VirtualBox

Ticket #3534 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

No documentation on HOW to create a 2CPU vm, on a quad-core host...

Reported by: AntrygR Owned by:
Priority: major Component: VM control
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4 Keywords: cpus, logical cpu, cores
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

G'Day, eh?

I *need* XP x32 running, but live in Linux ( Dragon Naturally Speaking can't be installed, and correctly work, in anything other than XP x32 or Vista x32, and Vista's DRM means I don't want /it/ going on *my* system, if I can help it )

I *also* need to edit AVCHD video in a MS Windows app ( Premiere Elements 7, closest to pro video editing without $$$ or a mac ), and that *requires* a dual-core CPU.

The host is a quad-core Phenom, 2.4GHz, 4GB ECC DDR2.

Some snippets of code from VirtualBox seem to indicate that number of CPUs *is* settable, somehow, but

the manual doesn't say how, and

VBoxManage --help

doesn't say how, either.

VirtualBox documentation *does* ( somewheres ) say that one can't allocate more cores to the vm than one has, and that if one allocates 'em all, then there aren't any dedicated to the host, iirc.

a) IS it possible to get the guest to see a dual-core vm? ( or any arbitrary # of CPUs, up to the actual # ) b) HOW does one do it, and c) can this tidbit of info be put into the manual, please?

As I say, for me it's kind of crucial ( either I get this to work, or I get gouged by VMware for the dual-core vm )

( I tried linux guests, to discover how many cores were being passed through, both without AMD-V & with AMD-V, because installing XP, then changing the "machine" it sees means begging permission from MS to re-activate it )

Thanks in advance

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by ni81036

SMP for guests not implemented yet.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by ni81036

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