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Fail booting Hortonworks Sandbox virtual machine with Virtual Box

  • #16090

    Hi,
    I have a problem when I try to boot de virtual machine.

    After booting an error message apears saying “The kernel requires an X86-64 CPU, but only detected i686 CPU.
    UNABLE TO BOOT,PLEASE USE A KERNEL APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CPU.”

    I can’t modify “acceleration label” in Virtual Box because it’s unavailable.

    I’m using Windows 7 64 bits.

    Anybody can help me, please ?

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  • #17953
    Larry Liu
    Moderator

    Hi, Ignacio,

    Is it still an issue? Can you please also try to enable virtualization from BIOS?

    Thanks
    Larry

    #41819
    Ivan Gavran
    Member

    Hi! I have similar problem with VirtualBox: “After booting an error message apears saying “The kernel requires an X86-64 CPU, but only detected i686 CPU.
    UNABLE TO BOOT,PLEASE USE A KERNEL APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CPU.”

    My machine is x86_64.
    I’m using Ubuntu 12.04., I enabled VT-x in BIOS and checked VT-x and nested paging in Acceleration tab, but problem is still there. Log file can be found here. I’d appreciate any hints/experiences about solution for this problem?

    #41941
    Cheryle Custer
    Moderator

    Ivan,

    Please look at the Comment section of this post: http://hereirestinremorse.wordpress.com/virtualbox/this-kernel-requires-an-x86-64-cpu-but-only-detected-an-i686-cpu-unable-to-boot-please-use-a-kernel-appropriate-for-your-cpu/

    There is a discussion of changing the OS type to Ubuntu 64bit to solve the issue.

    #41967
    Ivan Gavran
    Member

    Thank you, Cheryle, that helped! As it seems to be an issue for lot of people, let me restate here what I found in the comment section:

    It is needed to click on Sandbox inside VB. THe first tab is “General”. There is field Type = Linux, and just underneath it field Version. Ons should set Version to “Ubuntu (64 bit)”.

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