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#1 the_patriot11

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:04 AM

Hey posting a quick question here. i recently did a computer build for my dad, and hes been trying to run virtualPC on it. now hes actually a genius on these matters, and Ive never even messed with running virtual machines, so I know he will figure it out at some point and hes making headway, but I thought since I built it Id post a question on here to see if anyone had a easy fix for it or any suggestions. the system is a gigabyte 780g micro ATX board (cant remember the exact model number off the top of my head) with a AMD athlon x2 7750 with a ati 3650 and 4 gigs of patriot viper pc 6400 ram, and a 640 gb hard drive. Hes running windows XP professional 64 bit, and he went to virtualPCs website and downloaded the AMD 64 bit version, and when trying to get any 64 bit version of linux (openSuSe, Ubuntu, etc) he gets to the boot menu in virtualPC he clicks install, and he gets a "sorry this software cannot run on a 32 bit computer" now the CPU is obviously 64 bit, the base operating system is 64 bit, the software downloaded is supposedly the AMD 64 bit version of it, and the linux distro is the 64 bit version and all the ones he tried are on the supported distros list. Anyone know why its giving this message and a quick fix? or perhaps a different virtualization software that will work and is free? thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:06 AM

oh, and Im sorry if I got this in the wrong location, I wasn't totally sure whether I should put this under windows, linux, or other so I decided to try linux and hope for luck, if its the wrong spot I apologize for any inconvenience.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 12:46 PM

So, VirtualPC installs, but you can't install the OS therein?

Microsoft VirtualPC does not support installing Linux as a guest OS. I would recommend using another virtualization program such as Virtualbox or VMware Player. Both are free, but VMWare Player requires personal info to download and is not as full featured as VirtualBox.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:20 PM

sorry, I had the wrong name, its not a microsoft product and it says it has support for various distros of linux. Ill see what exact version hes using, and recomend those. thanks.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:09 PM

Check the VM's CPU setting. Most likely it's set at 32bit instead of 64. A VM emulates hardware less than what the PC actually has because the Host OS and the VM have to use some of the system resources.

Depending on which VM Program you use the setting will be located in different places

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:41 AM

Ok hes running virtualbox not virtualpc. and apparently, its designed to run on a 64 bit machine but emulates at 32 bit, according to the documentation it does not emulate at 64 bit. Oh well, thanks for the help. well keep playing with it, hopefully well get it sooner or later.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:06 AM

Ok he somehow managed to get it to work with kubuntu, not sure how lol. I figured he would hes a supergenius with these things just thought Id try and help him out. thanks all for your help.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:22 PM

Most likely he had a 64 bit Ubuntu CD and a 32 bit Kubuntu CD. It's not hard to mix up distro CDs, I do it constantly Iv'e got 5 copies of Ubuntu 8.10 and each one is different but they all say 8.10 or 8.10alt. Not to mention all the other unmarked CD/DVDs lying about (God only knows whats on them, 2 have ReactOS I know that)

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:21 PM

he got it running with all distros now, as long as he uses the 32 bit version of them. The software, while it will run on a 64 bit computer, emulates at 32 bit so any linux distro has to be a 32 bit distro. So a 32 but linux running with 64 bit windows, weird but it works. and I know he didnt confuse them, I gave him my 64 bit kubuntu DVD which I know is 64 bit, since I installed it on my computer in a dual boot format, and for some reason my computer wont let me mix types of OSes, they all either have to be 32 bit or 64 bit, I cant dual boot 32 bit and 64 bit simultaneously on my system for some reason but it doesnt bother me any cuz I need the 64 bit to recognize my truckloads of ram.

Edited by the_patriot09, 16 March 2009 - 07:23 PM.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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