VirtualBox

Ticket #12533 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

Need to show 32-bit versus 64-bit with new VMs => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: Bird2010 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.3.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: all

Description

I only create VMs for Linux and Windows every few weeks. The problem is that I create the entire VM and install the updates. Then, when I try to install 64-bit applications, the installation fails! I scream because I remember that the default is 32-bit and I have to start ALL OVER from scratch!!!!! We live in a 64-bit world. PLEASE change the default to 64-bit. Better yet, show the bits in BOTH install choices:

In the "Create Virtual Machine" dialog, in the Version dropdown, please add the (32 bit) indicator:

Ubuntu (32 bit) <-- Please add (32 bit) Ubuntu (64 bit) <-- already indicates 64 bit Windows 7 (32 bit) <-- Please add (32 bit) Windows 7 (64 bit) <-- already indicates 64 bit

Thank you!

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 months ago by frank

You don't need to start again from scratch to upgrade a 32-bit VM to a 64-bit VM. Just use VBoxManage modifyvm VM_NAME --longmode on and perhaps VBoxManage modifyvm VM_NAME --ioapic on. But you have a point in complaining that the 32-bit VM type always comes first.

comment:2 Changed 13 months ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Need to show 32-bit versus 64-bit with new VMs to Need to show 32-bit versus 64-bit with new VMs => Fixed in SVN

Improvements in the next 4.3.x maintenance release.

comment:3 Changed 13 months ago by frank

Could you test  VBox 4.3.8 RC1?

comment:4 Changed 12 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fix is part of VBox 4.3.8.

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