[Novalug] Fedora & VirtualBox
Tom and Wendy
merky_1 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 25 10:12:12 EDT 2009
rich.goodwin at cox.net wrote:
> I am using VirtualBox on an AMD Phenom 4 (64-bit quad processor) system running Ubuntu 8.10 as the main/host OS. When I try to load Fedora x86-64, I get the processor is the wrong type. i686 is the recognized type. When I use the amd64 bit iso, I get the same thing! It works using the 32-bit i386 version.
> What I read indicates the ??_64 should work... "on most AMD processors." Has anyone else seen this? I encountered this early this morning and may not have had sufficient caffeine ... but it seemed a tad off.
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If you have a phenom, you might want to look into using KVM instead. If
your bios mentions support for virtualization (most AM2+ boards have
added it), then I think you will be much more impressed with the
performance of KVM vs. Virtualbox. The only thing I have not been able
to get to work satisfactorily is the SCSI emulation (all IDE right now).
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