[Novalug] Fedora & VirtualBox
rich.goodwin at cox.net
Wed Mar 25 17:16:01 EDT 2009
On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 10:41 -0400, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Wednesday 25 March 2009 8:13:46 am 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
> > 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.
> You're running a 32bit host system. Stop doing that.
Why? If it works, why shouldn't I use it? Not everything has to be in
64bit mode and not everything runs in 64bit. While I would prefer to
run in 64-bit mode, I really don't _need_ it but the underlying OS is
64-bit and I could not get the right ISO to work.
My understanding is there's no difference "for most AMD processors" from
the Intel with Fedora. The issue is, me thinks, the ISO since I have
not seen this yet with SuSE, or Ubuntu (openSolaris was not as
cooperative as I would have hoped and will try again).
I tested with the x86_64 iso and (what I think is) amd64 iso and got the
same error - the processor detected is an i686!
So, my question is still there - has anyone else seen this? If not, I
will go the room with the big mirror, look in the mirror and have an
argument with the one in the mirror about testing at 5am and the
fool-hardy silliness of such activities. If, however, others have seen
this (Greg - thanks for the observation), then I'd rather not have the
hard discussion ... the guy in the mirror is actually rather
well-intentioned and ... nice ...not like me! ;-)
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