working, or add support for it because you paid so much for it.
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