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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Processor family problems (Kernel Config) Reply with quote

I am installing Gentoo in VirtualBox with a Windows XP host. My CPU is 64-bit, however the computer was shipped with 32-bit Windows. I do not know whether to configure the kernel simply for an Athlon processor or an Athlon64 processor. Please reply in noob-friendly terms. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As your host OS is 32bit you will not be able to run 64bit guests.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maitreya wrote:
As your host OS is 32bit you will not be able to run 64bit guests.

Thanks, but I am still confused as to whether I should configure the kernel as having a 64-bit processor or a 32-bit processor.
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your OS does see a 32 bits machine.... You won't be able to use anything 64 bits even if the hardware is 64 bit...

Solution: Install a real 64 bit linux OS on your machine and run XP in a virtual machine...

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