I’m trying to install Netrunner 19.01 as a guest in Virtualbox 6.0.14 on a Windows 7 host. The problem is only 32 bit is an available choice when selecting Linux -> Debian whilst creating the VM.
The message I get when trying to start the VM: “This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - Please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.”
As I am successfully running Windows 7 64-bit version, I must assume my CPU is 64-bit enabled. (though it is not a newer CPU, Processor - Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.40GHz, 3400 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
And, from Intel website for that processor:
Advanced Technologies Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Intel® 64 ‡
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE2, Intel® SSE3, Intel® SSSE3
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Which makes this more curious because hardware virtualization kicked an error during creation of the VM also.
Any suggestions or workarounds for this? Is there a 32-bit version available?