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Date:      Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:36:16 -0600
From:      Chad Perrin <perrin@apotheon.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: virtualbox 4.0
Message-ID:  <20110721143616.GD59455@guilt.hydra>
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On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 01:18:15PM +0200, Ross Cameron wrote:
>=20
> You have more than likely configured a 32bit virtual machine and not a 64=
bit
> one.
>     Make that change to you're VM config and you will more than likely co=
me
> right.
>=20
> Is you're host operating system also 64bit?

It has been about five months, so I may misremember, but I think I had a
very similar problem earlier this year.  I had a 64 bit Win7 system (on a
64 bit processor, naturally -- Intel Core i5).  I installed VirtualBox
and set it up for a 64 bit FreeBSD install, then tried to install 64 bit
FreeBSD; I think it was 8.2, but I didn't keep careful notes that I can
check now.

It failed to work.  I think I got a "doesn't support long mode" error,
but again I am not 100% certain due to the passage of time and the fact I
have not really thought about it in the interim.

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Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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