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 Post subject: Trouble installing 8.04 server because of a kernel problem
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:43 pm 
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I am running Windows 7 64 bit and I have installed Virtual Box in order to install Ubuntu Server 8.04. The problem occurs when I am trying to install Ubuntu and I get an error that reads "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i586 CPU.Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU." I have looked on the internet for a solution to this problem and almost every post says that it is because the host computer does not have a 64 bit processor. I know that I have a 64 bit processor because the computer was bought with a 64 bit version of Vista and I am currently running a 64 bit version of Windows 7. I know that this problem has been asked probably many times before but I can't find the solution. I am hoping that someone can give me a link for the answer. Any help with this problem would greatly be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:18 pm 
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Which OS are you trying to run this it in?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:30 pm 
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furball146 wrote:
Which OS are you trying to run this it in?


cujo_77 wrote:
Windows 7 64 bit


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:57 pm 
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I was actually hoping to hear he was installing in Linux :shock:

Anyways, I'd think just enabling IO Apic would do the trick (per their user manual) and/or selecting a 64 bit OS in the version area of the VM's general settings.

http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserMa ... 4bitguests

as I'd be uncertain how things would react in 7.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:21 pm 
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Wait, now I'm confused. I thought you were asking which one he was installing Virtual Box on?

He's trying to install Linux on a Windows 7 system with Virtual Box. Right?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:03 am 
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On a side note, has anyone tried Wubi to install Ubuntu on a Windows platform in order to learn Ubuntu.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:44 am 
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Try this.
http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=91671


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:55 am 
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bigtoyota479 wrote:
Wait, now I'm confused. I thought you were asking which one he was installing Virtual Box on?

He's trying to install Linux on a Windows 7 system with Virtual Box. Right?


That's the way it reads, although I'm confused if he's using that in Vista.

Anyways, the only thing alt.os here though is he's trying to install Ubuntu, which seemingly isn't the issue.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:00 am 
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Ok, I think I may have a solution to this issue. Go into your BIOS, and make sure that you have Hardware Virtualization turned on. It should be labeled something like VT, or Virtualization. I would hazard a guess that's what's holding you up.

Oh, and before you try that, can you post your motherboard and processor here? Some of them don't support hardware VT, so you may be up a creek without a paddle.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:51 am 
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Ditto.

Although I would think that one shouldn't need to do that with a 64 bit guest on a 64 bit host.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:01 am 
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He also does not mention the processor type and rev. I have a dual Opteron system as my daily desktop but the procs are an older rev so even though I run an x86_64 host OS I cannot run 64-bit guest systems.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:15 pm 
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Sorry it took me so long to reply, i have been trying all options. I tried enabling IO Apic was turned on but that alone did not help. So I want into my BIOS and found the setting labeled "Virtualization." Once I turned that on it installed, but I had a little bit of trobule so I went ahead and turned on the IO Apic coption, now located under the "System" tab. Everything looks OK, for now.
I do want to start a new thread and cluster the forum so I am going to see if you guys can help. I am thinking about using Samba to manage my network for several Win based PCs. But, I am wondering what is the limit on how many accounts can be setup on the systems. I can't find that answer.
Also, I am building my first server for myself and a group of friends to use as a media file sharing computer. The server, as of now, is not going to be running any applications, but that may change in the future. The types of files that we will have on the server are avi, mp3, jpg, etc. I am very familiar with computers, I have built and worked on many PCs, but I am not a server person. I help maintain the server at my work, Windows based OS.
Someone told me to just use Ubuntu 64 bit with Samba running and that should be good enough, any thoughts?
Also, thanks for all the help.

P.S. Here is my computer that i set up Virtual Box on, it is not the server, but several people were wondering what type of PC I was using.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 8041148373


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