VirtualBox

Ticket #2198 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Error in UG sec 1.2 -> fixed in 2.0.2

Reported by: TerryE Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: documentation
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.0 Keywords: 64-bit
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

UG Section 1.2 states "if you want to run 64-bit guest operating systems (a feature added with VirtualBox 2.0), since all 64-bit CPUs ship with hardware virtualization anyway." This is not correct. Some low end 64-bit chips (e.g. the Celeron E1200) and many older 64bit CPUs do not support VT-x. Also the motherboard BIOS must enable VT-x/AMD-V for it to be recognised.

As a result we're getting forum members who have read this and therefore assume that they can use 64bit guests because they have a 64bit chip.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

Thanks, you're right about the observation. I'll correct it.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

Same applies to old AMD Opteron cpus by the way.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

This actually has already (internally) been corrected to 'nearly all'. I'll rephrase that sentence a bit.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from Error in UG sec 1.2 to Error in UG sec 1.2 -> fixed in 2.0.2

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by frank

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