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#1 2010-08-22 00:36:23

d3alwithm3
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Registered: 2010-08-22
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Cant get Arch Linux to boot inside VirtualBox on a Windows 7 computer!

Hi

I have a computer running Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Im running the latest version of VirtualBox for Windows. I have created a new virtual machine with plenty of RAM and hard drive space allocated to the machine. I have set up the machine to boot from the latest ISO image of ArchLinux for x86 or x64 computers. It boots to the ArchLinux boot menu fine. I then select Boot ArchLinux and it begins to load. It then loads the ISO image but then comes up with a message saying "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropiate for your CPU". Mu computer is definitely has a x86 CPU.

Any suggestions as a way to fix this?

Thanks

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#2 2010-08-22 00:59:04

stryder
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Registered: 2009-02-28
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Re: Cant get Arch Linux to boot inside VirtualBox on a Windows 7 computer!

If you want 32-bit system you should use the i686 iso to install. x86-64 is the 64-bit system. If you are OK with 64-bit, which is the ISO you have presently, when you set up the virtual machine choose the arch 64 bit option instead of the 32-bit option.

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#3 2010-08-22 01:01:12

d3alwithm3
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Registered: 2010-08-22
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Re: Cant get Arch Linux to boot inside VirtualBox on a Windows 7 computer!

Ok. I get it now. Thanks so much for your help. smile

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#4 2010-08-22 12:58:04

stryder
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Re: Cant get Arch Linux to boot inside VirtualBox on a Windows 7 computer!

You're welcome. smile Would be good if you can mark the thread "solved" by editing your first post.

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