Ticket #7154 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

64bit Guest on 32 Bit host WITHOUT Hardware virtualization

Reported by: Bill9603 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.6 Keywords: Hardware Virtualization
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

VMware's VMware Player will run 64 bit guests on a 32 bit Host without hardware virtualization. Yet, VirtualBox is much easier to use and has given me a better experience. It would be great if this could be added, but maybe as a feature that is not default.

Note: I do have a 64 bit capable processor, but I do NOT have Hardware Assisted Virtualization.


Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM

System type 32-bit operating system Number of processor cores 1 64-bit capable Yes

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Bill9603

I believe that this method is called Binary Translation (correct me if I'm wrong)

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 7 years ago by frank

Very unlikely that we will implement this mode. Sorry, but the most 64-bit capable processors have VT-x or AMD-V available and covering the remaining broken Intel processors is too much effort for our limited ressources.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 7 years ago by Bill9603

Replying to frank:

broken Intel processors

Actually, I have an AMD, sadly. But maybe I can work with the source code (I am a developer) , and I can Implement it (probably won't be able to: I'll have to research on how this is done.) Then I'll comment back here.

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 7 years ago by frank

Well, then you have an older AMD processor. All recent AMD processors which are capable of 64-bit are also capable of AMD-V. Which processor is it (out of interest)?

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 ; follow-up: ↓ 6 Changed 7 years ago by Bill9603

I have the AMD Sempron. Y'know, the only (as far as I know) one that is 64 bit capable, but does't have AMD-V. One step up, and I could have gotten it =). Actually, my computer isn't that old. I was just ripped off by getting an AMD.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 7 years ago by Bill9603

Replying to Bill9603:

I have the AMD Sempron.

Thats the 2.30 GHz AMD Sempron(tm) LE-1300

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by frank

Ok, then I take my remark about Intel back. According to  this page you are right.

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by Bill9603

Yeah, I'm not gonna get an AMD by choice again.

comment:9 Changed 2 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Description modified (diff)
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