[aur-general] VirtualBox and 64bit guests

Anders Bergh anders1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 09:12:47 EST 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 09:56, bardo <ilbardo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi fellow TUs.
> I'm happy to inform you that the new VirtualBox 2.1.0 finally added
> support for 64bit guests on 32bit hosts. So if you always sticked to
> arch32 because of lack of proprietary apps/lack fo time/fear of "those
> new things"/whatever... now you have no more excuses =)
> You can start contributing to arch64 today, just install a virtual
> machine! I'm doing it myself now ;-)
> Cheers,
> bardo

It only works if you have a quite recent CPU with 64-bit &
virtualization built-in. VMware however supports running 64-bit guests
on 32-bit AMD CPUs without VT-x/AMD-V.

Anders Bergh

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