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#1 2020-06-18 17:52:48

trilobite
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VirtualBox on 32 bit systems, Oracle no longer supports, so go here

I don't actually need Virtual Box, but it's +6°C and raining this morning, could be snow tonight, and what's a person supposed to do except play indoors? Cover the tomatoes? It's June is it?  We'll build snow forts tomorrow.

I've been installing BL Helium on older hardwares.  Oracle's site - well I couldn't find a 32 bit version of VB.  It's here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_5_2
and so is the Extension Pack.

Added later:
I had to do the following to get it to work (I always do thing one step at a time)

$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-686-pae
$ sudo apt-get install gcc
$ sudo apt-get install make
$ sudo /sbin/vboxconfig

It suggested perl to also be installed but I have that already. Last step takes a while as it adds VirtualBox into the kernel,

Last edited by trilobite (2020-06-18 21:13:18)


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#2 2020-06-18 18:23:02

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Re: VirtualBox on 32 bit systems, Oracle no longer supports, so go here

Snowing already in June, or still snowing from the previous winter?

I usually have the opposite problem. I install 64bit VBOX and end up with only being able to do 32bit guest OS. Forgot what the trick was. Usually something in the bios I need to turn on for the 64bit hypervisor support.

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#3 2020-06-18 19:54:10

trilobite
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Re: VirtualBox on 32 bit systems, Oracle no longer supports, so go here

Yes I believe that is right re the bios.

It's a northern climate here, always winter is lurking.  It was +26° 4 days ago.  I actually prefer the winter, but hard frozen, -10 is lovely.


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#4 2020-06-19 01:22:29

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Re: VirtualBox on 32 bit systems, Oracle no longer supports, so go here

Are there any 32bit computers out there with enough spare RAM to be running virtual machines?


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#5 2020-06-20 19:21:26

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Re: VirtualBox on 32 bit systems, Oracle no longer supports, so go here

johnraff wrote:

Are there any 32bit computers out there with enough spare RAM to be running virtual machines?

I doubt it...very very few 32 bit P4's or older AMD P4 compatible CPU's have virtualization support.


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#6 2020-06-22 03:46:19

trilobite
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Re: VirtualBox on 32 bit systems, Oracle no longer supports, so go here

Just because I have one temporarily, and for no good reason, VB works on a Toshiba u300 satellite that I put Helium on over the weekend which has Intel Core 2 Duo T5450.

(I'm going to be a dangerous person when and if I ever fully retire.  Happy Covid 64th birthday to me.  I would like to do 64 computers to give away before I reach 65. Less if I catch the damn virus and die.  tongue )


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