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vt-x error while use Vbox

  • #14443
    Cheryle Custer

    User reports on Twitter they receive error: anyone get the vt-x error while trying to run #hortonworkssandbox @hortonworks using VirtualBox?

    Note from Hortonworks: Jack, please provide more details here. What version of Vbox, which OS and version, which browser.

    Thanks, Cheryle

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    I got it to work on a different computer. I am running windows 7(64-bit) on both and used virtualbox 4.2.6. I am not sure what causes it malfunction on the first computer i tried it on, but it might be the RAM(first = 4gb, second = 6gb).

    Cheryle Custer

    Thanks Jack. Were you running any other virtualization layer on the computer when you got the vt-x error? If you can reproduce the error can you please provide the full text of the error message? Looking at the Virtualbox forums, looks like there are several vt-x error conditions.



    The following is the full text:
    Result Code:
    E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    IConsole {db7ab4ca-2a3f-4183-9243-c1208da92392}

    btw i reinstalled virtualbox and allocated more ram; still got the same error.

    Cheryle Custer

    HI Jack,

    is your hardware enabled for virtualization? Are you running other virtualization layers?

    The VBox docs says this about the error https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=8669:
    You need a 64-bit processor with hardware virtualization support (see User Manual chapter 1.2, Software vs. hardware virtualization (VT-x and AMD-V), page 10) and a 64-bit host operating system.
    NOTE: Since version 2.1.0, you can run 64 bit Guests while running a 32 bit Host. The prior requirement for Operating System is only for version 2.0.x. You still need the proper hardware.


    Hi Cheryle,

    It seems like i first need to upgrade my bios because the current one i have does not support virtualization. Other people with my same laptop had the same problem http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Y650-virtualization-Intel-VT-SOLVED/td-p/180339 .

    Thank you! I will keep you updated once i upgrade my bios.

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