Richard Freeman on 24 Nov 2010 01:33:43 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Virtualization for small system?

On 11/23/2010 08:16 AM, Art Alexion wrote:
> That said, here are some limitations I have learned.
>    1. VBox will run a 64 bit windows guest on a 32 bit Linux host ...
>       but very poorly.  Don't bother with it.

One more that I'll add - I can't vouch for 32-bit hosts, but virtualbox
will not run 64-bit guests on a 64-bit host unless it has hardware
virtualization support.  Most CPUs sold in the last few years have this,
but if you have an older system you're probably out of luck.

Some of the other options only work for any kind of guest if you have
hardware virtualization support.

This may or may not be an issue for anybody, but just something to be
aware of...

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