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My MAC Died

DanDDDanDD Registered
edited February 2016 in General
My MAC died yesterday, and now I have a Windows 10 computer. The MAC and this new Windows 10 computer are both 64 Bit, but for some reason, at least for now, I only have luck installing i386, and i486 distros from Virtual Box. The selections of operating systems on Virtual Box for me only show as 32 bit, and when I tried to install 64 bit distros, I thought I downloaded the 64 bit version of Virtual Box. I got Kernel errors and it wouldn't go any further than that. At the moment I have the i386 version of Linux Mint 17.03, and i486 version of Tiny Core 6.4.1. These are the 1st Linux distros that I installed on my own Windows computer. I have however installed Linux distros on friend's 32 bit computers.

I'm pretty sure that most of the community can install 64 bit distros on Windows, what would I need to do if the only version of Virtual Box only seems to download the 32 bit version?

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  • KDGKDG Registered
    what mac died?

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  • setkehsetkeh Administrator
    edited February 2016
    can you take a screenshot of the kernel panic ??

    sounds to me like you visualization extensions are turned off in your bios.

    Here is a guide Note: the Location of that bios setting might be different of that setting might not exit at all.
    https://yoyoclouds.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/how-to-check-whether-your-pc-has-virtualization-enabled-or-not/



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  • DanDDDanDD Registered
    edited February 2016
    @setkeh, I didn't bother taking any screen shots, and it wasn't a true kernel panic error, it just said that the kernel wasn't compatible with the Virtual Box architecture that I have on this Windows computer. I'm sure you are right though. Thanks for the link and I will check it.

    @KDG, the MAC computer that I was using the whole time that I've been on this community, up until today.
  • KDGKDG Registered
    mac model? , specs?

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  • DanDDDanDD Registered
    @KDG, It was a Macbook, about 6 or 7 years old. I can no longer turn it on to get the other specs.
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    oki

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  • DanDD said:

    My MAC died yesterday, and now I have a Windows 10 computer. The MAC and this new Windows 10 computer are both 64 Bit, but for some reason, at least for now, I only have luck installing i386, and i486 distros from Virtual Box. The selections of operating systems on Virtual Box for me only show as 32 bit, and when I tried to install 64 bit distros, I thought I downloaded the 64 bit version of Virtual Box. I got Kernel errors and it wouldn't go any further than that. At the moment I have the i386 version of Linux Mint 17.03, and i486 version of Tiny Core 6.4.1. These are the 1st Linux distros that I installed on my own Windows computer. I have however installed Linux distros on friend's 32 bit computers.

    I'm pretty sure that most of the community can install 64 bit distros on Windows, what would I need to do if the only version of Virtual Box only seems to download the 32 bit version?

    You shouldn't need VirtualBox to install any given distribution (32-bit or 64-bit) to your current workstation. You'll need an UEFI Compatible Iso. from which the installer should deal with the install aside Window's 10 from there. Providing there is no UEFI Compatible Iso. available, going into your workstation's BIO settings and enabling Legacy support should allow a standard install just as easily.

    Before Pinguy came out with UEFI support for PinguyOS, I merely installed the distribution via the Legacy support option in said BIOS and haven't had a single problem in the past 2 years I've ran the operating system upon my own workstation.
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  • DanDDDanDD Registered
    @Linuxephus, I also have a Windows 8.1 Surface computer which does let me install 64bit Distros, so at the moment, I'm not concerned about it, but thanks for your advice.
  • KDGKDG Registered
    DanDD i got surface pro and ubuntu 64bit (yours a ARM pc?)

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  • DanDDDanDD Registered
    @KDG, the computer I have that started this thread is an ASUS, and has Tiny Core and Mint 32 bit versions. My Surface computer has Q4OS 64 bit.
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